AP-DAC-P024127: Senior Digital Agile Coach and Release Train Engineer – MOD
  • John Thorpe
  • 28 Jul 2020
  • Location:
    Hampshire - Basingstoke, with UK travel
  • Sector:
    Public sector
  • Type:
  • Offering:
    In-scope at a rate up to £747 Umbrella
  • Start Date:
    ASAP post interview and Clearance check
Job Description:
The MOD Defence Digital are looking to appoint a DV cleared Senior Digital Agile Coach and Release Train Engineer (RTE) for a contract running to December 2021. Based in SE Basingstoke, with travel expected to London, Bristol and other sites as needed.

Role is offered In-scope at a rate up to £747 Umbrella

Defence Digital is delivering a large, complex ICT programme in accordance with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and requires a Release Train Engineer (RTE). The RTE will be the principal lead for the Agile Release Train (ART) process. The RTE will be required to coach the organisation and new suppliers during its transition from waterfall based delivery to one utilising SAFe.

Delivery will be based on Essential SAFe (taking the simplest case) with elements from Large Solution SAFe needed to provide the control and governance the business requires (for example solution level backlog, solution intent, and solution context). This will be achieved through a single ART (with the possibility of creating further ARTs if required).

Skills and Competencies:

  • Essential - Qualified SAFe Release Train Engineer with relevant experience in Defence or similar sector. Able to demonstrate continuous improvement and adapt for the benefit of the ART.
  • Desirable - Project Management qualification through PRINCE 2/ APMP, MSP Programme Management qualification and experience deploying and embedding Business Change to Front Line Commands.
  • Desirable - Qualified SCRUM Master with experience of delivering Large scale, Classified IT systems.
  • Desirable - Lean-Agile Coach able to support and coach Lean-Agile delivery process supporting the wider team through coaching and planned implementation of these components into the ART.
  • Essential - SPC (SAFe Programme Consultant) Demonstrated through “ Implementing SAFe” qualification (Ver 4.5 or later) and associated experience of delivery of large scale, IT based Release Trains.
  • Recent relevant experience of working with classified systems is desirable. Knowledge of DI and other MOD areas’ ways of working would be beneficial.
The nominated individual will require Develop Vetting in place and single UK National status.
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