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Jacobs Release Train Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

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Your Impact:

This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award. Our recruiting team will follow up with you on your application.

Job Description:

A leader for the Agile Release Train (ART) who possesses a strong understanding of Agile and can execute Agile processes and manage it. You will work closely with QA, Product, DevOps, Delivery, Architecture and Engineering to directly impact the customer’s ability to meet PI goals. You will be the master organizer of the Agile Teams’ workload for each Program Increment (PI) and will define the agenda for and orchestrate the activities during each PI planning session.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Ensure that the Agile processes are fully executed.

• Work to guide and coach others (scrum leaders) about the ART and Lean-Agile practices.

• Assign, coordinate, and review work and activities of programming personnel. Oversee the ART and the SAFe framework to ensure its functioning and productivity.

• Reporting status updates and metrics to senior leadership on the performance and efficiency of the ART.

• Facilitate risk management of the ART.

• Work to define working agreements for the ART.

• Support the Product manager when necessary.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Bachelors plus 16 years, or 21 years of experience

TS/SCI with polygraph required

• Knowledge and experience in Agile Processes and procedures (including SAFe framework, metrics, and in the implementation of Agile Release Train)

• Must be certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance), Professional Scrum master (Scrum.org), or Certified SAFe Scrum Master (Scaled Agile)

• Must have a minimum of 3 years as a Scrum Master.

• Must have a minimum of 3 years in leading teams, including the management of project dashboards.

• Background in information technology management

Complex Problem Solving – identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement new ones.

Desired Requirements

• Certified SAFe Program Consultant or SAFe Release Train EngineerPast experience as a Release Train Engineer.

• Past experience training teams and organizations in Agile. Experience in DevSecOps.

• Experience providing Agile Training to teams and organizations

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .