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Digital Agile Coach and Release Train Engineer (RTE).

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Employment Type:
Job Role:
Engineering – IT jobs
Sub-Employment Type:
Govt / Public Sector
Rest of UK
South East England
Salary Description:
747 Per Day Umb/ Paye an option
Start Date:
Number 8 Group Ltd
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We are looking for a DV cleared Senior Digital Agile Coach and Release Train Engineer (RTE).

Defence Digital is delivering a large, complex and classified 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. The nominated individual will require Develop Vetting in place and single UK National status.

The Organisation will be placing two new contracts for ICT services in Sept 20 and Mar 21. 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). Each iteration will last two weeks, including Planning and Innovation iterations at the end of each PI.Office applications.

Skills and Competencies.


• 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.

• Security Clearance - Develop Vetting in place and single UK National status.

• Release Train Engineer- A 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.


• Program and Project Managers - Project Management qualification through PRINCE 2/ APMP, MSP Programme Management qualification and experience deploying and embedding Business Change to Front Line Commands.

• Scrum Master - A Qualified SCRUM Master with experience of delivering Large scale, Classified IT systems.

• Lean-Agile Coach. DESIRABLE - Able to support and coach Lean-Agile delivery process supporting the wider team through coaching and planned implementation of these components into the ART.

Recent relevant experience of working with classified systems is desirable. Knowledge of DI and other MOD areas’ ways of working would be beneficial.

If you meet the experience required above please apply/call/mail me ASAP for the full spec/more information. Thank you.

Contact Details:
Number 8 Group Ltd
Tel: 02087472161
Contact: James Christie

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