Work Location: Dulles, VA

Epic Systems is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment, including introducing new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats.
The Release Train Engineer (RTE) will act as a servant leader and drive relentless improvement. They will ensure clear communication working alongside Scrum Master’s to remove impediments and help the ART towards success in meeting its PI objectives. The RTE is expected to have a thorough understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and will be able to use the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/XP) to facilitate the ART level activities.

• Exhibit the behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader with a Lean-Agile Mindset. Help the team embrace Lean-Agile Values, adopt and apply Lean-Agile Principles, and implement Lean- Agile practices
• Manages and optimizes the flow of value through the ART, facilitates ART level events (including I&A, SoS) in helping to manage risks and dependencies—escalating impediments as needed
• Drives the journey towards high-performing teams and ARTs through transparency, team empowerment and continuous learning in order to promote Business Value delivery
• Produce and present ART level metrics to help the ARTs improve and take responsibility for their actions; Teach problem-solving techniques and support the Scrum Masters as coaches for their Agile team
• Facilitate PI Planning readiness, organizes and conducts the PI Planning event, working in conjunction with PM, Architects, Epic Owners, and Business Owners
• Help the Product Management in their efforts to manage and prioritize the ART Feature Backlog, generate a Vision, and build a Roadmap
• Define and document the ART’s development value stream. Coach ART members on understanding their value stream, measure the flow and relentlessly improve on the ART’s value flow

Required Skills:
• Active Secret clearance and must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
• Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
• This is a hybrid position
• 8+ years of directly relevant experience
• 2+ years of Agile experience and recent hands-on experience as a successful Scrum Master OR Release Train Engineer
• Solid problem solving and influencing skills
• Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
• Experience working with various audiences, both technical and non-technical
• Experience working on software development teams and understand both SDLC and Agile Framework
• Experience working with Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming
• Proficient in using Jira software

Desired Skills:
• Experience working with Agile tools including Confluence
• Domain knowledge in Cyber Security
• Working knowledge in various technologies to include Cloud Computing, Big Data, DevSecOps, and Automation

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related degree. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Desired Certifications:
• Agile certification from Scaled Agile Inc. (SAFe SASM, RTE, SPC)
• Scrum Alliance certification (CSM, A-CSM, CSP-SM) or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional
• DoD 8570.1-M Compliance at IAT Level I