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SAFe Release Train Engineer - 67169BR

Primary Location: New York, New York
Additional Locations: NY-New York
Aetna Digital is a new, startup-like organization tasked with transforming health and wellness through best-in-class consumer experiences. The Aetna Digital team is responsible for defining and executing Aetna’s ongoing digital transformation and products roadmap. A core transformation goal is to build a next generation, integrated platform that enables products that drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:

The Digital Transformation Office is looking for a SAFe Release Train Engineer

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Train (ART). The RTE’s major responsibilities are to facilitate the ART events and processes and assist the teams in delivering value. RTEs communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement.he project(s).
  • Create an environment of mutual influence
  • Apply systems thinking
  • Support teams in problem identification and decision-making
  • Maintain Train-level dashboard reporting to track execution
  • Track and escalate impediments, and manage risks and dependencies
  • Coach teams and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and thinking
  • Support Agile coaching activities across program trains to elevate the Program’s application of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Facilitate groups and meetings. This includes the pre-work, the facilitation during the meetings, and the follow-up. Size ranges from 2-3 to 150.
  • Manage Train-wide processes, including :
  • Support preparation for and facilitation of Train meetings and processes, including Agile ceremonies and quarterly release planning activities in Hartford, CT ,New York OR Chantilly VA,
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to fine-tune and improve Train execution; recommend enhancements related to new and/or existing workflows based on broad view of the organization and a Lean Agile mindset
  • Support other functions of the Digital Transformation Office, as needed

Background Experience:
  • 10+ years of industry Experience.
  • 5-7 years of project management experience with proven project management skills
  • Experience with Agile methodologies ; Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) SPC or RTE certification strongly preferred
  • Experience with digital products or consumer facing technology enabled products is helpful
  • Strong analytical, oral and written communication, presentation skills; Advanced MS Office skills
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, set direction, and influence those not under direct line of management
  • Technical aptitude to support program’s use of work management and collaboration tools
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Additional Job Information:
Additional Information
The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is responsible for enabling successful program execution of Aetna's Digital Transformation roadmap across organizational boundaries, following Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) principles. It reports up through Aetna Digital Products within the Consumer Health Products department with the mandate is to deliver seamlessly integrated capabilities that transform the Aetna member's digital experience and improve health.

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
10 - 25%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

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