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API Release Train Engineer


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Ways of Working

At Bank of Ireland we are changing.  We are committed to enabling our colleagues to thrive and offer agile ways of working to maximise choice and flexibility in how we work and live. Varying degrees of optionality apply depending on the role.  For more detailed information on this role, please contact us, or let us know your preferred working arrangements when you apply.

Inclusion & Diversity

At the heart of our purpose is our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity: To foster an inclusive working environment where all colleagues are enabled to reach their full potential. We are working to develop a more inclusive and diverse environment, supported by the development of our Employee Support Networks.

API Release Train Engineer

Dublin, Ireland | Permanent | Full time

API Release Train Engineer

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full time

We are a growing and exciting unit called the API Engineering Factory that own full-stack technology development across a number of strategic integration platforms and products. We are building a team of creative, likeminded technology enthusiasts who have the skills and capabilities to deliver industry leading software solutions to meet the current and future needs of a market leading Digital Relationship Bank. We have fully embraced ways of working such as scaled agile, DevOps and CI/CD in a highly collaborative team environment.

You will be responsible for supporting the development and maturity of our Agile Engineering Capability through facilitating and guiding the work of the Agile Teams in managing the Release Train and ensuring we deliver on our commitments.

The Opportunity

You will work in a team of like-minded professionals with a broad range of experience and backgrounds across IT and the Business. You will help shape, guide and establish the ways of working, participate in exciting new technology initiatives and develop strategic capabilities to enable the banks shift to a digital relationship Bank. The Engineering function offers great prospects for career progression within the Bank along with opportunities to build and grow highly sought-after technical skills and capabilities.

Working at Bank of Ireland doesn't have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our commitment to enabling colleagues to thrive means that depending on role type, you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live. We have a hybrid working model, with home, agile hub and office based options available. We will always list a primary location which can be where you go for in person collaboration, and we will agree with you where you can best perform your role.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supporting and driving our transition to multi-disciplined release teams and the embedding of new tooling and technology capabilities within the Engineering Factory
  • Managing and optimising the flow of value through the Agile Release Train
  • Reviewing and driving improvements in the way we report and manage activity across the teams
  • Establishing and communicate the cyclical calendars for Iterations and Program Increments
  • Facilitating Programme Increment planning readiness
  • Summarize Team PI objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency across our multi-vendor teams
  • Assist tracking the execution of features and stories
  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature estimation by teams and the roll-up to Capabilities & Epics, where necessary
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mind-sets
  • Helping manage risks and dependencies
  • Providing input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encouraging collaboration between teams and System and Solution Architects/Engineering
  • Working with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
  • Communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement within the release train

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Experience working in a scaled agile framework
  • Experience in maturing Agile methodologies across large multidiscipline teams
  • Experience of coaching leaders, teams and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mind-sets
  • Experience facilitating large planning events (PI) by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, Backlogs

Desirable Qualifications

  • SAFe or other industry recognised agile certifications

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - People Manager
  • One Group, one team - People Manager
  • Accountable - People Manager
  • Champion Transformation - People Manager
  • Agile - People Manager

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Closing date: Jun 25, 2021

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