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Agile Team Lead

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its ETS 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 Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.


Agile Team Leader with strong systems, software, cloud, and Agile experience to support a complex program to provide Agile development and operations and maintenance for critical systems on a mission-critical program supporting the Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) within client. PSPD supports the clients critical missions, specifically screening and processing travelers at the ports of entry (POEs) into the United States. The client team will be part of an exciting ecosystem, participating with federal employees, and other contractors, in a team-based DevOps approach to deliver mission value frequently, cost-effectively, responsively, and with high quality.

This position interacts with business, management, end users and agile delivery teams. This position works with the agile delivery team taking the lead in gathering, refining, documenting business needs and requirements.

Collaborate with product owner, technical leads, development team on the requirement elicitation, documentation in JIRA epic/stories/features and acceptance criteria in fast-paced agile environment

Work with product owners to refine, groom and prioritize issue backlog

Work with development teams to flesh out technical and QA requirements

Continuously monitor, identify risks and risk mitigations and capture team performance reports

Collaborates with team on understanding the requirements and properly developing and testing functionality using BDD and ATDD

Quickly adapt to customer dynamic environment and adopt their processes and foster innovative ideas

Adopt to new ways of working, socializing and collaborating with stakeholders and understanding their business goals.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban, supporting Agile efforts

At least five (5) years of experience writing user stories, slicing features, using test suites and maintaining issue backlog

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with diverse agile teams, product owners, and subject matter experts.

Experience conducting stakeholder interviews and facilitating stakeholder workshops.

Ensure compliance with software standards

Experience with JIRA required

Knowledge of Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices

Requires BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.

Ability to obtain a Public Trust suitability determination

Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) years' experience developing software applications adhering to DevOps principles and in one or more of the following technologies: Python, Java, or JavaScript; including Oracle or equivalent

relational database technologies; and/or Web Application hosting on WebLogic and Tomcat.

Active CBP BI

Experience with CBP

Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).

Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

Required Capabilities: Agile Coaching & Enablement

Required Skills: Requirements Elicitation

Required Technologies: Jira, Python, Java, JavaScript

Required Certifications: Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

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.

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 Public Sector at

It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Grant Thornton LLP, Arlington , Agile Team Lead, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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