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Job #: R-00136503
Location: Remote, GB
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance Required: UK - SC


Release Train Engineer

Location: Hybrid Working - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire UK

Clearance Requirements - High (Cleared to SC/ DV -Developed Vetting)


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

The Release Train Engineer will be responsible for facilitating ART practices and PI execution. They will escalate impediments, manage risk, and help ensure value delivery and relentless improvement.

The RTEs will also often participate in the Lean-Agile transformation, coaching leaders, teams, and Scrum Master/Team Coaches in the new mindset and processes. They will also help adapt SAFe to the organization’s needs, standardizing and documenting practices.

Your Role and Responsibilities:

This role requires an experienced Agile Leader to take on Release Train Engineer responsibilities for an Agile Release Train (ART) within the Defence portfolio. You will be a critical driving force within the team for optimising flow and pushing for improvement using the implementation of a Lean/Agile mindset. Some of the primary responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and optimising the flow of value through an Agile Release Train (ART)

  • Managing schedule execution and planning the software / architecture releases for the program

  • Facilitating Program Increment (PI) Planning readiness by fostering a Continuous Exploration process which drives the synthesis of a Vision, a Roadmap, and Backlogs, and through Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings.

  • Facilitating cross-team collaboration within program via Scrum of Scrums meeting and other less formal forums in support development, testing, and deployment efforts

  • Summarising Team PI Objectives into Program PI Objectives and publishing them for visibility and transparency

  • Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities through Metrics across the program’s agile and DevOps teams.

  • Briefing customer on development progress throughout PI cycle and on the status of testing, deployment, and release readiness

  • Acquiring  understanding of the large complex software system and assess risk and understand varied customer needs.

  • Coaching teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Project/Program Leaders in agile practices

  • Promoting teamwork to achieve PI goals.

  • Leading the teams towards agile maturity

  • Escalating and tracking impediments

  • Providing input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks.

  • Working with the contractor Program Management Office (PMO) on program execution

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree in system engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or a relevant discipline

  • At least one (1) year of experience supervising/leading teams or projects

  • Experience working with large software systems including hardware integration and test.

  • Ability to understand technical concepts and communicate them effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, across diverse systems and groups.

  • Experience working with an Agile software development team, managing project deadlines (ideally in a Scrum Master, or Development role)

  • Experience briefing leadership and/or customers of key status of project progression.

  • Experience communicating with and briefing status to external stakeholders, including customer representatives.

  • Experience using agile project management tools (e.g., Jira, VersionOne, Rally, IBM ELM)

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to manage time extremely well, and quickly sense when an issue needs to be discussed or triaged.

  • Must have strong attention to detail, as focus on task completion is critical.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Clearance to Start- SC

  • Clearance for the Role- DV

  • You must be willing to undergo DV clearance then achieve and maintain this level. This will be dependent upon the security requirements for the role.

What we do for you:

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

•    Contributory Pension Scheme

•    Private Medical Insurance

•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)

•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.  If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world.  You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team.  We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years.  Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.         

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that enhance your future.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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