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EY Client Technology - Release Train Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Technology is at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and are key to our innovation as an organization.

Fueled by strategic investment in technology and innovation, Client Technology seeks to drive growth opportunities and solve complex business problems for our clients through building a robust platform for business and powerful product engine that are vital to innovation at scale. As part of Client Technology, you’ll work with technologists and business experts, blending EY’s deep industry knowledge and innovative ideas with our platforms, capabilities, and technical expertise. As a catalyst for change and growth, you’ll be at the forefront of integrating emerging technologies from AI to Data Analytics into every corner of what we do at EY. That means more growth for you, exciting learning opportunities, career choices, and the chance to make a real impact.

The opportunity

The selected candidate will:

  • Responsible for the day to day management of large projects defining and managing scope, budget, timelines and quality, with full responsibility and authority to complete the assigned project

  • Maintains project plans, anticipates, mitigates and manages project risks and creates and implements strategies to mitigate shortfalls in project timeline and budget

  • Leads project teams consisting of cross-functional, global and virtual groups and directly supervises staff, ensuring the appropriate expectations, principles, structures, tools and responsibilities are in place to deliver the plan and deliver excellence

  • Delivers a scalable transition process to support the deployment of services into production

  • Ensures the project follows established client and specific processes including Statement of Work (SoW), Installation Guides, Staging Guides, etc.

Your key responsibilities

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the Agile Release Train.

  • Lead all Release Train Management roles and responsibilities

  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)

  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning

  • Facilitate the PI planning event. Summarize Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives (the RTE) and publish them for visibility and transparency

  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities. Help manage risks and dependencies. Escalate and track impediments. Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks

  • Communication and coordination with program stakeholders

Skills and attributes for success

  • Excellent knowledge of Project Management Processes/ Project Controls

  • Knowledge of IT governance formulation, and team management

  • Some knowledge of IT risk management, IT standards and policies formulation

  • Strong ability to create tools/ independent spreadsheets to help analyze burn rate/ earned value/ earnings variances and cash projections

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, IT, Science or other Technical qualification

  • 8-10 years in a corporate IT environment with significant Release management

  • Experience executing the Release Train Engineering role for a minimum of 3 year, diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

  • Previous experience as Release Train Engineer or Program Manager for an Agile Program with multiple workstreams in major Programs

  • Excellent facilitation, situational awareness, and conflict resolution skills

  • Knowledge of burndown techniques, retrospective formats, bug bashing, Kanban, etc.

  • Experience working with Agile oriented User Stories, ATDD, TDD, continuous integration, continuous and automated testing

  • Experience in Cloud projects (preferably on Azure), DevOps practices and knowledge of infrastructure (servers, networking, Active Directory, etc.), ADO or Jira is required.

  • Planning releases for Agile projects. Managing risks for the release scope.

  • Measure/Monitor progress of the releases and facilitate key sign off activities like Dev Complete, UAT, Infosec etc

  • Ensure deployments to environments are managed efficiently. Bring about improvements in the release process and ensure quality releases

  • Collaborate with product managers, engineering, testing, DevOps teams. Should have good experience in working with Agile teams

  • Proven experience delivering effective release management strategies and implementing scalable transitions

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • SAFe Release Train Engineer certification

  • CSP / PSM II

  • 6 sigma certification

What we look for

A self-starter, independent-thinker, curious and creative person with ambition and passion

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

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