MasterCard Release Train Engineer - Senior Project Manager in O'Fallon, Missouri

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

Release Train Engineer - Senior Project Manager

Release Train Engineer

Position Overview:

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

Care passionate about driving our organization through the Scaled Agile for Enterprises (SAFe)


Do you have a passion for process design, continuous learning, and improvement?

Are you skilled at managing relationships across the enterprise?

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) supports the Consumer Shared Components Program:

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

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 roadmap and publishes for visibility and transparency

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 Business

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

Tracks program execution and feature completion tracking

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

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

Supports the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and facilitates a healthy intra-team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.

Act as the communications conduit to executive sponsors and program board

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

Manages relationships with external vendors and partners involved in project delivery

Using Agile and SAFe methodologies, manage the coordination, status reporting, financials, schedules and stability of product-oriented agile work efforts

A candidate high on energy with solid analytical skills, comfort with data/numbers, deep sense of accountability and ownership, strong execution focus, and a collaborative mindset, would be most likely to succeed in the role


Facilitate a full cadence of meetings to fulfill the Agile Release Train planning and operational flow:

Product Owner Sync

Facilitates Scrum of Scrums (or ART Sync)

Epic Specification Workshop (bi-weekly or as needed)

Program & Value Stream Backlog Refinement (Weekly)

Facilitates PI or Program planning events/meetings or Feature Estimation

Program Status Overview for Sr. Management or Executive Steering Committee

Program Demo

Program Retrospective

Program Kick-off

Responsible for Producing and maintaining a list of artifacts:

Program Roadmap

Program Release/Planning Calendar

Product Backlog & Prioritization (Initiatives & Features)

Program Pipeline

Program Risk Log

Program Dashboard

Program Status Reporting

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.€‹

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Requisition ID: R-68173