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Grant Thornton LLP Agile/DevOps Coach in Arlington, Virginia

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Manager to join its(Operations Transformation)service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: This individual will be responsible for coaching agile development teams to effectively apply and improve upon Agile/DevOps practices. Coach and assist the teams to continuously deliver the working software thru Agile/DevOps process. Must be an experienced agile practitioner with prior DevOps/test automation coaching experience. Should an in-depth understanding of the practice and principals of Agile/DevOps and test automation strategy, BDD. Work closely with teams and team members to develop and perform activities allowing the development of agile skills and improvement of development processes. Share their experience and observations with all team members and to make sure that the best practices are being used. Help teams develop their Agile and DevOps skills in order to rapidly become self-sufficient and benefit from agile approaches. More specifically, the team coach supports the development teams to do test automation, work with tech leads and Ops team to develop the DevOps pipeline and other development practices needed to enable teams to develop and deliver the shippable software to our customers quickly and effectively. Ability to coach the teams to deliver continuously is the key responsibility for this role. This coach promotes and facilitates, in a cohesive manner, the adoption of DevOps and Agility within teams and by organizations.. Agile Coach should have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones. Establish, monitor, and update Agile/DevOps coaching plans for all teams being supported Review Inspect & Adapt metrics to help identify areas of improvement to teams Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management. Experienced with agile release planning and road map. Experienced in product line management and product mindset is highly desirable. • Hands on technical experience coaching DevOps best practices to the product development teams Coaching teams to adopt continuous delivery mindset using DevOps Coaching experience in BDD/TDD and test automation strategies. Experience in guiding the teams in expanding our automation framework to build and update the development, testing, and production environments (infrastructure as code). Technical understanding and familiarity with DevOps tools such as Cloudbees Jenkins, Maven, GIT/SVN, SonarQube, Nexus, and Chef/Puppet etc. Experienced working with an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool. (Rally, JIRA, Version One, etc.) Preferred. Knowledge of Cloud best practices, operations, and security within Azure and AWS. Demonstrated ability to work with direction as well as to work independently, to find and discover issues and to solve problems with limited guidance in a fast paced, highly visible environment Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work. Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials. Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities. Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.

An undergraduate degree in Computer science or IT field. At least 9 years of progressive experience. Minimum of five years progressive agile/DevOps engineering coaching experience, providing technical guidance and direction. DevOps Certifications(AWS, Azure) or prior DevOps engineering experience highly preferred.Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or SA/SPC certification highly preferred.Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification highly preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field. Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees. U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required. Travel may be required. Coach and mentor junior staff members. Ability to work overtime required on occasion. Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally. Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements. Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton Public Sector LLC (“Grant Thornton Public Sector”), based in Arlington, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector

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Title: Agile/DevOps Coach

Location: Virginia-Arlington

Requisition ID: 048161