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Release Train Engineer

Reference ID: 29956

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We’re looking for an agile leader of teams – a scrum master of scrum masters and servant-leader to our DevOps teams (currently 6 teams and growing). This highly collaborative role works with not only the DevOps teams, but with leaders across the organization, business stakeholders, and technical teams. You excel at coaching, communication, managing risk, and you’re willing to drive relentlessly towards improvement.


We partner with workers, employers, and others to help British Columbians come home from work safely every day. When workplace injuries occur, we provide support and rehabilitation to help people return to their regular lives. Our DevOps teams build customer-focused front- and back-end applications that support our people in providing these very important services to the people of B.C.


What you’ll do

As a release train engineer you will:

  • Organize, facilitate, and lead All Teams Value Increment Planning sessions with all the teams in one room (over 100 people) every 10 weeks
  • Facilitate the All Teams Retrospectives every five sprints
  • Foster scrum master collaboration through facilitating Scrum of Scrum meetings, helping the Scrum Master Community of Practice remain active and constructive, identifying collaboration opportunities and aiding cross-team collaboration
  • Coach scrum masters, product owners, and other leaders to adopt an Agile DevOps mindset
  • Mentor and supervise scrum masters, motivating them and their teams to take positive action and establish high functioning teams
  • Manage Agile DevOps ceremonies – maintaining a calendar, communicating the ceremonies’ purpose, and encouraging the right level of participation from various audiences across the organization
  • Coach teams to incorporate demo feedback and retrospective outcomes as continuous improvements and product backlog items
  • Manage value, risk, and metrics – optimize the flow of value across all teams, facilitating the synchronization of value currencies and measurement using scrum and Kanban practices
  • Provide oversight of scrum masters’ metrics and reporting, including business value realization, finances, and progress status


Is this a good fit for you?

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Lead many large, diverse teams towards common goals
  • Provide just in time feedback and coach and mentor to improve personal and team effectiveness
  • Think critically through complex problems to form practical solutions
  • Adapt to changes and model positive behavior even when faced with difficult circumstances
  • Energize teams and build rapport
  • Use excellent oral and written facilitation, communication, presentation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills


Your experience and educational background:

  • A diploma or bachelor’s degree in computer science or STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field
  • A minimum of six years of direct hands on experience in the Agile practice – And of the six years …
    • At least four years of experience with Agile methodologies and DevOps environments, leading multiple teams
    • At least two years of experience in development and/or delivery in the Cloud (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, or Google Cloud)
    • At least four years of experience in IT involving continuous process improvement, project management, business requirements and analysis and/or technical proficiency
  • Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE4)
  • Advanced Scrum Master (ASM), or a certification such as Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Team Coach (CTC), or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent certifications such as CSPO, CSD, CSP, PMI-ACP, SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), or CDAP, or CLP
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education will be considered


Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.3 million workers and 231,000 registered employers in our province.


What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.


Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.


We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


To apply

Visit our career page at and select See Job Openings to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.


Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.


Posted: December 28, 2018
Closes: February 26, 2019
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Who are we? We’re a team of more than 3,000 people, working together across 15 offices in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and B.C.’s interior. Our vision is to keep British Columbians free fr...