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Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more product categories, more locations and more people.

Dyson has been developing product software using Scrum Agile for several years. More recently, to support fast growth, we have been following the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a Release Train Engineer within the Intelligent Machines (IM) Team based in UK.

The Intelligent Machines (IM) Team is working on robotics and machine learning software development. You will work with a group of world-class software architects, robotics software specialists, and machine learning specialists on Dyson’s most complex products development.

The role will involve collaboration with:

  • Product category’s stakeholders

  • Program level members in release train (such as: Product Managers, Architect Leads, etc.)

  • Scrum team members (such as: robotics software engineers, research engineers)

  • External cross-function teams (such as: mechanical engineers, hardware/sensor engineers, other Release train members, etc.) to help to escalate and remove impediments, help to manage risk, support scrum team to drive for improvement.

You will be part of a Community of practice and help to drive for continual improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and facilitate SAFe programme layer agile global ceremonies:- PI Planning day(s), retrospectives, scrum of scrums to ensure teams are aligned and delivery progress is made.

  • Co-ordinate and facilitate key inter- and intra- ART business:- The RTEs work together with the Scrum Masters to ensure that dependencies, commitments, impediments, risks and synch-ups are identified, tracked, managed and accurately reported on, whether they be intra-ART, cross-ART or with 3rd parties.

  • Help scrum teams in IM Release Train deliver works against objectives efficiently and effectively. Ensure the team are not blocked from progressing. Work with the RTE’s from other ART’s and scrum masters to deliver to the Agile Release Train objectives. Be a member of the Scrum Master Community of Practice and contribute to the continual improvement of scrum- agile within the Intelligent Machines RT.

  • Serve as a scrum master for one or two teams. Day-to-day work with your scrum teams(s) to help them remove impediments, coach team members, and help facilitate team agile ceremonies.

  • Challenge and develop best practice and process improvements within software team and across the wider RDD function.

  • Agile champion: - The RTE champions agility and the agile principles both upwards into the wider business and through into their ART. Promote self-managing teams whilst providing the support to enable those teams to work as effectively and efficiently as possible.

  • You will not necessarily have an in-depth understanding of technical aspects, but you will be able to quickly pick-up new concepts and be comfortable with portraying technical information.

About you

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in (Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication/Computer Engineering) or equivalent.

  • Software development experience in requirement analysis, architecture, design, coding and testing of software system.

  • 3 to 5 years experience in Scrum Master, experience in Agile delivery, ideally for multiple teams.

  • Ability to coach, empower and lead teams to self-organisation.

  • Demonstrable experience of driving continual improvement.

  • Demonstrable experience of identifying and resolving team impediments.

  • We expect excellent technical leadership skills and the ability to influence the work of others.

  • Comfortable engaging with multiple stakeholders.

  • Good understanding of software development life cycles (Agile) and basic electronics hardware (interface to software systems).

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); fluent in spoken and written English Independent and reliable.

  • Able to work with others within and across scrum teams, to ensure that the whole project team succeeds in its goals.

Desirable:

  • Preferable an experienced Release Train Engineer with SAFe Release Train Engineer certification.

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • Experience in usage of the Atlassian suite (JIRA, Confluence, bitbucket).

  • Experience with C / C++, UML, Python.

Benefits

  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym

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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

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