Careers

Join the LitheSpeed team!

We believe that we can improve people’s lives by transforming the way they work. We coach Agile methods because we’ve seen its impact: empowering people, encouraging innovation, and getting individuals and teams on the path toward continuous improvement.

If you agree, we’d love for you to join us.

Send your resume to jobs@lithespeed.com.

Perks of the LitheSpeed team:

  • Profit Share, 401K
  • Family friendly atmosphere
  • Remote working opportunities
  • Flexible vacation
  • Deductible-free health insurance

 

Current Openings

Holistic Agile Consultant

If you enjoy working on a highly collaborative team and are excited to improve people’s lives through transforming the way they work, we want to get to know you.  We seek multifaceted Agilists passionate about leading the journey to Agile transformation on many fronts.  Joining Team LitheSpeed also provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of a crew of self-starting, hardworking folks focused on selflessly helping our clients, growing our skills, supporting our team and continuously learning in order to improve the world at large.

While you will not perform all of the roles below all the time, and your role will certainly be shaped around your strengths and interests, here’s what LitheSpeeders look like:

As a front stage Agile Consultant, you can expect a varied and dynamic role as a:

  • Coach: Provide process and technical support for Agile teams and various roles
  • Mentor: Great listener interested in developing people
  • Learner: Explore industry trends & cutting-edge solutions
  • Master Craftsman: Hone your skills & seek to continuously improve
  • Trainer: Facilitate team workshops and certified courses
  • Dynamic Facilitator: Engaging and captivating, comfortable presenting
  • Trusted Advisor: Always going above and beyond to provide the right solutions
  • Relationship Manager: A responsive professional who solves challenges creatively

 

Supporting LitheSpeed as a company and working with our back-office team, you can expect to:

  • Pitch in with Operations: Support a cross-functional team of delivery and operational roles.
  • Grow your Skills: Explore new ideas, contribute to thought leadership, teach others what you are learning
  • Sell Work for Others: Seek opportunities at client sites to bring other LitheSpeeders who can provide broader skills, deeper skills, or more help.
  • Mentor People: We have a formal mentor/mentee program, but outside of that, we always strive to help others within LitheSpeed to learn the issues, tools, techniques, challenges, and solutions that are in play at all of our current clients.
  • Give Honest Feedback: Continuously improve our teamwork through honesty & integrity
  • Hire/Transition Out: As an integral part of our small team, you will interview potential hires and help make important team decisions
  • Clean the Sink if Needed: We all contribute to the basics as an equal part of the team
  • Manage Finance: Track and submit your own hours & expenses
  • Schedule Trainings and Subs: Support the team in booking the right people
  • Manage Client Accounts: For each client engagement, add to a small, entrepreneurial team that brings sales, marketing, accounting, and operations into the mix.
  • Think about LitheSpeed: Commit to growing LitheSpeed as a business, taking on Individual, team and organizational responsibilities.

 

Basic Agile Consultant Role Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of Agile concepts including SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, Product Ownership, and Agile Scaling.
  • 5+ years Agile coaching experience is preferred
  • Ability to do structured and ad hoc agile training and mentoring
  • Agile Technical or Engineering skills are not required but always welcome.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years of project management and business consulting experience
  • 5-10 years of relevant IT experience
  • SAFe SPC and interest to grow capabilities and certifications in Scaled Agile Framework strongly preferred
  • CSM, CSPO, CSP or other relevant certifications preferred

Desired Qualities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong focus on client delivery
  • Self-motivated, highly responsible, self-managing, and highly communicative
  • Strong digital communications skills and technological ability to facilitate virtual coaching sessions as requested
  • Working knowledge of virtual communication landscape and tools to help teams improve digital communications

Specific Functions:

  • Work with multiple Scrum teams that are each comprised of remote members
  • Recognize agile dysfunctions and tactfully work on team improvements
  • Align teams and drive them towards similar approaches
  • Work closely with Product Owners and Scrum Masters to train and mentor
  • Help to facilitate all scrum ceremonies and find areas for improvement
  • Recognize organizational challenges and address those with management

Our ideal candidate has these self-managing Teal* qualities:

  • Highly collaborative
  • Flexible
  • Capacity to follow through
  • Willing to engage with the local community through user groups and meetups
  • Willing to represent LitheSpeed and its culture at national Agile events and conferences
  • Strong decision-making and analytical abilities
  • Highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction

*Ask us about Teal culture

We are seeking a full time employee for this position.

Submit your resume to jobs@lithespeed.com with “Holistic Agile Consultant Opportunity” in the subject line.

Agile DevOps Process and Technical Coach & Trainer

If you enjoy working on a highly collaborative team and are excited to improve people’s lives through transforming the way they work, we want to get to know you. LitheSpeed is looking for an energetic DevOps Process and Technical coach to work with either a commercial or Federal client, in the Washington Metro Area, on their Agile Transformation journey.

Basic Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of Agile concepts including Scrum, Kanban, Product Ownership, and Agile Scaling.
  • Passion for and hands-on experience with DevOps, TDD, BDD, refactoring, automation, and Continuous integration
  • Technical Agile Coaching experience with engineering teams
  • Experience setting up a CI/CD pipeline
  • Ability to do structured and ad hoc agile training and mentoring
  • Interest in participating in the planning of agile transformations and facilitating agile assessments
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field
  • 5+ years Agile Engineering/DevOps experience
  • 5-10 years of relevant IT experience
  • CSM, CSPO, CSP or other relevant certifications preferred but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work well with multiple cross-functional teams to produce an end-to-end offering
  • Ability to identify when/where flow of work is impeded
  • Ability to assess agility needs and create coaching plan based on client needs
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and work somewhat independently in a client organization
  • Strong focus on client delivery
  • NOTE: Work with our government clients may require that you be eligible for a security clearance

Our ideal candidate has these self-managing Teal* qualities:

  • Highly collaborative
  • Flexible
  • Capacity to follow through
  • Willing to engage with the local community through user groups and Meetups
  • Willing to represent LitheSpeed and its culture at national Agile events and conferences
  • Strong decision-making and analytical abilities
  • Highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction

*Ask us about Teal culture

We are seeking a full time LitheSpeed team member or Independent Consultant for this position.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria for this opportunity, contact us at jobs(at)lithespeed.com with the subject “DevOps Coach Opportunity.

 

 

 

Certified Scrum Trainer

We are not actively hiring for this position but are always open to meeting up and coming CSTs.

Location: Northern Virginia

LitheSpeed is seeking an Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) or CST candidate who is customer and business value oriented, and is excited to help teams adopt Scrum, Kanban and other agile methods while also sharing their own hard-won lessons learned with those teams so that they can reach their full potential. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with the ability to also work independently who aspires to work in an organization that embraces innovative and creative thinking in a culture of continuous improvement. She/he will have an ongoing personal commitment to learning from clients, co-workers, publications, and other sources.

The trainer must have excellent verbal communication and presentation skills including the ability to present to groups of professionals with a “Leadership” level understanding of at least two of the following areas: Agile Development, Portfolio and Project Management, Lean, Quality Assurance.

Agile Trainer Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in software development and/or management, including deep subject matter expertise in Scrum with “in-the-trenches” implementation experience
  • Training experience and/or public speaking experience
  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) certification
  • Willingness to spend approximately 50% of your time traveling to client locations in North America, with occasional international trips

Preferred but not required:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification preferred
  • A record of conference presentations
  • A record of published work in industry relevant journals, blogs, and/or popular trade publications

To apply, please send your resume to jobs(at)lithespeed.com and enter “Certified Scrum Trainer” on the subject line.