VP, Digital Release Train Engineer

Synchrony Financial Stamford , CT 06901

Posted 2 weeks ago

Role Summary/Purpose:

The VP, Digital Release Train Engineer will be responsible for leading and coaching the Commercial Agile Release Train, developing new capabilities in the Commercial space and rolling out these capabilities to Synchrony's platforms.

The release train engineer will work across multiple agile teams with the goal of leading innovative banking solutions to production. This role is responsible for collaborating with scrum masters, product owners, program manager and business leaders in setting the agile roadmap for this train, driving new innovations, and leading the agile teams to deliver technical capabilities in partnership with other teams within the company (Enterprise Customer Engagement, Digital, Marketing, Credit, etc.).

This position is remote, where you have the option to work from home. On occasion we may request for you to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. To ensure the safety of our colleagues and communities, we require employees who come together in-person to be fully vaccinated. We're proud to offer you choice and flexibility.

You are the right candidate if you

  • Have strong knowledge of The Scaled Agile Framework and have been on or led an Agile Release Train

  • Have a proven track record of leading and executing critical business initiatives

  • Are passionate about working with large cross functional teams to deliver cutting edge features to clients

  • Have creativity, enthusiasm, and energy with a strong "can do" attitude and are result-oriented

  • Have superior oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to manage expectations of the business, clients, team members, management, and external groups

  • Are a hands on, self-motivated professional with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple initiatives

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead large/enterprise agile initiative, utilizing Scaled Agile Methodology

  • Facilitate PI planning events

  • Directly manage team of scrum masters

  • Lead, manage and direct cross-functional resources (IT and Business) as required throughout agile lifecycle

  • Manage collaboration across agile team/s, Large Solution, Dependency teams, 3rd Parties, waterfall teams and any other area that aligns with the team's PI Commitments

  • Track execution of features and capabilities

  • Plan and communicate with business, Technology leadership, and other key stakeholders regarding agile program status, milestones, issue resolution and escalation.

  • Manage multimillion- dollar budget

  • Coach leaders and teams in lean agile practices and mindset

  • Develop effective communication strategy across projects and constituencies

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of Technology experience or equivalent leadership program experience or in lieu of degree High School Diploma/GED and 9 years of IT experience, experience in developing and implementing information systems and project management experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing and implementing information systems

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management and/or scrum master with strong understanding of Agile

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months' time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months' time in position before they can post. All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don't meet the time in position or performance expectations).

Our Commitment

When you join us, you'll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard-but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we're building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+, with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you'll find community to connect with and opportunity to go beyond your passions.

This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 - 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 12

Job Family Group:

Information Technology


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