Release Train Engineer
THE COMPANY Are you interested in helping solve today's most critical housing challenges? In simplest terms, Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We work at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae. For more information about Fannie Mae, visit JOB INFORMATION Plan, manage, and execute varied software development, customization, or IT systems development projects. Gather information at front end to determine project parameters and specifications, and to budget human, financial and other resources. May provide technical oversight to some staff and track attainment of project milestones. Report on progress and budget expenditures to project owners. KEY JOB FUNCTIONS Meet with application owners, application developers and analysts, coding staff and the like to determine business needs and functionalities desired for new or revised application. Plan course of relatively large or complex project(s), including milestones, resources needed in the form of staff hours, budget, use of technology and tools and document in project plan, following established project management methodology. Track course of project from meetings, conferring with developers, and receiving reports. Update project plan as needed. Document changes to scope or functionalities with change ticket, project plan, or other format. Assess compliance of development process with accepted methodology and communicate to responsible managers or staff. Document exceptions or deviations as needed. Convene meetings and plan agenda to ensure important issues are aired and resolved. Report on progress of project, use of staff, $ expenditures, progress on milestones and the like to application owners. Provide guidance to project staff; may manage staff of analysts who are developing technical specifications or developers who are coding. May plan, document, manage and evaluate staff performance, or contribute to evaluation by their managers. Contribute to professional or technical development of less experienced staff by mentoring or training. EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required MINIMUM EXPERIENCE 6 years of related experience SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Must have at least 6 years of software development experience (either as Project Manager, Business Analyst, tester or Developer) Must have at least 4 years of experience leading Agile teams/servicing as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Release Train Engineer 2 years of experience working in a scaled Agile environment (multiple teams supporting single product) Previous experience engaging stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations Background in facilitating discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms to achieve desired functionality Represent teams or facilitate Scrum of Scrums meeting to report impediments for escalation Facilitate scrum ceremonies for the team (Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo) Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner. Act as a conduit to other teams and lines of business with which the team is interacting Track and produce key metrics (eg, burn-down, burn-up charts, cumulative flow diagram) Scrum Master Certified (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) required Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) preferred Scaled Agile Inc. certifications preferred (SA, SPC) Should have Agile experience/knowledge of key agile techniques including Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scrum Utilize project coordination expertise and tools such as Rally, Jira, or VersionOne Experience working at an organization going through an Agile transformation EMPLOYMENT As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business. Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.