General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has an immediate requirement for an Agile Coach to support ongoing efforts to implement and the USPS Agile Scrum Software Development Methodology across all projects within the CIO. These resources will increase the organization's utilization and skills in agile methodology and agile development best practices and provide hands on assistance to project teams on setting up development projects using our customer's standard toolsets (for example, VersionOne and the HP ALM tool suite). Additionally the Scrum Masters will be responsible for mentoring the organization on agile methodology (Scrum, SAFE, and others as defined) and standard toolset. These resources will also be used to help monitor the use of Agile in the various projects at each Solution Center to ensure consistency amongst the centers and to promote value driven development.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Support an Agile “Center of Excellence” within each of the four Solution Centers
Coach and mentor Solution Center development teams practicing agile methods with state of the art engineering practices and continuous integration tools to improve software quality and minimize defects
Work with Solution Centers scrum teams to prepare and groom backlogs
Provide experienced senior leadership for USPS IT implementation of the enterprise Agile program
Provide Agile metric progress reporting, Agile project report cards, training progress and set up processes to measure ROI
Assist with updating USPS process (i.e. TSLC/SDLC), policies, standards, etc.
Assist with identifying Agile projects and develop project plans to ready systems
Prepare Communications for IT Management
Provide guidance to Solution Centers scrum teams on Scrum processes, deliverables, and project status
Work with Solution Centers scrum teams to use VersionOne Agile tool and HP ALM tool suite. The coaches must have expert knowledge of how to use these tools
Work with the Requirements and Test Planning team to raise issues, identify benefits, and promote successes
Provide leadership and guidance to Solution Center BPLs on project status and visibility, including problem solving that may arise during an Agile project
Coach and assist Solution Center development teams implementing Agile engineering practices and continuous integration to improve processes and procedures
Audit teams artifacts & Agile process documents for improvements
Please Note: We can only accept US citizens and or Green Card Holders. The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years and not have left the country for more than 180 cumulative days.
Bachelors' Degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Engineering, Business (or related field of study)
Minimum of 10 years' of directly related work experience
Expert knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology
Expert knowledge of HP ALM tool suite and VersionOne tools
Knowledge of the following tools is a plus: Subversion, Junit, Jenkins, Sonar, AppScan, and ServiceNow
Must have a minimum of 3+ years of professional scrum master experience) and have Scrum Master Certification
Must have hand on experience coaching and mentoring for new Agile Scrum team, Scrum Master, and Product Owners and mentoring existing Scrum Masters for continuous improvement
Demonstrated ability to facilitate and run effective meetings required
Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail required
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Previous experience in a breadth of project management and/or technical roles that employed Agile delivery
Demonstrate and display high passion of the agile values and principles, be an inspiring and confident evangelist for the organization and enterprise
" We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.