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VP, Release Train Engineer at Synchrony

VP, Release Train Engineer

Synchrony Phoenix, AZ (On Site) Full-Time
Job Description:

**Role Summary/Purpose:**

The Release Train Engineer will be responsible for leading and coaching the newly formed Merchant /Provider Agile Release Train and executing on the development of new features and functions in Business Center and Provider Center applications. The RTE will coordinate Agile teams with the goal of delivering innovative digital solutions to production. This role is responsible for collaborating with scrum masters, product owners, program managers, the Train leader, and business leaders in setting the agile roadmap for this value stream. The RTE will drive new innovations and lead Agile teams to deliver technical capabilities in partnership with other teams within the company.

Synchrony product functionalities are developed in our Innovation Station, a collaborative environment comprised of dedicated and cross-functional teams focused on emerging technology, ideation and Agile development of new products.?Whether located onsite or in a remote office, the candidate chosen for this outstanding opportunity will be involved in daily interaction with team members throughout the US and offshore.

We're proud to offer you choice and flexibility. You have the option to be remote, and work from home, or come into one of our offices. You may be occasionally requested to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events.

**Essential Responsibilities:**

+ Lead large/enterprise Agile initiative, utilizing Scaled Agile Methodology

+ Facilitate and continuously align a large development program.

+ Manage risk to ensure value delivery

+ Facilitate PI planning events

+ Track execution of features and capabilities

+ Coach leaders, teams and scrum masters in lean/Agile practices and mindset

+ Plan and communicate with business, IT Leadership, and other key stakeholders regarding agile program status, milestones, issue resolution and escalation.

+ Interact with business users to gather/validate requirements/epics and develop detailed roadmap that meets business objectives.

+ Lead, manage and direct cross-functional resources (IT and Business) as required throughout agile lifecycle

+ Responsible for tracking budget and issues for assigned agile teams.

+ Create overall Agile program plan that tracks critical program milestones/releases.

+ Oversee new dependencies, risks and priority changes that are introduced to the Agile program.

+ Develop effective communication strategy across projects and constituencies.

+ Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


+ Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of Technology experience or equivalent leadership program experience or in lieu of degree High School Diploma/GED and 9 years of IT experience, experience in developing and implementing information systems and project management experience

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing and implementing information systems

+ Minimum 5 years of experience in project management and/or scrum master with strong understanding of Agile.

**Desired Characteristics:**

+ Experience and knowledge working in SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)

+ Proven track record of leading and executing on critical business initiatives on-time and within budget

+ Demonstrated ability to drive change and work effectively across business boundaries

+ Experience managing multiple scrum teams in parallel

+ Experience managing projects in large banking and financial services companies

+ Strong business acumen and superior decision-making skills

+ Superior oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to manage expectations of the business, clients, team members, management and external groups

+ Strong cross-functional team player with the ability to work seamlessly across a matrix organization

+ Creativity, enthusiasm and energy with a strong customer "can do" attitude and result oriented.

+ Hands on, self-motivated professional style with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple initiatives

+ Ability to understand technical requirements of projects and effectively manage resources, vendors and test efforts

+ Desire to work in an open, collaborative and fast-paced environment

**Grade/Level: 12**

The salary range for this position is **85,000.00 - 170,000.00** USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

**Eligibility Requirements:**

+ You must be 18 years or older

+ You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

+ You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

+ You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

+ New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months' time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months' time in position before they can post. All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don't meet the time in position or performance expectations).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

**Our Commitment:**

When you join us, you'll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard-but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we're building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+ ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to VP, Release Train Engineer , with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you'll find community to connect with an opportunity to go beyond your passions.

This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

**Reasonable Accommodation Notice:**

+ Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

+ If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at
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**Job Family Group:**

Information Technology

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