Cummins Inc. IS and SDLC Practices Release Train Engineer in Columbus, Indiana

IS and SDLC Practices Release Train Engineer

Description

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, Indiana for an IS and SDLC Practices Release Train Engineer. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Manages, develops, and implements programs composed of multiple cross functional projects. Partners with key business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion.

Leads multiple cross-functional projects that may comprise a program from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline.

In very large programs this role could include the responsibility to work with business and functional leaders to define tangible and measurable business outcomes and to lead the program achieving those business outcomes.

Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues.

Monitors and communicates project status to project team.

Plans and monitors project budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines.

Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; identifies alternatives or solutions; applies motivational techniques to broad-based organization change issues.

Leverages experience of cross-functional resources and resources external to the project team; documents and shares team learnings with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project.

Ensures that project documentation is complete; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects and assignments.

Identifies and assigns appropriate resources to accomplish various project tasks; guides and coaches team members through various stages of the project; provides developmental feedback to team members; coaches other Project Managers in managing teams.

Qualifications

Skills

Issue Management - Maintains a cross-functional, cross-organizational project issues list, with appropriate prioritization based on the issue's level of importance. Drives appropriate and timely resolution and approval of changes to the project plan. Trains and/or mentors others in Change and Issue Management.

Scope Management - Solicits and organizes customer requirements (Voice of the Customer), and tracks the status of project deliverables. Proficiently uses a Value Package Profile (VPP) or other appropriate scope-defining document, and proactively manages change. Manages the connections between multiple levels of scope detail in related additional documents (e.g. Tech Profiles or equivalent documents). Trains and/or mentors others in scope management.

Schedule Management - Manages complex schedules integrating multiple sub-projects. Coaches "should mapping" sessions, and/or has an advanced level of proficiency with schedule management tools. Trains and/or mentors others in schedule management.

Resource Plan Management - Develops, manages, and coordinates cross-functional, cross-organizational resource plans for a portfolio, program, and/or project. Knows the right level of detail needed to complete the processes and use the tools effectively. Trains and/or mentors others in Resource Management.

Stakeholder Management And Communication - Identifies, engages and manages stakeholders at many levels of the company and across many functions and across boundaries (geography/cultures/plants/suppliers) on high impact, cross-functional or multi-year initiatives on a project, program or groups of projects and programs. Overcomes obstacles and resistance among stakeholders. Effectively stratifies stakeholder needs and creates and executes communications plans to fit the unique needs of each type of stakeholder. Trains and/or mentors others in stakeholder management.

Business Planning/Strategy - Performs business planning (business case, NPV, etc.) and strategic analysis and able to do sanity checks on the data.

Cross-Functional Knowledge - Understands the detailed work in multiple cross-functional areas. Trains and/or mentors this skill.

Project Risk Management - Leads complex or large project teams in the development of a project FMEA and/or 9-box project risk summary, and identifies and manages the actions to mitigate the risk. Trains and/or mentors other in this skill.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required.

Experience

Significant level of relevant work experience, including team leadership experience, required.

The IS and SDLC Release Train Engineer will have the following responsibilities on work done within the areas:

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the Agile Release Trains (ART) and Solution Train using various tools, such as the Program Kanban and other information radiators

  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Iterations and Program Increments (PI) Facilitate PI Planning readiness via fostering the preparation of Vision and Backlogs, and via Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings

  • Facilitate the PI planning event Aggregate Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives (the RTE) and publish them for visibility and transparency

  • Aggregate program PI objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency

  • Assist with execution and Feature/Capability completion tracking

  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the ART sync at the Program Level

  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to epics, where necessary

  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets

  • Help manage risks and dependencies

  • Escalate and track impediments

  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks

  • Encourage the collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects/Engineering.

  • Work with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment

  • Improve the flow of value through value streams using the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps

  • Help drive the Lean UX innovation cycle

  • Report status to Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and support related activities, establish Lean portfolio when not available.

  • Understand and operate within Lean Budgets

  • Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos

  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART/Solution Train and help improve

  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality Practices

  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-In Quality Practices

  • Experience in Software development with technical experience in product or software build strongly preferred.

  • 5 years of experience in Agile; SPCT 4.0 or above certification preferred apart from relevant Agile certifications;

  • Understanding of DevOps and how to apply Agile and DevOps together preferred.

  • Ability and at 1 year(s) experience coaching, mentoring and training Agile teams, Scrum Masters an added preference. Background and technical experience in Application Integrations, Microservices, APIs and API Management strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Job SYSTEMS/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Sears Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 11, 2018, 12:53:26 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002TN