Cluster System Engineer (CSE)

is aSystem Engineer (generic)
is part ofCluster, Cluster Management Circle
moderatesTeam System Engineer Group
Multiple are parts ofCluster System Engineer Group
is a role in areaTechnology & Architecture

With the Team System Engineer Group at the Cluster / system level,  the cluster System Engineer is responsible for the technology and architecture  within the product creation process.


The Cluster System Engineer, together with the Cluster Product Owner and the Cluster Scrum Master, form the management circle of the cluster .

Together with the Team System Engineer Group, the system architect has the following tasks:

  • Creation and maintenance of architectures of the System Portfolio within the Cluster
  • Create the architecture roadmap for the Cluster
  • Analysis and estimation of systems, applications & features, especially those that are developed across teams
  • Creation of technical and architecture-relevant work packages from systems, applications & features
  • Interlinking with the refinements in the teams
  • With the teams within the cluster: coordination, definition and support for …
    • Design decisions
    • Test automation and test management
    • Versioning and release process
    • System Integration
    • Defect management
    • Security aspects
    • Common standards for engineering tools, data storage, documentation, common models, release notes)
  • Coordination of architectural changes by the teams
    • Conflict management
    • Defense and “keeping clean” of the architecture


Further suitable links:

Events Roles Groups Artifacts
Cluster planning

Cluster Sync

Cluster Backlog Refinement

Cluster Review

Cluster Retrospective

System engineer


Cluster Product Owner

Cluster Scrum Master


Portfolio Architect

Team Product Owner Group

Team System Engineer Group

Team Scrum Master Group

Cluster Management Circle

Cluster Backlog

Usable Knowledge & System Increment

Cluster DoD

Cluster Improvement Backlog