Release Train Engineer
Vodafone Limited
Johannesburg,South Africa
9d ago

Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communicationcompany providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice,messaging, data and converged services to over 60 million customers.

From our roots in South Africa, we have grownour mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambiqueand Lesotho.

The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200million people.Through Vodacom BusinessAfrica (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40countries across the continent.

Vodafoneis the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.

We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom hasachieved a remarkable list of firsts.

We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committedto continue trailblazing.

  • We employ individuals who are as passionate aboutcustomers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we arepassionate about exceeding customer expectations;
  • work relentlessly to reallyunderstand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and takepersonal accountability for the customer experience.

    We have the below vacancy available in ourOrganisation :

    The G Bandis based within theIT job family

    This role is responsible providing businessinformation during release and iteration planning, as well as supporting thereview, refine and re-

    prioritization of the release backlog

    Yourresponsibilities will include :

    Work with the Product Owner to clarify goals andbusiness value outcomes

    Manage program planning of engineering delivery

    Monitor and facilitate programs

    Manage the deployment of all releases into productionand define / assess release readiness according to business requirements

    Coordinate and communicate the release pipeline todeliver frequent releases across business outcomes; manage externaldependencies, ensuring alignment across key partners and vendors

    Track and report on release progress and managerisks

    Manage sourcing relationships

    Continuously improve release processes, implementing best practicesconsistent with agile methodologies

    Functional & Technical / Skills

  • User story definition andrefinement and team backlog management
  • Agile software development environment and methods, e.g. Scrum, TDD, BDD,Kanban

    Business and systems analysis in a large digital environment

    Development of software systems in Web-scale environments

    User and technical acceptance testdesign, execution, and validation

    Market research, design thinking, and lean start-up methods (MVPs)

    Customer experience design of digital products and services

    Analytics / AB / multivariate testing and related tools

    Data-driven decision making

    Expertise in supporting team facilitation and management tools, e.g.JIRA / Confluence, MS Project

    The idealcandidate for this role will have :

    Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma in Computer Science,Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field

    Seven or more years of experience in supporting successful delivery in BusinessAnalysis (or equivalent role) across full product lifecycles, from MVP tomarketable products in iterations, including support transition

    Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP,BDD and ATDD

    Experience in the use of analytics and AB / multivariate testingpreferred

    Experience managing senior stakeholders

    Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industrystrongly preferred

    JIRA / Confluence, MS Project, or equivalent experience preferred

    The base location for this role is Vodacom Midrand

    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan andTargets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an EqualOpportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with variousdisabilities to apply.

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