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Release Train Engineer II

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Date Posted: Jun 23, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Title:  Release Train Engineer II

Job Location:  United States; Cary, NC: Hybrid


Role Value Proposition

Group Core organization is adding/enhancing new products to our MetLife Product Inventory while transforming to a SAFe Agile model.  We have an exciting opportunity for someone to lead a key capability area around Customer Setup which requires partnerships across multiple capability areas.  Customer Setup is the nucleus of our eco-system and requires a dynamic and focused leader.    


This role requires the ability to employ a servant leadership mentality and focus on Agile implementation, facilitation, and program health for a medium to large sized value stream or release train.


Accountabilities include leadership across 5-8 agile teams, providing agile coaching and guidance while working across all RTEs and senior management to establish best practices and guidelines.



  • Guide and manage the ART and teams through the delivery of software and services, covering and promoting the Agile mindset
  • Work with Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to define mission value and prioritize work to help ensure strategy and execution alignment.
  • Guides, coaches and mentors’ managers and teams for Release Train, towards high performance
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary
  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PIs)
  • 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.
  • Manage program risk and facilitate escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Master and Scrum teams by fostering collaboration throughout the ART.
  • Coach teams through the exploration and adoption of agile engineering practice (e.g., test automation, CI/CD, BDD, Agile Architecture)
  • 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)




  • 3+ years of experience as a Program Manager or Release Train Engineer, 
  • 3+ years of experience in a Scaled Agile Environment with 5 or more scrum teams in the ART.
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Scrum Master or Advanced Scrum.
  • Scaled Agile certifications (SA, SPC, RTE) Certified Scrum Master.
  • Experience establishing PI Plans and Objectives. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical related field.



  • Strong judicious thinking, systems thinking and analytical skills
  • Previous experience engaging stakeholders, contributors, and technical resources to assess user needs and resource limitations
  • Strong ability to communicate with technical team members to translate requirements into technical terminology
  • Strong ability to present data in impactful way to drive decisions with stakeholders and executives
  • Identify roadblocks, evaluate needs, and drive solutions proactively and effectively
  • Experience in supporting multiple scrum/Kanban teams.
  • Experience as a systems engineer, tester, developer or systems demos.
  • Project expertise with tools (JIRA, TFS, Confluence).





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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.



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