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Senior Agile Program Management Specialist in Lanham, MD at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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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 Senior Agile Program Management Specialist 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!

•Coordinate and facilitate product backlog definition and refinement process for new/enhanced IRS web applications by working with the PMO, IRS business customers, and product managers/owners
•Support IRS IT agile transformation efforts by identifying process areas that impede Agile development and delivery and offering solutions for process changes to align better with Agile processes and practices
•Provide frequent status updates on all activities to Senior Manager of Program Operations & Integration (PMI) organization
•Offer guidance and training (informal and formal) on Agile and SAFe concepts and practices as needed to PMI members, IRS business customers, other stakeholders
•Support standard program management processes such as communications, requirements, risk, and change management; lead process meetings
•Assist with development of standard IRS enterprise life cycle artifacts including writing and coordination of artifact review and approval process


•Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Science from an accredited college or university required
•Master’s degree or specialized experience in the technologies that meet the specific statement of work for the services to be provided may be substituted for years of experience
•Ten years of management experience throughout a project management life cycle, including coordinating work activity, allocation of resources, managing performance, and development of solutions for Information Technology challenges
•Highly knowledgeable and proficient in IT project management methodologies, procedures and processes
•Four years minimum experience in a key role applying Agile and/or SAFe concepts and practices; for example, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Release Train Engineer
•At least one of the following Agile certifications: PMI Agile Certified Professional; Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional; Professional Scrum Master or Professional Product Owner; SAFe certification
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
•Must be flexible and adaptable with respect to work assignments
•Experience with use of IBM Rational CLM in an Agile SDLC preferred

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

Additional Requirements as per Contract:
•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 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

**Computer Professional Job Profile

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercises judgement in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems.
  • Work requires considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.
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.