Agile Program Manager (Release Train Engineer)

TECHNOLOGIES: Java, JavaScript
ADDRESS: 11799 N College Ave , IN 46032

Location Carmel, Indiana
Job Number 172976
Brand NextGear Capital


NextGear Capital, a Cox Automotive brand, is seeking a Release Train Engineer with Agile Methodolgoy experience to join our Technology Team located just outside of Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana.

Job Summary
The Release Train Engineer (RTE) facilitates the Agile Release Train (ART) processes and program execution. They escalate impediments, manage risk, and help drive program-level continuous improvement. The RTE is responsible for facilitating program events including PI planning workshop, Inspect & Adapt workshops, Program Leadership Team Meetings, and the Scrum of Scrums.

Technology We Use: Agile/Scrum, C#, WinForms, Java, JavaScript, PostgreSQL 9+, MVC frameworks, Java Spring, JUnit, Protractor and Karma testing libraries.

Manages programs to align them to value delivered to the business
Coordinates program increment (PI) planning workshops
Collaborates with the program leadership team to prioritize and manage program backlogs
Communicates program plans and progress to broad stakeholder audiences
Aggregates team objectives into Program PI Objectives and publishes for visibility and transparency
Ensure value delivered by a program is tracked through metrics
Assists with program execution and PI feature completion tracking
Provides visibility into program health, progress, and impediments
Regularly inspects the program process to discover and address the major concerns
Establish and maintain relationships with third parties and/or vendors
Drives program-level continuous improvement via retrospectives and Inspect and Adapt workshops
Coaches and mentors others on team and program level Quality Practices and Communities of Practice around SAFe, Scrum, and Agile program management
Facilitates PI planning readiness; Vision, backlogs and facilities
Facilitates program-level agile ceremonies
Tracks and resolves escalated risks and dependencies, coordinates resolution with technology leadership
Maintains proper communication with all the technical and non-technical teams involved
Provides input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
Fosters the preparation of vision and backlogs to help ensure strategy and execution alignment
Establishes, tracks, and manages program budgets
Creates, maintains, and publishes PI calendar in collaboration with peers


Bachelor’s degree in business, technology, or software engineering preferred
Agile Certification (PSM/CSM or PMI- ACP) preferred
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification helpful
Working knowledge of application development, processes, trends and best practices
Knowledgeable in agile methodology and techniques (i.e. Kanban, Scrum, PI planning etc.)
5-7 years of previous project management and/or Agile experience
1-2 years of previous experience as a ScrumMaster preferred
Experience with various project management tools and techniques
Risk management, strategic planning, and change management experience
Strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, presentation, and critical thinking skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Some travel may be required (less than 5%)
Who We Are:

NextGear Capital is the world’s leading independent inventory finance company, providing flexible lines of credit for dealers to purchase new and used inventory throughout the U.S. Canada and the United Kingdom. NextGear Capital delivers innovative solutions that empower dealers to buy and sell inventory with versatile lines of credit that can be used at over 1,000 auto and specialty auctions and other inventory sources.

NextGear Capital is focused on service, technology and simple solutions that will help

dealers stock more vehicles, attract more customers and close more deals. The company is

headquartered in Carmel, Indiana and is part of the Cox Automotive group of companies. Visit to learn more.

Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.

Date Posted: 05/16/2017
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NextGear Capital

CATEGORY: Financial Technology, Mobile App Technology CITY: Carmel

The industry's leading independent inventory finance company, providing flexible lines of credit for dealers to purchase inventory.