30+ days ago - req18450

Release Train Engineer – Manager

Research & development

Other technical job categories

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Other technical job categories, Mechanical engineering


ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Mission

Main responsibility for the RTE is to ensure that the Agile Release Train (ART – team-of-agile-teams) performs in a most optimal way, measures and reports on the performance and identifies improvements for the ART itself. In the end, the RTE is responsible for Delivery Excellence within the ART.

Job Description

  • Create transparency and alignment on ART status by setting up, coordinate and facilitating ART ceremonies (e.g. Program Increment (PI) planning, Inspect & Adapt (I&A), Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Product Owner (PO) sync, etc.)
  • Optimize flow by tracking, reporting, measuring ART performance and installing continuous integration/delivery
  • Ensure optimal guidance and excellence for the teams by coaching and developing the Scrum Masters and align the way of working across teams
  • Ensure fast delivery of the ART by creating transparency on and removing ART impediments and ART dependencies
  • Ensure delivery excellence by keeping the ART stable and shielding it from external interferences
  • Provide analyses of current (work)processes, evaluate bottlenecks and advice regarding improvements in processes and procedures, and ensure implementation after approval (through initiating and leading projects), in order to contribute to the optimization of (work)processes within the ART
  • Minimize blockers for ART progress by managing the risks

As RTE, you are responsible to ensure that the Agile Release Train (ART) is setup in the most optimal way for fast and high quality value delivery. Some of the key challenges of this role is to:

  • Ensure that the ART improves itself
  • Ensure that the ART stays on track with their deliverables (e.g. manage escalations / changing priorities)
  • Stakeholders of the ART are being managed
  • Provide full transparency on what is going on in the ART
  • Ensure teams stay engaged
  • Manage the cadence and facilitate rituals
  • Manage issues impacting ART and its deliverables


Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent years’(7+) experience as Scrum Master in Agile environment


  • Extensive knowledge sharing on agile, lean and SAFe
  • Large group facilitation and overseeing the bigger picture
  • Coaching
  • Acts as escalation level for SM’s, proactive problem solving
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Protecting the teams
  • Helping the teams grow
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Courageous to deliver the truth, even if it’s not what people want to hear
  • Situational leadership, feels ownership/responsible and deals fairly with everyone
  • Planning & organizing skills
  • Change leadership, continuous improvement and process management
  • Domain / business knowledge preferable

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability