DevOps Technical Lead/Coach

Grant Thornton 12/20/2019 8:43:33 AM
JOB ID: 045348 Specialty:
Alexandria, Virginia




Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Enterprise Technology Services 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 Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Participate in agile process across multiple development teams.
Create process to perform continuous deployment, including full orchestration of deployment process.
Coach the teams with DevOps best practices to develop tools and scripts to improve efficiency of software delivery and deployment tasks.
Create and provide best practices to the organization for DevOps, builds, continuous integration, deployment, and infrastructure.
This individual will be responsible for coaching agile development teams to effectively apply and improve upon Agile/DevOps practices.
Collaborate with the development and operations teams to implement monitoring processes and design/deploy monitoring dashboards.
Build and support test automation, deployment, and continuous integration tools.
Coach and assist the teams to continuously deliver the working software thru Agile/DevOps process.
Work closely with teams and team members to develop and perform activities allowing the development of agile skills and improvement of development processes.
Share their experience and observations with all team members and to make sure that the best practices are being used.
Help teams develop their Agile and DevOps skills in order to rapidly become self-sufficient and benefit from agile approaches.
More specifically, the team coach supports the development teams to do test automation, work with tech leads and Ops team to develop the DevOps pipeline and other development practices needed to enable teams to develop and deliver the shippable software to our customers quickly and effectively.
This coach promotes and facilitates, in a cohesive manner, the adoption of DevOps and Agility within teams and by organizations.
DevOps Coach should have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones.
Establish, monitor, and update Agile/DevOps coaching plans for all teams being supported.
Review Inspect & Adapt metrics to help identify areas of improvement to teams.
Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.
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).
Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities.
Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.


Must be an experienced agile practitioner with tactical DevOps experience. Should have an in-depth understanding of the practice and principals of Agile/DevOps and have hands-on, in-depth, real-world experience with DevOps mandatory for this role.
Experienced with agile release planning and road map. Experienced working with Scaled Agile teams is highly preferred.
Hands on technical experience coaching DevOps best practices to the product development teams.
Experienced with design and implementation of DevOps process.
Experienced with BDD/TDD and test automation.
Experience in guiding the teams in expanding our automation framework to build and update the development, testing, and production environments (infrastructure as code).
Technical understanding and familiarity with DevOps tools such as Cloudbees Jenkins, Maven, GIT/SVN, SonarQube, Nexus, and Chef/Puppet etc.
Experienced working with an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool. (Rally, JIRA, Version One, etc.) Preferred.
Knowledge of Cloud best practices, operations, and security within Azure and AWS.
Demonstrated ability to work with direction as well as to work independently, to find and discover issues and to solve problems with limited guidance in a fast paced, highly visible environment.
An undergraduate degree in Computer science or IT field.
At least 9 years of progressive experience.
Minimum of five years progressive agile/DevOps engineering coaching experience, providing technical guidance and direction.
DevOps Certifications (AWS, Azure) or prior DevOps engineering experience highly preferred.
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or SA certification highly preferred.
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification highly preferred.
PMP certification highly preferred.
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: 045348

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia