Philips Chief Scrum/Release Train Manager in Rancho Cordova, California

Key Responsibilities

Planning

  • Establishes the annual calendars for sprints and program increments

  • Drives Release Planning Events

  • Facilitates release planning readiness, vision, backlog and facilities

  • Assists in economic decision making (budgeting etc.) by facilitating EPIC estimation by teams and rollup to program level visibility

  • Provides inputs on Resourcing at train level

  • Keeps track of external dependencies and manage these dependencies while planning

Execution of the ART

  • Is responsible for maximizing the efficiency of train’s delivery

  • Accountable for Quality and deliverable of the PI

  • Aggregates team objectives into Program Increment (PI) objectives

  • Facilitates in Program execution and PI feature completion tracking

  • Facilitates Scrums of scrums

  • Resolve train level impediments and escalate to Program Portfolio Management or equivalent

  • Reports ART status to relevant stakeholders

  • Drives Agile ceremonies on time e.g. System demo, Inspect Adapt workshops

Miscellaneous

  • Drives continuous improvements

  • Facilitates DevOps

  • Synchronization within and across Release Trains

  • Drives risk management

We welcome you to join Volcano a Philips Company as an Chief Scrum/Release Train Manager in our Rancho Cordova, CA location

Your Role

In your role, you have the opportunity to Work with cutting edge product line

IGT Devices is part of the Philips Image Guided Therapy (IGT) at https://intranet.philips.com/Pages/Image-Guided-Therapy.aspx business group.

Chief Scrum/Release Train Manager drives processes and execution, escalates impediments, manages risk, and promotes continuous improvement throughout the organization

  • Provide daily leadership and coaching to scrum masters, team members to apply scaled agile practices to achieve business success.

  • Drive the Product Owners, Product Managers, Scrum teams to facilitate release planning preparedness (definition, grooming, scoping) to ensure that each release train has an actionable, prioritized backlog.

  • Ensure that the Program has high visibility and understanding of the critical data for the release train – dependencies, issues and risks, Inspect & Adapt plans, train-level metrics, etc. and communicates appropriately.

  • Encourage scrum team and train-level quality practices to apply SAFe’s - Agile Software Engineering Practices for Achieving High Quality Code – including Agile architecture, and continuous integration.

You are responsible for Strategic Planning

  • Establishes the annual calendars for sprints and program increments

  • Drives Release Planning Events

  • Facilitates release planning readiness, vision, backlog and facilities

  • Assists in economic decision making (budgeting etc.) by facilitating EPIC estimation by teams and rollup to program level visibility

  • Provides inputs on Resourcing at train level

  • Keeps track of external dependencies and manage these dependencies while planning

Execution Responsibilities of the Agile Release Train Manager

  • Is responsible for maximizing the efficiency of train’s delivery

  • Accountable for Quality and deliverables of the Program Increments

  • Aggregates team objectives into Program Increment objectives

  • Facilitates in Program execution and Program Increments feature completion tracking

  • Facilitates Scrums of scrums

  • Resolve train level impediments and escalate to Program Portfolio Management or equivalent

  • Reports ART status to relevant stakeholders

  • Drives Agile ceremonies on time e.g. System demo, Inspect Adapt workshops

  • Drives continuous improvements

  • Facilitates DevOps

  • Synchronization within and across Release Trains

  • Drives risk management

You are a part of

Our solutions combine navigational tools such as catheters and guide wires with advanced software to help confirm the optimal treatment at the point of care: measurement technology, procedure-specific application support and on-board imaging and monitoring with improved anatomical and functional information to optimize therapy delivery.​​ The IGT Devices organization consists of three segments: Coronary, Peripheral Vascular and Electrophysiology.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Agilist (SA) and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

  • 10+ years of development experience responsible for end to end product delivery

  • 5+ years of SAFe & Agile way of working

  • Knowledge of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) & associated tools

  • Knowledge and experience of using Agile Lifecycle Management (ALMs) Tools

  • Team Player , High Inter Personal Skills, Collaboration Skills,

  • Negotiation and Conflict resolution

  • Preferred Certification: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Agilist (SA) and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

  • Continuous Improvement in value creation Decision making in terms of execution of scrum practices

  • Realization of business value

  • Realization of product vision and objectives

  • Consistent SAFe assessment scores

In return, we offer you

We offer you the opportunity to grow within the organization and Philips – working cross functionally with R & D, on various projects and initiatives to drive our products to our customers and be a part of saving people’s lives every day.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watch this video Experience Philips Volcano in Virtual Reality

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, and protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance

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