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Release Train Engineer III

Company: MetLife
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife is seeking an Agile Release train engineer who is experienced in dealing with complex cross-functional or enterprise-wide projects with the ability to drive both effective and efficient outcomes. It is expected that the associate, while working independently, will drive these projects from original concept through final implementation and will be able to communicate with stakeholders and leaders the status of specific projects. This role will also be a key resource in driving the transformation of our program from a Waterfall to an Agile model.

The role also involves executive reporting, portfolio management, team engagement and support of Benefits Realization Practices for the organization. Candidates must possess strong IT and Project/Program Management skills; PMP and/or PgMP and/or CSM/SAFe certification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works independently and manages medium to large scale projects and initiatives delivering in an Agile or Waterfall methodology including but not limited to reporting, governance, financial management, risk management, execution, schedule management and stakeholder management
  • Identifies resources needed, assembles project team, assigns individual responsibilities
  • Drives operational excellence through the understanding and alignment of key customer goals and business priorities.
    • Responsible for project management execution including but not limited to estimating and managing projects' costs and resources
    • Identifying and managing projects' risks and issues
    • Monitoring progress of all key project work streams, deliverables and outcomes
    • Creation and maintenance of detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports
    • Lead up to 2-3 onshore and/or offshore scrum teams in moderate complexity workstreams
    • Facilitate daily standups, iteration reviews and iteration planning ceremonies to ensure full team engagement.
    • Collaborate with the Product Owner to support short and long-term release planning, while maintaining a healthy team backlog ready for execution.
    • Designs, implements, and monitors the progress of initiatives, milestones, and budgets to ensure timelines and deliverables are met.
    • Leads and motivates direct and non-direct report project team members across various functional areas.
    • Leads project meetings and provides updates to leadership regarding project status and the application and implementation of technology.
    • Designs, implements, and monitors the progress of initiatives, milestones, and budgets to ensure timelines and deliverables are met.
      Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
      • Detailed knowledge and/or experience with infrastructure technologies and Software Development Life Cycle for medium to large initiatives (i.e.: Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
      • Proficient with office automation tools (MS Office suite of applications, email, Teams, etc.)
      • Experience working with Project Portfolio Management and Planning tools (Clarity / Target Process)
      • Experienced managing matrixed teams, internal as well as global offshore teams and/or 3rd party vendors
      • Managing stakeholder expectations through excellent communication inclusive of written, verbal and listening.
      • Strong analytical, negotiation, and problem-resolution skills as well as risk management at the team and program level
      • Strong executive presentation and entrepreneurial skills. Employs judgement, relationship management, customer orientation, learning agility, emotional intelligence, business acumen
        • PMP (or other PMI Certifications) and/or CSM/SAFe Agile certifications
        • 10+ years IT relevant experience, especially for imaging and workflow project/programs
        • 4-6+ years in a project or program management role
        • Deep knowledge Program/Project Financial Management/Budgeting Preferred:
          • Experience working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking experience
          • Knowledge of Java, databases and, Imaging and workflow tools
          • Continuous Learning mindset; Servant Leader
          • Experience using data and metrics to communicate team performance, especially for Agile projects
          • Commitment to relentless improvement
          • Working knowledge of Clarity, Jira, Azure DevOps
          • Bachelor's: Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or Information Systems
          • Proficient with Traditional SDLC and Agile project management methodologies Travel


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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 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.

            The wage range for applicants for this position is the more specific figure (for example (only): $80,000) or range within which the hiring manager reasonably expects to hire (for example (only): $70,000 - $85,000) . The role is eligible for incentive compensation under the sales incentive plan for your position. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.

            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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