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Release Train Manager

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Sector:

    Project Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Swiss Franc700 - Swiss Franc850 per day

  • Contact:

    Kiran Oogarah

  • Email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -032021-88075_1615544838

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Release Train Manager

My client in financially services are recruiting a Release Train Manager to join their team as a contractor. The initial contract is for 6 months and will likely extend long term.


  • Develop and maintain the release train, including the preparation and review of release and environment
    strategy, including plans and estimation, and management of interdependencies.
  • Provide cross-team synchronisation, making sure teams have a clear understanding of how their work helps
    the customer
  • Drive continuous improvement across delivery via various channels, including improving or removing
    manual steps, enhancing the deployment and management phases of the development lifecycle, through
    Agile coaching, inspect and adapt workshops, proactive assessment of alternative delivery approaches and
    active contribution to release and environment best practice.
  • Demonstrably improve release train agility and
    value to end state customers
  • Lead and facilitate the planning readiness of teams by facilitating and fostering the preparation of release
    and sprint vision and goals and work pipelines and facilitating pre and post planning meetings
  • Manage and optimise the flow of business value delivery of programmes using Agile tools and techniques
  • Build and communicate release calendars and iterative planning cycles and synchronise with other release
    train managers across domains
  • Aggregate the team planning objectives into programme and portfolio objectives and publish them for
    visibility and transparency
  • Lead and facilitate synchronisation and dependency meeting across teams, value streams and domains
  • Own the economic decision-making by facilitating estimation by teams and the roll up to programme and
    portfolio levels


  • An expert understanding of running complex projects spanning multiple scrum and non-scrum teams.
  • Good level knowledge and proficiency with scaled Agile and P3M tools and methodologies spanning value
    stream, portfolio, programme and team levels.
  • Experience of running multiple matrix managed teams
  • Strong servant leadership capabilities along with the ability to create and share a vision in line with the
  • Strong stakeholder skills with the ability to influence both business and technical partners
  • Very good command of English and excellent communication skills

Due to COVID the position will start remotely but may require an office presence in Zurich in future.

Please click apply or send your CV directly to Kiran.Oogarah@Darwinrecruitment.com

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