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Agile Release Train - Solution Architect (Contract)

Kerry Consulting Pte Ltd Singapore
Posted 5 days ago Hybrid Job Contract Negotiable

Role: Agile Release Train (ART) Release Train Solution Architect (Day Rate Contract for a multi-year project)

Job posting by Sheralynn Tjioe, Head of Interim and Contracting Solutions (Technology) Recruitment at Kerry Consulting

Email: sr@kerryconsulting.com


Our Client is a leading Global MNC.

What they are looking for is someone with Architecture experience, who is able to see the big picture (able to help craft it) and who is able to guide teams towards this picture, through a level of hands-on interaction (i.e. they must be practitioners / doers, not just leaders / managers)
The ideal candidate has a Solution Architecture background, but has recent experience in roadmaps / strategy development, and is willing to move between the two in order to get the best outcome.


Purpose:

The ART Release Train Architect facilitates and drives the successful execution of the Agile Release Train (ART). Collaborating with teams, the ART Release Train Architect ensures alignment with Agile principles, coordinates the various teams within the ART, and manages and optimizes the flow of value through the ART using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). This role is crucial in facilitating program-level processes and execution, driving continuous improvement, and ensuring that the ART delivers on its commitments.



Responsibilities:

Agile Release Train Leadership:

  • Facilitate ART events and processes, including PI Planning, System Demos, and Inspect and Adapt (I&A) workshops.
  • Assist the teams in delivering value by ensuring clear communication, removing impediments, and managing risks.
  • Partner with Product Management, System Architects, and other stakeholders to ensure the alignment of strategy and execution.



Program Execution:

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the ART.
  • Coordinate and synchronize the ART's features, capabilities, and dependencies with other ARTs.
  • Track and report on ART key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics, ensuring visibility and transparency.



Facilitation and Coaching:

  • Foster collaboration among teams, stakeholders, and the broader organization to ensure effective delivery of business value.
  • Serve as an Agile coach to ART members, promoting Agile best practices and ensuring adherence to SAFe principles.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in continuous improvement efforts within the ART.



Risk and Issue Management:

  • Identify and manage risks and dependencies within the ART, developing and implementing mitigation plans as necessary.
  • Proactively address and resolve impediments, ensuring that they do not impede the progress of the ART.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution and ensure a healthy, productive work environment for the teams.



Continuous Improvement:

  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives, fostering a culture of relentless improvement.
  • Implement and drive the adoption of Agile best practices, encouraging teams to continuously evolve and improve.
  • Coordinate with other RTEs, Agile Coaches, and leadership to share best practices and drive overall Agile maturity within the organization.



Technical Leadership:

  • Work closely with System Architects and development teams to ensure architectural alignment and integration.
  • Provide guidance on system design and integration, ensuring consistency and compliance with organizational standards.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and Agile methodologies to enhance ART practices.



Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Release Train Engineer or in a similar role within an Agile environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile frameworks (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban) and practical experience implementing them in large-scale organizations.
  • Strong understanding of software development methodologies and DevOps practices.
  • Experience with tools such as JIRA, Confluence, and other Agile project management tools.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and SAP platforms is a plus.
  • Experience in coordinating across multiple teams and managing dependencies.



Personal Attributes:

  • A passionate servant leader who leads by example and fosters a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Proactive, with a strong desire to drive success and continuous improvement.
  • Courageous and innovative, with the ability to navigate and lead through ambiguity.



To Apply:

For a confidential chat regarding your next Technology role, please submit your resume (in MS Word format) to Sheralynn Tjioe at sr@kerryconsulting.com, quoting the job title. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Registration No.: R1878306 License No.: 16S8060

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Founded in 2003 in Singapore, Kerry Consulting is now a leading recruitment consultancy, recruiting across the Asia Pacific region. Known for its service excellence, the firm partners with many of the world's leading business institutions and upcoming startups, and has been integral in making key hires and building up the talent infrastructure for these companies. Kerry Consulting's primary goal is to affect positive long-term change for both their clients and candidates. The talented recruitment team at the consultancy is the most experienced, and amongst the largest, in the region.

Kerry Consulting recruiters extensively for the following functions: Front Office, Legal, Compliance & Risk, Finance & Accounting, Technology, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, PR & Communications, and Operations, amongst others.

The firm's coverage extends across the full spectrum of the modern-day Financial Services industry, across traditional banks, investment firms and insurance companies to fintech, payments and digital assets companies and exchanges. Kerry Consulting also has specialist teams recruiting for industries in Energy & Commodities, FMCG & Retail, Food & Nutrition, Health & Life Sciences, Hospitality & Real Estate, Industrial Conglomerates, IT & Telco, Logistics, Technology, Semiconductor and more.

The firm provides a range of services to its clients including executive search and selection, interim solutions and market mapping.

The organisation's recruitment philosophy is based on trust, energy, market knowledge, continuity of relationship and business understanding, with many of their consultants being multiple winners of Asia Money Headhunters polls. A recipient of the esteemed "Great Place to Work Singapore" Ceritification, At Kerry Consulting, the foremost held belief is that every organisation's success is determined by the quality of its people.

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