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Agile Instructor with Security Clearance

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 9, 2018

Job Description:

Description:Leidos is looking for an Agile Instructor for a position in the Northern Virginia area. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance in order to be considered. Agile Instructor will coach multiple teams and associated stakeholders in Agile principles and best practices within the context of software application development work streams. Applicant will provide guidance and training around the creation and ongoing maintenance of backlogs, artifacts, tracking and reporting metrics as well as facilitating team ceremonies as required. Primary Responsibilities* Acts as a SME to instill a culture of measurement with respect to both the impact of the change to the business and the effectiveness of the system of delivery.* Assesses the Agile Maturity of the teams and coach to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable.* Conducts ongoing evaluations to ensure the effectiveness of Agile programs and recommends complex and/or highly comprehensive training modifications as necessary.* Drives team's continuous improvement through teaching in transparency, balance, flow, respect, customer focus, collaboration, and agreement.* Establishes new Agile teams and provides interactive initial and ongoing coaching.* Facilitates classroom/workshop training for professional levels through management on Agile frameworks, competencies, and methodologies.* Proactively collaborates and communicates with internal/external stakeholders to address Agile knowledge gaps to support Agile effectiveness.* Works with teams to become effective and efficient in their use of Agile Practices* Coach teams & leaders on the mindset change required to transform their existing development practices to follow agile methodologies.* Help teams to adopt and improve agile methods and practices.* Apply lean thinking to team specific issues to bring a holistic approach to maturing a team.* Ability to collaborate effectively with the teams and individuals that they are coaching/training to build trust On-board new teams adopting agile practices such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.* Provide role based support & assistance as required.* Cultivate the capabilities of each team member in their specific roles and enable them to deliver customer value rapidly.* Assist Scrum & Kanban teams to improve delivery performance through coaching and mentoring on team roles, tools, processes and ceremonies.* Responsible for capturing metrics at team level; leverage the metrics to monitor/enhance teams performance and agile maturity level.* Drive the required cultural transformation in adopting the new way of working i.e agile development methodologies.* Participate and contribute actively to continuous evolve processes to align to enterprise agile transformation strategy.* Coaches Senior Managers in Agile & Lean practices. Enable them to be effective Agile Champions.* Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Agile development methods and processes.* Lead Community of Practices / workshops based on roles or specific topics.* Expert in visualizing flow of work, controlling Work in Progress (WIP), managing queue sizes and batch optimization of work.* Former experience as Scrum Master or Product Owner, master of Servant Leadership.* Mentor to the teams.* Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes.External Referral Eligible Qualifications:Mandatory Skills:- Typically requires BS degree and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.- Applicant must have extensive experience with and can seamlessly work at all levels of an organization (from team level resources to senior executive stakeholders) to enable employment of agile methodologies as a strategic asset for business value generation which includes impactful culture change. Strives to instill a cultural change biased towards continuous improvement- Current experience with common Agile tools, such as Jira, Confluence, etc.- Current Scrum Master certification(s) and experience developing and executing Agile projects. Leidos Overview:Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company's diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. 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. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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