Release Train Engineer at Vertafore

| Greater Denver Area
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Our culture fosters collaboration, innovation, integrity, mentorship, commitment to success and FUN. Our managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering an opportunity that allows you to make impact in your career.


If you love technology, are hungry to learn, and are looking for a creative, fun and friendly workplace where you get to develop software that will transform the insurance industry, we would love to get in touch with you.


Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

· Schedules and leads quarterly PI Planning's and cadence of events

· Delivers weekly updates to development leadership team (with executive level visibility) to shed light on risks, dependencies, bottlenecks, and overall status toward delivery of PI plan

· Ownership of end-to-end software delivery framework from grooming roadmap items through release into production

· Owns release communications including creation and tracking of release milestones in Rally, creating change tickets with completed release checklists, and coordinating release activities (release inspection and approval, release deployment, post release communication)

· Tracks metrics/KPI's and, depending on the metric, delivers updates on either a weekly, quarterly, or annual basis

· Leads through example and persuasion, rather than through tasking/directing

· Eager to dive in and learn, with a willingness to be coached

· Is a servant leader, strong communicator, and possesses strong interpersonal skills

· Delivers training to all areas of the organization to teach and promote Agile best practices

· Ensures that teams have necessary information to deliver on highest priority roadmap items

· Ability to drive alignment from different departments with different goals

· Understands and fosters culture of quality throughout the organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Understanding of agile principles and values with the ability to effectively plan and facilitate sprint planning, grooming, sprint retros, PI retros, feature grooming, scrum of scrums, sprint demos, leadership meetings, PI planning, and weekly product updates

· Understanding of KPIs including velocity, throughput, feature predictability, and carryover

· Communicates risks, dependencies, and bottlenecks clearly to leadership and can explain and defend their opinions

· Experience with software delivery lifecycles with a strong emphasis on agile delivery methods

· Self-motivated and excellent problem-solver

· Driven to improve, personally and professionally

· Mentors and inspires others to raise the bar for everyone around them

· Loves to collaborate with peers, designing pragmatic solutions

· Operates best in a fast-paced, flexible work environment

· Has a passion for facilitation including planning, Agile ceremonies, and even tough conversations amongst senior leaders

· Strong time management and prioritization


Qualifications:

· 2-5 years' experience working in an Agile environment using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum, XP, Kanban, or other scaled Agile model

· Degree in Computer Science or similar experience and/or training

· Previous experience as a scrum master or agile team member strongly preferred

· SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification strongly preferred


Additional Requirements and Details:

· Travel required up to 10% of the time.

· Located and working from an office location.

· Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.

· Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.).

· Frequent sitting and/or standing.

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Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Vertafore's mentorship framework is an independently led experience between a mentee and a mentor. Resources are ongoingly provided to start this relationship and keep it successful & valuable.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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