Release Train Engineer / Senior Scrum Master Ref. 2034

IT, Science & Technical
Central London
Full Time
£60,924 - £65,491

Our community of change professionals plays a key part in driving forward the new digital age here at MI6 – also known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).  We deliver the business change, technology and applications critical to promoting and protecting the UK’s interests at home and overseas.  Not only are we experts in our own specialisms of business change, business analysis and project management, we are also experts at building relationships with our stakeholders, adapting our approach as the environment changes and learning new ways to solve problems.  The world doesn’t sit still so why should we?  So if you want to lead unknown change to solve unexpected problems in an uncertain environment in an unpredictable future then read on.
A day in the life of a Release Train Engineer 

As a Release Train Engineer in SIS, I am proud to lead an array of unique projects. I work alongside professionals from across our organisation, including product managers representing our core business, business analysts, business change experts, system architects, hardware and software developers and scrum masters.

I create a culture of openness, transparency and collaboration.  I coach and influence teams and individuals less familiar with Agile delivery than me. I adapt my communication and leadership style to build strong relationships at all levels. I am a trusted servant leader, guiding people in problem identification and decision-making. I bring teams together, encouraging them to share knowledge, learn from each other, adapt and continuously improve.

Who I am

  • I am highly motivated with practical experience leading Agile delivery of both business change and technology projects. I lead teams of people from all different backgrounds and levels of Agile experience.  enjoy working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and encouraging teams (and myself) to develop
  • I use a pragmatic approach to implementing Agile and Entrepreneurial frameworks and put people and relationships above process
  • I adapt my leadership style and am comfortable line managing staff
  • I translate between strategic and tactical thinking and bridge the gap between those who do and don’t speak project & tech
  • I have practitioner experience in at least one of the following:  Project management, Scrum Master, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Lean-Agile or other equivalent frameworks
  • I have used Agile approaches to deliver business change and/or technology
  • I have experience leading Program increments (PI), sprint retrospectives, stand-ups
  • Ideally (but not essentially) I am SAFe qualified, or a qualified Release Train Engineer

What I do

  • I share in our collective responsibility to promote and protect the UK’s interests at home and overseas.  Our teams work closely with each other and with end users, so it’s important that I can communicate and share my knowledge.
  • I manage and optimise the flow of value through the Agile Release Train (ART) through my team of Scrum Masters
  • I build collaboration between teams and stakeholders to deliver what the business needs and demonstrate the benefits realised
  • I facilitate PI Planning and the event itself
  • I track and communicate key ART execution metrics
  • I facilitate relentless improvement for the ART
  • I manage risk and dependencies
  • I share knowledge and proactively seek ways to improve our use of Agile and other ways of working
  • I build and maintain strong relationships with Stakeholders and support their decision making

Learning and development is central to our culture and we invest heavily in our people. As part of my SIS career I can expect support in broadening and deepening my technical and non-technical skills.  I will have access to a wide variety of classroom and online learning, as well as in-house development programmes and schemes.


  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Pension
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Financial support for learning and development
  • Subsidised Gym
  • Shared parental and adoption leave

About SIS

SIS simply could not operate without our talented multi-disciplinary teams.  We exist to collect Britain’s foreign intelligence that helps protect the UK’s security and prosperity.  This secret intelligence is gathered all over the world and reported to the Government – informing policies that counter threats to our country.  

If you are looking for a career with more variety, more purpose and more opportunity then please visit careers to apply.  

Please note: you need to be a British citizen, aged 18 or over to apply.  You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or your parents, providing that they are British.  They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.  Failure to do so could disqualify your application.  

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.