Harris Corporation Release Planner/Release Train Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

Release Planner/Release Train Engineer 1/11/19--Systems, Government Relations, Program ManagementUSA - VA - Herndon




Job ID: SIS20191101-29593


Job Title: Release Planner/Release Train Engineer

Job ID: SIS20191101-29593

Job Location: Herndon, VA

Job Description:

From ocean to orbit and everywhere in between, we provide mission-critical solutions to connect, inform and protect the world. During its 120-year history, Harris has transformed communications and information technology. Harris is a proven leader in tactical communications, geospatial systems and services, air traffic management, environment solutions, avionics and electronic warfare, and space and intelligence.

On the Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: we work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting! From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place!

Essential Functions:

  • Conducting agile planning meetings with the government program management office (GPMO), product owners and other key stakeholders to understand feature objectives

  • Writing features based upon agile planning meetings to include detailed descriptions and acceptance criteria

  • Coordinate and conduct release planning and pre-planning events to establish agreement of the program’s goals for a given release

  • Develop and maintain a release planning roadmap/train of epics and features

  • Conduct backlog grooming of features with the GPMO and development and engineering leads

  • Present materials such as release planning roadmap, presentation slides for release planning events, and feature write-ups to government program management office

  • Work with the GPMO to prioritize features

  • Monitor progress of features in development and determine impacts to release planning train.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of experience or equivalent

  • Active TS/SCI with CI Poly Security Clearance Required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with an established Agile methodology such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), SCRUM, Kanban, etc.

  • Experience with Agile planning tools: Jira, Confluence, Redmine, Pivotal Tracker, Agile Bench, Rally

  • Agile planning experience as a Release Train Engineer

  • System engineering experience

  • Ability to communicate across multiple organization levels, including executive management (GPMO), key stakeholders, software and systems development

  • Ability to present clear planning goals and roadmap with presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Visio, Project

  • NGA experience

  • Experience working with Government customer strongly desired

Security Clearance:

Please be aware this position requires an active Top Secret clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.

Job Profile Matching Criteria:

Expertise--Systems, Program Management, Government Relations

LocationUSA - VA - Herndon