Scrum/Team Lead

Grant Thornton 1/8/2018 6:14:51 AM
JOB ID: 039141 Specialty:
Alexandria, Virginia




Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Technology Solutions 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.

A Scrum/Team Lead must have experience managing Agile/Information Technology related projects and must be well versed in software development life cycle and project management methodologies.
Must have experience in tracking costs, schedule and performance progress.
Must be able to identify and mitigate risks.
We are looking for a Scrum/Team Lead with excellent communication skills who can work with key stakeholders/customers to support planning and delivery of technical IT development Agile projects.
Scrum/Team Lead will define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
Scrum/Team Lead will assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members.
Scrum/Team Lead will support managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and help to implement an effective system of project governance.
For this position, experience and knowledge of Healthcare and the Department of Veterans Affairs is preferred. In addition, Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is preferred.
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).


10 years and BA degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related discipline (in lieu of degree, 8 years of additional relevant experience)
Solid understanding of software development life cycle models and Agile project management principles/practices
Successful in leading software/web development projects using Agile methodologies with multi-function teams (including Business Analysts, Developers, Testers)
Healthcare and/or VA experience (Preferred)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
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 LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, 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

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Requisition ID: 039141

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia