30 days ago - req26857

Release Train Engineer

Research & development

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



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Are you an experience Release Train Engineer looking for a challenging and dynamic environment? Are you an experienced and ambitious Scrum master, (Chief) Product Owner or Project Leader and want to lead a large team of people and manage the processes to ensure performance of the Agile Release Train (ART)?

As a RTE in D&E EUV Source laser you work with the teams in the ART to ensure the ART deliveries are on time. You use your coaching skills to bring out the best in people. You rely on your facilitator skills to bring alignment and have your teams work in a cadence, complementing each other. You help the teams to find better ways of collaborating. You have a strong drive for improvement towards transparency, predictability, efficiency, employee engagement.

Job Description

- Ensures deliveries committed by the ART in the PI event by removing ART impediments and managing ART dependencies
- Create transparency and alignment on ART status by setting up, coordinating and facilitating agile ritualslike PI event and Scrum of scrums
- Optimize flow by tracking, reporting, measuring ART performance, managing risks, maintaining ART integration cadence and installing continuous delivery
- Work with the Group Leaders to keep the ART stable and manage external interferences so that they do not disrupt the focus of the teams in the ART
- Provide analyses of the effectiveness of rituals inside the ART, evaluate bottlenecks and advice regarding improvements in ART rituals
- Be an escalation level for scrum masters on the ART
- Reporting in D&E line management (Group Leader)
Expected behavior
- Coaching on agile practices and behavior for all people in the ART
- Motivator for the ART
- Encourage train level thinking and prevent sub-optimization
- Be present in ART and team events
- Awareness on content/technical level to keep the train on track
- Drive continuous improvement of the ART
- Ensure alignment with other release train engineers in the same System Function
- Ensures focus is kept aligned with train priorities and keeps the teams from getting distracted
- Challenge the ART in view of the agile key performance parameters (KPIs) towards greater efficiency
- Ensures awareness and collaboration of team and train dependencies
- Program Increment plan (upcoming quarter program plan with dependencies and integrations) and Program Increment assessment (looking back what went well and what must be improved)
- Track status of SMART Program Increment objectives on ART level
- Up-to-date Risks and impediments sheet
- Transparency on train performance, for example progress reporting and agile metrics
- Improvement actions from Inspect & Adapt sessions
- Team structure, team performance review, team staffing needs


- Minimum Bachelor Level
- SAFe certification is a plus


- 3-5 years of experience working in a key role in an Agile / Safe environment, RTE, Scrum Master, PL, CPO, PO, or similar. Experience as a RTE is a plus
- Experience in an industrial or development environment
- Proven performance managing teams and managing processes
- Proficient in spoken and written English

Personal skills

- large group facilitation
- planning and organizational skills
- focus on people and rituals
- drive to improve
- visual management expert
- change management
- metrics and trend analysis

Context of the position

Currently the ASML Development and Engineering (D&E) is in an Agile Transformation, in which SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is being implemented. This offers challenges and opportunities for people that want to drive this change.