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Senior Release Train Engineer

Date Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition

MetLife is the leading provider of Group Benefits. The Group Strategic Technology Implementation organization is responsible for implementing solutions for products such as Vision, Whole Life, Pet, HSSA, PFML and more. Our organization is in the middle of a very exciting transformation to an Agile mindset as well as providing significant value to our customers. We are looking for an influential leader that will help drive Agile best practices while delivering significant value to our customers.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Must successfully manage release trains with limited guidance of a coach/ mentor and must also be able to manage the expectations and interests of team members, key program owners, & stakeholders
  • Establish cadence, facilitate, and drive the agile ceremonies such as PI Planning, Product Owner Sync, Scrum of Scrums, Inspect and Adapt Workshop, Innovation and Sprint Planning events
  • Facilitate escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Master and Scrum teams by fostering collaboration throughout the ART
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Safe-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness by fostering a continuous exploration process which drives the vision, roadmap, and backlogs through Pre- and Post-PI planning meetings.
  • Track and produce key metrics (e.g., burn-down charts, cumulative flow diagrams, solution velocity)
  • Help track and manage program risk.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience engaging stakeholders, contributors, and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations
  • Strong strategic thinking, systems thinking and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships within all levels of the organization
  • Experience/knowledge of key Agile techniques utilizing AZDO, Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scrum



  • Bachelor of Science in Technical related field and 6+ years of experience as a Project Manager, systems engineer, tester or developer.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a scaled Agile environment (multiple teams supporting single product)
  • 4+ years’ experience in ScrumMaster or project management role
  • 2+ years’ experience in supporting multiple scrum/Kanban team


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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 119291


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