Release Train Engineer

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Information Technology
  • Business Group:Group Technology
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:FBC/10034968
  • Closing Date:24 Jan 2021


About us
The Fletcher Building family is a community made up of people who use all their experience, skills and individuality to do amazing work. We are listed on both the NZX and ASX and have over 34 businesses across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. We are enriched by many different languages, customs and lifestyles.

Group Technology acts as a centre of excellence to provide high quality insights, guidance and advice on all aspects of IT and technical infrastructure across the Group. The team works closely with our businesses and its people, and we are committed to investing in talent and enablers to deliver outstanding results in performance. Our immediate opportunity is to re-shape our organisation and create more capacity for innovation, agility and customer connection. There has never been a more exciting time to join Fletcher Building. 

About the Role
We look forward to you joining the team at Fletcher Building as our new Agile Release Train Engineer.

Based at our Penrose Corporate head office, you will be joining the Portfolio Delivery function as part of our wider Group Technology team where the primary objective is to deliver new Digital solutions and services to ensure value can be realised by business units. As the Agile Release Train Engineer, you will be a servant leader and support the successful delivery of the PlaceMakers eCommerce Digital Strategy and roadmap for new digital applications and online services.

The purpose of this role is to lead and coach the Agile Release Train (ART) and the team of solution specialists that deliver and operate the PlaceMakers eCommerce value stream. You’ll be required to facilitate the Agile Release Train events and processes and assist the team in delivering value. You can expect to communicate with a broad group of stakeholders across all levels of the Business, manage risk and implement continual improvements.
Your scope as Release Train Engineer will see you indirectly influence 50-80 people, a combination of internal teams and partners located in various locations based in New Zealand and overseas.

Once the transformation project is underway there’s an outlook to broaden the scope of the role overtime to work with other business units and an outlook of moving part of our workforce to an Agile Methodology long term.

About You
To be successful in the role you will have a minimum of 10 years Project Management experience with 3-5 years as a Senior Programme Manager using Agile Methodologies. You will have a proven track record of successfully leading and delivering projects as well as IT change programmes of high complexity and budgets within large multifaceted organisations. With a strong knowledge of Scaled Agile (SAFe), you’ll be an expert of Programme and Project Management disciplines and industry best practices. A certification of PRINCE2/MSP/P30 or equivalent is desirable.

With a customer centric mindset and an understanding of what motivates and fosters a collaborative team environment, you will have executive level influencing and negotiating skills with the confidence to challenge and influence at executive/board level. You will have successful experience in compiling programme and project business cases, scheduling, financials and benefits management, resource management, risk/issue and scope management. Additionally, you will have demonstrable practical application of both waterfall and agile delivery methodologies.

You will be joining a driven and engaging team. If you are an Influential servant Leader and thrive on challenge and opportunity, then this is the role for you. In return, you will enjoy the on-going benefits and career opportunities of working for one of NZ’s largest employers. We are focused on improving the world around us through smart thinking, simply delivered. 
We do encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate the above experience and expertise, for consideration.

What next?
Click Apply now to showcase your skills and carve out a rewarding career path with the team at Fletcher Building. Alternatively, please forward your CV to Kavita Prema, Talent Acquisition Manager, E:  Applications will be reviewed week of 11/01/2021.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive and zero harm environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.