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Pearson Solution Train Engineer - HigherEd Courseware in Boston, Massachusetts

Solution Train Engineer - HigherEd Courseware


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Solution Train Engineer (STE) facilitates multiple Agile Release Trains and facilitates Solution Train processes.

  • Facilitate Solution Planning and PI Planning readiness via fostering the preparation of solution vision and backlog, and via Pre- and Post-PI Planning meetings.

  • Aggregate output of PI Planning into Solution PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency.

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value using various tools, such as the Solution Level Kanban and other information radiators.

  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the Solution Train, Agile Release Train, and Agile Teams help improve lean and agile thinking.

  • Coach leaders, other Solution Train Engineers, Release Train Engineers, and Scrum Masters in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.

  • Help configure SAFe to the needs organization, standardizing and documenting practices.

  • Establish and communicate the annual calendars for Solution Kanbans, Solution Demos, and Program Increments (PIs).

  • Is an evangelist of the overall Ways of Working derived as set by the Common Methodology team.

  • Assist with execution of Capability and Capability-Enablers completion tracking.

  • Facilitate periodic synchronization meetings, including the Solution Train and Agile Release Train synchronization.

  • Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating Capability and Capability-Enablers estimation and WSJF by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary.

  • Help manage risks and dependencies.

  • Escalate and track impediments.

  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks.

  • Encourage collaboration between Solution and System Architects/Engineering and Agile Teams.

  • Work with Solution and Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment.

  • Improve the flow of value through Value Streams, Solution Trains, Agile Release Trains, and Iterations using the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps.

  • Foster Communities of Practice and the use of engineering and Built-in Quality practices.

  • Primarily function as a servant leader fostering Lean-Agile Continuous Delivery DevOps mindsets


Key Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent in a related field such as information technology, computer science, or business administration.

  • 2 years of direct professional experience as a SAFe Solutions Train Engineer or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • SAFe Certified

  • Agile management tools (e.g. JIRA), requirements tools (e.g. JIRA)

  • Ability to express and present ideas effectively orally and in writing.

  • Must be highly proficient in problem solving and have strong organizational and analytical skills.

  • Ability to interface/communicate professionally with management and other employees.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.

  • Ability to handle and meet multiple deadlines and priorities. Ability to use word processing, databases and spreadsheet programs; preferably MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other systems.


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-CO-Centennial, US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 12, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1909056

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.