GDIT has an opportunity for a dynamic and collaborative leader to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) client in developing new, and maintaining existing, software systems in an Agile environment. GDIT supports the agency in its’ Agile and Development/ Operations (DevOps) methodologies, practices, and processes.
The Agile Delivery Lead will support the IT Operations and Engineering teams. The Lead will also be a servant leader to help the team adopt and improve agile approaches for delivering IT services to advance the customer’s mission, while helping teams visualize, manage, and improve their flow of work by helping them limit work in progress, and adopt pull-based processes. The Agile Delivery Lead is responsible for overseeing delivery driving process and quality improvement.
The successful candidate will be a change agent, who is not content with the status quo. Additionally, the Agile Delivery Lead must be an expert in Agile delivery and able to implement best practices from past experiences. The role requires the ability to successfully juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment with multiple concurrent work streams. The successful candidate will thrive on the challenge and help the teams achieve a high degree of development maturity. This role requires a self-directed, entrepreneurial, pragmatic servant leader who is passionate about applying Agile principles to different contexts.
We expect this position to remain primarily remote, but you must reside within commuting distance to the client site in Rockville, MD.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Apply knowledge and experience about different Agile approaches and how they can be applied pragmatically in different settings
Provide guidance to help teams overcome delivery and Agile adoption challenges.
Engage with staff and customers at different levels of the organization about Agile methodologies and best practices
Help teams align their efforts so that can effectively and efficiently deliver value to customers.
Work to leverage and select tools to help teams get visibility into their work and to capture useful metrics
Contribute to initiatives to improve value delivery
Help teams to visualize their work, make their policies explicit, and limit their work in progress by establishing and implementing approaches to ensure teams are focused on the highest value work
Crafting and enforcing team policies
Leading projects that involve the successful management of cross-functional teams
Provide servant leadership to teams to help them overcome obstacles and achieve success
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Ten years of experience in the application of Agile approaches in Information Technology settings, including Kanban
Leadership experience involving multiple stakeholders, complex integrations scenarios, and large project teams with diverse skill sets
Minimum of three years of experience managing in an Agile environment, preferably Kanban
Experience with technology solutions delivery and guiding technical staff with familiarity of Agile methodology
Experience using Agile Tools, such as Trello, JIRA, Rally, VersionOne or other related tools
Experience in project management
Experience in leading process improvements and innovations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Best practices in cloud technologies and architectures
About Our Work
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