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Specialist, Digital Enablement – Release Train Engineering - 29767

Location: TORONTO, ON, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jun 7, 2022
Posting End Date: Ongoing

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Description

Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
 
The Specialist in Release Train Engineering is responsible for the servant leadership and delivery of key strategic initiatives within the IT branch at Air Canada. This role ensures coordination between multiple vendors, systems teams and products under the IT while also aligning with the overall IT Strategic Objectives. The incumbent works with external and internal stakeholders in addition to business units to leverage and propagate the project/program requirements, help manage risks and deliver continuous improvement for our customers.
This position will be reporting to the Manager, Digital Enablement (Agile Delivery and DevOps)
 
Functional Accountabilities
  • Partner with the engineering managers, architects, product owners, technology partners, subject matter experts, and scrum teams to monitor, track and provide oversight on the project.
  • Liaises with the partners and project teams in determining client requirements and translating requirements into project charter with clear scope, and milestones with a view to make delivery effective. 
  • Facilitate the Product Implement planning events and establish the calendars for Iterations and Program Increments
  • Assist in decision making by facilitating feature estimations by teams and publish for planning, visibility and transparency.
  • Help manage risks and dependencies and appropriately escalate and track impediments, scope, prioritization, and delivery status.   
  • Responsible for ensuring new work is appropriately sized, prioritized and added to the backlog for prioritization and estimating. Ensures coordination of routines, processes, metrics and reporting, that support planning and delivery efforts.
  • Uses domain specific and technology application(s) knowledge to define and lead detailed analysis in response to business & technology requests to develop efficient and accurate functional requirements.
  • Responsible for communication and information flow between business and technology teams.
  • Leads project / systems documentation and proactively monitor & manage project schedules and deliverables.
  • Partners with business users and drive development and provision of training, resolve questions, assess user needs and recommend changes.
  • Ensure that all scheduling, and coordination processes (deliverables, resources, stakeholders, risks) run smoothly, as well as managing conflicts between projects, making trade-offs between competing requests and evaluating resources
  • Oversees and reports on industry trends, best practices, and Air Canada’s position against competitors; conducts ongoing environment scan to provide advice and help Air Canada stay ahead
  • Helps Air Canada identify and on-board the appropriate blend of resources to meet the program needs and requirements.
  • May interact with vendors, external industry participants, and regulatory agencies.

Qualifications

  • A relevant University degree/technical certification, and/or relevant experience commensurate to the role
  • 8 plus years of overall experience in IT, 5 or more years of experience working as Scrum Master, delivery lead or release train engineer.
  • Certifications in Agile required(CSM), SAFe and CSP certification an asset. 
  • Experience working in the software development sector on large scale deployment projects 
  • Requires in depth expertise and knowledge of Agile best practices and techniques to propose and implement Agile delivery. 
  • Requires good knowledge of Strategic Resource Planning within an Agile SDLC 
  • Strong technical and business acumen, as well as detailed orientation to proactively intercept problems
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in rapidly changing environments or uncertain conditions.
  • Demonstrates openness and willingness to adapt to different and new ways of doing things 
  • Takes responsibility for the results and actively participates in the future direction of the organization
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others on a team, and to establish and maintain effective business relationships
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 
 
Diversity and Inclusion
 
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
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