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Agile Release Manager

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Work type: Full-time
Location: *Avon, MN - Corporate Office/Blattner Company
Categories: Corporate Office

What else to expect

In collaboration with our Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Teams and leadership, you will help create the long-term vision of PI Planning and continue to uphold Agile values.  Along with prioritization, planning and facilitation, you will also help coach as a people manager some of our talented IT Team members.


Who You Are:

  • A person who is passionate about Agility
  • Someone who will embrace an empowered culture and mindset
  • A leader who will help coach people within IT, Business and the Field
  • Someone with an understanding of PI Planning, story writing, prioritization, Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Comfortable facilitating large efforts and working with executives to find best solutions for Blattner


Reports to: IT Manager – Product Delivery & Development


Benefit Classification:  Salary, Exempt


Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business Management, or related degree; or combination of related work experience and education.

Experience: 5 or more years of experience working as a Release Train Engineer, Change Manager, Product Owner or related field and 5 or more years of Agile methodology and transformation experience. Previous experience in management, facilitation, product delivery teams and executive leadership required.  Position requires an understanding of Azure DevOps, JIRA, Microsoft TFS, Version One or comparable storyboard technologies.

Position Summary:  As a Release Train Engineer you will be responsible for helping create and support the strategic vision for several Agile Delivery Teams.  You will champion the release process/cadence including emergency releases, signoff, test signoff/requirements while creating Enterprise roadmaps with partnership from leadership and Product Owners.

This position will develop a relationship with the Product Owners of these Teams using an Agile mindset to help bring about digital transformation.

As a servant leader, you will work with a wide range of Agile Delivery Teams and their Products to ensure the highest levels of communication and transparency.  You will help ensure timely roll-out of features by facilitating multi-day PI Planning events on a quarterly basis.  These Features in turn will be broken down into stories at the Team level and working closely with the Product Owners, stakeholders and business lines, you’ll help ensure they’re driven to completion.  The position requires strong collaboration, communication, impediment escalation and asking “why?”.   You will have a strong desire to bring real world solutions to business needs, using some of the latest industry technologies that enhance the end users experience.  You will also work closely with Change Management to align the worlds of business and technology.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Helps strategically shape the Blattner Company’s Agile Transformation and products
  2. Regularly collaborates with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, business end users, and subject matter experts to identify needed product enhancements, deficiencies, hurdles and challenges faced.
  3. Builds out and maintains high level roadmaps and incorporate them into PI Planning.
  4. Plans, coordinates and facilitates PI Planning events on a quarterly basis.
  5. Develops, coordinates, and ensures successful execution of product release/launch plan.
  6. Works with various members of IT to ensure a smooth Change Request process.
  7. Aligns with Architecture Review Committee (ARC) and IT Steering Committee.
  8. Manages and coach’s IT employees

Additional Job Functions

  1. Helps manage risks and dependencies.
  2. Escalates and tracks impediments.
  3. Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks.
  4. Supports and upholds the information security goals of the company.
  5. Occasional travel will be required for job site and business knowledge requirement gathering.
  6. To minimize impact to the business some weekend hours maybe required during product rollouts.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to understands and appreciates the Agile culture and mindset.
  • Ability to quickly learn business processes, flows and functions.
  • Detail orientated to facilitated Agile ceremonies.
  • Hands on knowledge of Agile mindset and previous experience defining requirements and acceptance criteria for large iterative initiatives.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile principles.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Creative thinker with a strategic vision.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.

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