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

Agile Coach

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 Program/Team level coach to work with a commercial client in the DC Metro Area on their Agile Transformation journey.

Basic 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 “Agile Coach Opportunity” in the subject line.

Client Relationship Coordinator

Come join a cross-functional team supporting LitheSpeed’s customer outreach and sales team.

The Client Relationship Coordinator will jump into a fast-paced position with a diverse range of responsibilities.  This role is perfect for someone looking to expand from a junior project manager or project support role into a more outward-facing sales position, including coordinating client sales response and representing our team at conferences and Meetups.

We are looking for an extroverted and personable team player with at least 5 years of work experience in customer service, project management or sales, with strong interest in learning the ins and outs of business development.  This position is a great launching point for a career in Agile project management and consulting sales.

Your role may grow to include business development, analytics, and sales management.  Organizational skills and the ability to follow through will play a key role in this position.

This position does not require in-depth Agile knowledge. Applicants are expected to work onsite at our Herndon, VA office, with the option to work from home when appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead & Opportunity Managementmanaging the business opportunity pipeline, including incoming sales, proactive sales and business development
  • Relationship Managementnurture client relationships and identify new opportunities
  • Proposal Creation work with Agile coaches to develop and submit proposals
  • Community Engagement engagement with the local agile and lean community through user groups and meetups
  • Operations support – as an office-based team member, open and close the office and support the operations team in training facility management
  • Other – sales-related responsibilities as required

Desired Qualities:

  • Very well organized to manage a stream of incoming leads
  • A good listener who can listen to our customers and discern their needs
  • good facilitator who can setup meetings and work with senior consultants to craft and capture solutions
  • An outgoing relationship manager who can connect with customers in any setting and maintain those relationships
  • An enthusiastic learnerexcited to learn about agile and our industry landscape
  • Able to make connections both in person and online with a friendly, extroverted attitude

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

  • Detail-oriented with an independent capacity for follow through
  • Comfortable with change in a fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Bias towards action
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented
  • Highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Strong decision-making and analytical abilities

*Ask us about our Teal culture

At LitheSpeed we work with purpose and hold each other to high standards. If you enjoy working in 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.

Contact jobs@lithespeed.com with “Client Relationship Coordinator” as the subject line for this opportunity.

 

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.