Release Train Engineer

Job Req ID:  878
Posting Date:  21-Sep-2022
Function:  Agile Capability

Aztec West, Bristol, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with great benefits

Job Locations

Bristol (Primary), Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds, London & Manchester


About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.

We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.


About this job role

This role is a servant leader and coach for a team of Agile squads (Agile Release Train/Tribe/Platform) whom are working towards building new products, common capabilities and enablers. The purpose of this role is to facilitate alignment and planning readiness by driving cross-squad synthesis of the Vision, Roadmap, and Backlogs, and encourages collaboration across the squads to help ensure strategy and execution alignment.


Working closely with other tribe RTEs to map dependencies and deliver end to end functionality. Co-ordinate with testing leads to plan testing, responsible for managing delivery to live with release managers. Drive improvement with new ideas processes to accelerate CIOs move to an agile organization.


Delivery accountability spans from managing pre-Program Increment Planning readiness, through to post-Program Increment retrospectives and improvement planning.  Drives lean-agile mindsets and practices, fostering collaboration and enhanced employee experience.


Main responsibilities 

  • Coordination across squads to deliver large scale technology development through technical releases to support quarterly Business Goals 
  • Summarises tribe objectves and publishes them for visibility and transparency. 
  • Support Tribe Lead and Squad leadership in the shaping and prioritisation of the backlog in readiness for quarterly delivery Program increments
  • Plan and facilitate quarterly Program Increment Planning events
  • Facilitate periodic synchronisation meetings including Scrum of scrums and Product Owner (PO) sync; system and solution demos


Main skills/experiences required

  • Solid understanding of lean Agile delivery practices with awareness of major frameworks (i.e. SAFe, LeSS, Spotify) with ability to lead collaborative agile ways of working and effectively manage changing priorities

  • Must be able lead and take ownership of proactively solving technical delivery problems across squads that are multiplatform wide, impacting multiple services or cross Tribes/Business areas

  • Be able to manage long term changes and adapting the Tribe/Release Train in line with business needs of frequent customer centric, high quality and low cost product delivery

  • Strong experience in leading team of 5+ people (either direct or matrix)

  • Stakeholder Communication: Experience in communicating to senior leadership team with view to collaborative decision making

  • Technical Delivery: Proven successful delivery track record on complex, high-profile technology enablers and/or programmes that cross multiple domains/teams



  • A target bonus of up to 10%
  • Pension contributions
  • Share save scheme
  • Access to exclusive staff products and savings


About British Telecom
We're the leading communications provider with customers in 180 countries. Across the world we enable customer's digital transformations so they can thrive. our focus is simple: be the global provider-of-choice for managed network and IT infrastructure services..