MasterCard Agile Release Train Engineer in Dublin, Ireland

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world€™s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Agile Release Train Engineer

Position Summary

Have you ever brought a product to market on a global scale?

Are you experienced in driving complex initiatives of strategic importance utilizing the

Agile manifesto?

Are you passionate about driving organizations through the Scaled Agile for Enterprises

(SAFe) transformation?

Are you obsessed with process design, continuous learning, and improvement?


The Release Train Engineer (RTE) supports the assigned segment of the Enterprise Security Solutions family of programs to include Fraud Solutions, Dispute Initiation, Identity Solutions and Chip.

Provide oversight, coordination, and manage dependencies of the initiatives and features

within the program

Facilitates PI planning readiness; Vision, backlogs and facilities and leads the actual PI

Planning event.

Serves as the €œAgile conscience€ for the train and as such coaches leaders, teams and

Scrum Masters in Agile practices and mindsets

Aggregates team timelines, creates a road-map and publishes for visibility and


Establishes the annual calendars for Iterations, Program Increments, etc.

Assists with the Discovery, Definition and Development of Features & Technical Initiatives

Facilitates estimations and prioritization at Program level, provides guidance to the


Monitors, tracks and makes decisions on issues and risks at the program level, escalates


Tracks program execution and feature completion tracking

Monitors resourcing and provides input to address critical bottlenecks

Monitors program-level Metrics and KPI€™s to drive continuous improvement via

retrospectives, Inspect and Adapt workshops

Act as the communications conduit to executive sponsors and program board

Assess team, Develop and implement program governance along Agile and SAFe


Manages relationships with external vendors and partners involved in project delivery

Help with solutions to difficult problems

All About You

High degree of initiative and self-motivation with a deep sense of accountability and

ownership; strong execution focus

Solid analytical skills; Comfortable with data/numbers

Ability to foster team accountability while ensuring continual flow of high quality value

from the Release Train

Ability to lead large scale transformation programs, involving business process and

change, organization change, and multiple large scale technology components.

Think beyond day to day tasks and activities


Experience Functioning in the Release Train Engineer role or similar coaching role for a

software development team that was diligently applying Scrum

principles, practices, in an Agile environment that scales up to a program or portfolio level

Experience leading large Information Technology projects

Experience implementing and using Agile and SAFe methodologies

Agile certification preferred

SAFe certification preferred

Excellent verbal, written and communication skills

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Requisition ID: R-71290