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Build/Defect Manager in Lanham, MD at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Lanham, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

We are seeking a Build/Defect Manager to join our team to support our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located in New Carrollton, MD. Our client wants our staff on site providing support at the IRS facility 3 days a week, Tuesday through Thursday but other 2 days you can work at home! The IRS facility is conveniently located directly across the street from the New Carrollton Metro station!

•Perform system and application configuration management using modern practices and tools
•Maintain application and source code versions and promote approved applications to appropriate test and production environments
•Ensure that appropriate quality steps and approvals are adhered to prior to software promotion
•Work with team members and developers to identify and resolve build or deployment problems
•Compile, build, version and package deployments using standard practices and tools.
•Manage application documentation libraries and source code repositories
•Smoke test builds for accuracy and completeness
•Ensure the integrity of builds and artifacts to support successful production releases
•Develop tools/scripts to support and improve current build and release process
•Identify gaps and suggest improvements
•Prepare Configuration Management plan addendums
•Work across the enterprise to coordinate with the various stakeholders on Configuration Management (CM) issues and activities
•Maintain CM artifacts on CM SharePoint site
•Perform best practice configurations and settings within the IRS environment
•Provide operational support for solving and retesting defects
•Give input for status and progress reports
•Give input for the release advice
•Provide process improvement recommendations for defect management process

*Employment is contingent upon contract award.

•Bachelor's Degree in information technology, computer science, business, or other relevant area from an accredited college or university required; an additional four years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
•At least five (5) years of related experience
•Master’s Degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience
•With High School diploma at least twelve (12) years of experience
•Demonstrated hands-on experience in software configuration and change management processes and implementation across different environments (Dev, Test, Prod)
•Demonstrated experience in Rational ClearCase (or similar tools) implementation for code merging, check-in, check-out, versioning, and administration
•Experience tracking, managing, and reporting on status of defects found across IRS test environments and Production using defect tracking tool, e.g., ClearQuest
•Strong communication skills and ability to work across organizations
•In-depth understanding of the software development life cycle for implementing Enterprise level systems
•Knowledge of and experience working with Agile principles and methods
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
•Ability to work well independently or in a team setting

Physical Requirements:

•Work is performed in an office environment with a low to moderate noise level

Additional Requirements, as per Contract/Client:

•Ability to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (Active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus)
•Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for three (3) years, and be Federal Tax compliant The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
EEO Statement EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.