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Zions Bancorp/ZMSC Job Titles
Enterprise Technology Operations
053787 Requisition #

Zions Bancorporation is seeking an experienced technical Sr. Program Manager / Release Train Engineer (RTE). The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the financial services industry leading Payments & Treasury Management strategies and initiatives to join our team in Salt Lake City or Houston. The position will be responsible for facilitating planning and delivering of cross functional teams on enterprise aligned commitments and business value. Close collaboration with IT and business units will be required to develop solution roadmaps that outline specific outcomes.


Zions Bancorporation’s Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO) team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. We operate in a fast-paced, information-driven environment, which means we need people who bring diverse experiences, perspectives, and expertise to meet the ever-changing demands of a technology-driven world. We are grounded in the belief that “improving the work is the work” as we drive to create simple, easy, and fast solutions for our customers. Your ability to adapt, learn, and innovate helps increase revenue, reduce operational costs, and mitigates risk.


ETO provides opportunities for you to own your career growth through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Women in Technology, and Workforce of the Future initiatives that allow you to network across the organization, volunteer in our community, and build your technical and soft skills. Together we are building a culture that values diversity and creates a space of belonging for all our team members. We believe that investing in your success is an investment in our customers and our business. Our people are what sets us apart and make us great.


The ideal candidate for this position is disciplined, highly organized, results-oriented and possessing the skills and experience necessary to:


  • Function as the point of contact, orchestrator and coach for the program, and facilitation of prioritized deliverables across all impacted areas.
  • Build and foster an environment to promote self-organizing, high performing teams through strong communication, team involvement, talent development, and effective communication and leadership.
  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the Agile Release Train (ART) by working with the Portfolio and Program teams to facilitate identification of all work items, making work visible, and matching demand to capacity (limiting WIP).
  • Work with the ART Product Managers, Enterprise Architecture, Technical Leaders, Product Owners, and other key stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment.
  • Work with the ART to identify risks, impediments/bottlenecks, and dependencies. Lead the ART in creating plans to address these by providing visibility and escalation as needed and to ensure the teams can delivery on their commitments.
  • Establish & facilitate the ART Program Increments (PI) ceremonies/events on a recurring and predictable cadence (PI Planning, ART Sync, Inspect and Adapt).
  • Create or summarize the ART PI objectives and publish for visibility and transparency.
  • Track feature progress and assist in providing insights into the value delivered by the ART, as well as, radiating opportunities to optimize delivery.
  • Facilitate feature estimation and the roll-up to Epics to set delivery expectations with the portfolio.
  • Track and operate within the ART budget and ensure adherence to guardrails, policies, and standards.
  • Facilitate and coach the ART in implementing agile methods to improve the flow of value, seek relentless improvement, and solve for local and systemic problems impeding delivery. 
  • Ensure the ART has the necessary skillsets needed to deliver on the defined priorities.


Characteristics for this role include:

  • Servant leader with the appropriate level of drive and tact to support and hold team members accountable to meet their commitments.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Strong coaching and facilitation skills.
  • Understand and empathize with others, creating an environment of mutual influence, openness, and respect.
  • Encourage and support the personal development of each individual and the development of the team.
  • Tenacious in building cross program/team relationships, actively participating in community development of the RTE role.



  • 8+ years of experience in program/project management processes, agile methods and tools (SAFe, Iterative, Scrum, Kanban), resource and change management practices, traditional / waterfall methods and techniques or other directly related experience.
  • Scrum Master Certification, Advanced Scrum Master Certification or Leadership Certification or demonstrated equivalent experience and skill.
  • SAFe Certifications a plus, and particularly Release Train Engineer (RTE)
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) or demonstrated equivalent experience and skill.
  • Experience in the financial services industry; Consumer and/or Commercial Banking strongly desired.
  • Experience in program management of Payments or Treasury Management strongly desired.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field.  

A combination of education and experience may meet requirements.


Ideally this position will be in Salt Lake City, Utah or Houston, Texas


At Zions Bancorporation, we need team members who can get the job done and do it with enthusiasm. As a company, we are always striving to make the business better so we can make our customer's lives easier. Are you passionate about making a difference for people in your community? As a corporation comprised of community banks, we need people like you, who can make positive change.


Zions is full of people just like you who share the same values and work ethic. Our diverse workforce offers endless opportunities to expand your skills and gain valuable experience that will help you advance your career. Let’s talk about how we can help one another succeed.

To review our Benefits Summary click here.


Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


Applicants Requesting Accommodations: If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site.  You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at careers@zionsbancorp.com or 801/844-7628.  Please email your resume/cover letter, indicate what position you are interested in and include "Accommodation needed" in the subject line to ensure your information is routed to the appropriate contact.


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