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Chevron Corporation Welcome Back Returnship Program – Agile Release Train Engineer in Houston, Texas

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies and conducts business worldwide. Detailed information for the countries where Chevron’s work is most extensive can be found www.chevron.com/worldwide. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way-by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies, and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. We are involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. We explore for, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market, and distribute transportation fuels and lubricants; manufacture and sell petrochemical products and generate power. Chevron is headquartered in San Ramon, California. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

Chevron believes the future of energy is lower carbon. And we know that affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. For Chevron, reducing the carbon intensity of oil and gas represents a tremendous opportunity to advance the global net zero ambitions of the Paris Agreement and build a lower-carbon economy.

Technology will play a crucial role in achieving this goal, and Chevron is seeking professionals with a desire to thrive in a cutting-edge digital, global environment to securely advance the global energy transition. We differentiate ourselves through the application of technology, taking an approach that includes in-house expertise, proprietary solutions, and strategic partnerships.

The Welcome Back Returnship Program:

Life happens, and sometimes we must make tough decisions. Many talented individuals consciously step away from their careers for reasons that may include starting or raising a family, caring for a family member, military service, or something else. Chevron’s Welcome Back Program is designed to support and develop experienced professionals when they make that next decision: to re-enter the workforce following a career hiatus.

Welcome Back is a 12-week program with integrated learning that includes supervisor and mentor support, experiential learning, career support, and formal training as needed. Successful participants may be offered full-time employment at the end of their returnship.

Chevron offers a 9/80 work schedule and a hybrid work model; specific days in the office are flexible based on job requirements.

Returners who convert to full time hires at the end of their programs will take advantage of these additional benefits once hired:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Annual incentive awards when the company meets its established goals

  • Health and dental care coverage

  • Retirement and savings plans

  • Disability and life insurance

  • Domestic partner benefits for same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partners

  • Flexible Spending Account Plan

  • Time off (paid vacations and holidays)

  • Access to counseling services and treatment facilities through Employee Assistance and WorkLife Services and the Mental Health/Substance Abuse Plan

  • Compressed workweek schedules and flextime options

  • Programs to help you balance your work and personal schedule

  • Adoption benefits

  • Dependent care expense reimbursement for business travelers

  • Fitness centers, fitness membership partnerships, and fitness incentive programs (varies by location)

  • Recognition and service awards programs to recognize outstanding performance

Job Description:

We are looking for an Agile Release Train Engineer to join Chevron IT. Ideal candidates are passionate individuals who exemplify high performing behaviors and share our vision of bringing Agile/Scrum and the power of new ways of working and solutions to IT and internal business partners. The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Trains (ART) across multiple product lines, consisting of multiple Scrum teams.

The RTEs facilitate the ART events & processes for multiple product lines, think strategically about how best to deliver value for the overall platform and assist teams in delivering that value, and coach/guide other RTE’s on other product lines within the platform. RTEs communicate with stakeholders, remove barriers, escalate impediments where applicable, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement for ARTs. RTEs establish and communicate the cadence of iterations and Program Increments (PIs). RTEs facilitate the PI planning event, and other ceremonies such as the ART Sync and demos.

The successful candidate for this position will be supporting digital platforms such as Surface, IT Foundation, Subsurface, HSE, Law, Finance. The RTE will have previous Scrum experience, strong facilitation, and stakeholder engagement experience. Many also participate in the Scrum coaching of leaders, teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters in the new processes and agile mindset. They help configure documenting best practices to support the OC development around Scrum. RTEs can progress to Solution Train Engineers or other IT roles in delivering new technologies and processes to Chevron IT.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the ART events and processes and assist teams in delivering value.

  • Summarize PI Objectives and publish them for visibility and transparency.

  • Assist in tracking the execution of features and capabilities and improve the flow of value

  • Provide coaching, guidance and coordination with other RTE’s working within the same platform

  • Communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement

  • Able to think strategically about how to deliver business value across the overall platform

  • Able to create and maintain dashboards and queries that makes information visible for decision making

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently on a career break of 18 months or longer

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT or business-related discipline

  • 3+ years as a Scrum Master

  • 1-2+ years as an Agile Release Train Engineer

  • Prior experience managing Agile Release Trains using the scaled agile SAFe Framework

  • Strong facilitation, and stakeholder engagement experience

  • Ability to coach and guide other RTE’s working within the platform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Scrum Master certification(s)

  • SAFe certification(s)

  • Experience managing Sprint and/or Kanban boards using Azure DevOps or similar work management tool

  • Previous experience with ADO, risk management, and dependency management

  • Understanding of incremental delivery/release management and knowledge of multiple business domains

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered. Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at emplymnt@chevron.com.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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