U.S. Bank Release Train Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri

The Workstream Integrator (aka Release Train Engineer) will act as a servant leader as part of an agile team to deliver high value process automation solutions that contribute to the success of our TOS 2020 strategy. Working independently, and collaboratively, a Workstream Integrator will keep the TOS 2020 Process Automation teams focused and instruct/coach professional contributors.

Partnering with key technical, operational, business, and support stakeholders; this role acts as a team facilitator, constantly challenging old norms while keeping the team focused on the goals of iteration and speed to market. This role will facilitate and coordinate all agile ceremonies and oversee the building of the team’s backlog to ensure alignment with the workstream’s strategic vision, goals and objectives.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides overall guidance for workstream team to adhere to agile principles and practices. Arrange, facilitate and schedule meetings, demos and decision-making processes to ensure that the proper collaborative process is in use. This includes team backlog grooming, estimating and sizing efforts, quarterly planning, weekly standups, and retrospectives.

  2. Works with workstream leads, stakeholders and team members to continuously improve. Drive quicker delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics to identify areas of opportunity.

  3. Facilitates transparency by escalating impediments and shares progress by the team to the appropriate channels. Provides regular and open communication across the workstream to all stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments. Eliminates impediments by actively addressing issues so the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the workstream. Actively engaged in defining and managing action items, identifying issues and risks, adjusting scope, and identifying tasks necessary to complete planned work.

  4. Guides team in self-organization; encourages and motivates team to focus on iteration goals. Helps the team improve on their journey towards continuous delivery; which includes practices including continuous integration, continuous deployment and designing the solutions for release.

  5. Guides solution evaluation activities across the Automation Enablement Center to identify suitability and feasibility of automation objectives while aligning opportunities with the most relevant TOS 2020 solution sets

  6. Establish and maintain close, collaborative working relationships with and between workstream leads, team members and stakeholders to provide transparency and create accountability.

  7. Establish and maintain close, collaborative working relationship with and between individual execution teams owning automation initiatives operating under the TOS 2020 charter to coach individual team execution, cross team collaboration, best practices, and tighter alignment in purpose

  8. Provides relevant updates to TOS 2020 leaders, TOS management, change agents, and other interested parties as needed.


Understands and can manage organizational resources, priorities, business objectives and policies; working in a matrix environment to meet workstream timelines and goals.

Experience and use of agile principles and practices. Experience in business analysis, project management, product management and product development. Demonstrated coaching experience (effective at getting the best out of people, drive people to their best performance, empowerment, and motivation). Excellent communication, collaboration, leadership and conflict resolution skills. Experience using tools that measure and report on team performance, backlog health and continuous improvement.

Role & Responsibility considerations

  • Individual contributor with comprehensive knowledge of agile principles and practices

  • Ability to execute highly complex specialized projects; adapts precedent and may make significant departures from traditional approaches to develop, identify, and embrace new solutions

  • Leads by example; providing support and mentoring as needed to ensure sufficient skill, knowledge and effectiveness in the workstream development process

  • Adept experience in leading and influencing teams and key stakeholders

  • Executive management level presentation skills

  • Entirely self-directed, can solve business problems from inception to implementation without explicit direction

  • Creative, flexible, and willing to continuously change, evolve, and improve workstream development processes

  • Clear leader in the most complex and broadest scope of emerging technology and business topics

  • Demonstrated enterprise-level collaboration and system/business architecture understanding skilled at aligning opportunities with solution options

  • Participates in key enterprise decisions and technical direction; including governing standards and operating practices


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience

  • Five or more years of experience in Agile technology delivery and tools

  • Five or more years of Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) experience

  • Five or more years of experience as a Scrum Master, preferably in SAFe, Kanban or financial services industry

  • At least one year of experience as a Release Train Engineer

  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master), SA (SAFe Agilist), SSM (SAFe Scrum Master) certifications

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Considerable knowledge of banking and financial services industry

  • Thorough knowledge of a project lifecycle, including budgeting and forecasting

  • SAFe or Kanban experience: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Agilist, SAFe Scrum Master

  • Experience with Version One

  • Experience with robotics software such as Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, UI Path, or Pegasystems

Job: Information Technology

Primary Location: United States

Shift: 1st - Daytime

Average Hours Per Week: 40

Requisition ID: 180041306

Other Locations: Minnesota-MN-Richfield

U.S. Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse workforce.

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.