CAREERS @ SANTEON
Shine with us! At Santeon no smart ideas are wasted and no smart heads will disappear. If you want to witness the Santeon Experience and let us inspire you, send an email with your position of interest and your resume to: [email protected]
LIFE AT SANTEON
The most precious inventory of a business is its people. One can either exploit them and be satisfied with mediocre work results or one can care for the health of one's employees and see them grow and burgeon as the business flourishes. The latter corresponds with our belief that people are the health of a business. We are eager to live up to it!
WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES SAY
Life at Santeon is distinct from life at other companies. At Santeon we do not disappear in cubicles and we are not merely workforce. At Santeon our talents are recognized and we are provided with the support we need in order to tap our full potential. Additionally, we are provided with a healthy work environment in which we enjoy flexible working hours and an energetic, friendly atmosphere. Our team members are there to inspire and be inspired, to innovate and discover, to follow and be followed, to grow and help grow, to learn and to teach. All this for our business to remain healthy.
HOW WE SPEND OUR TIME
We took a brief survey of our coaching team to see what they do in their free time. Here are some interesting findings.
55% Playing with Kids/Being a Kid
22% Fine Dining with Pinky Out
44% Watch Action Movies Exclusively
66% Surf the Internet from the couch on iPads
100% Love Dessert too Much to Pick a Favorite
Santeon,Inc. is a leading agile services firm that specializes in agile transformation and agile software development for commercial and federal clients—enterprise level. Clients include the financial and insurance sector, global technology and manufacturing companies, the healthcare industry, and government agencies (federal and state).
Technology and Business groups within our clients’ sites are adopting an agile approach in order to reduce time to market/constituents and improve the quality of solutions. Agile leads pracite target agile models and is responsible for the following initiatives:
the creation of reference models on how agile teams should ideally be constructed.
the creation of reference models on how the firm should move to a DevOps delivery model.
the standardization of lean and agile training across the firm.
working closely with the firm’s cloud adoption team to create and deliver in-depth technical training courses to agile development teams.
working with the Technology Controls team to ensure the firm’s agile practices align to the new controls agenda.
monitoring teams and groups against these reference models.
The agile team also spends a significant portion of its time giving hands-on lean and agile coaching to teams in the various business lines, as this is one of the most effective way that it can promote these techniques throughout our clients’ sites.
Agile Transformation Lead Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering, preferably Computer Science.
At least 8 years’ experience of building complex enterprise software.
At least 3 years’ of experience operating as an Agile coach or multi-team Scrum Master, working with most commonly used agile methodologies, specifically – Scrum and Kanban.
Programming in any language for at least a year and therefore a good understanding of the craft of software creation, design, build, testing etc.
A strong comprehension of Computer Science fundamentals (object oriented analysis and design, UML, data structures, algorithms, design patterns, interface design).
More than a year’s experience of coaching agile team(s), preferably from the initiation of a transformation from a traditional waterfall model.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong training skills – able to teach in a classroom environment.
Experience with proven modern practices such as Visual Modeling, UML, Refactoring, Unit Testing, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration etc.
Strong leadership and influencing skills, being able to interact with colleagues in Technology and the Business at all levels from Graduate to Managing Director.
Great analytical thinker and problem solver.
Ability to develop tools and utilities.
Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently and as part of a global team.
Optional - certifications in one or more of the following: CSM, CSPO,CSD or CTC from the Scrum Alliance or other recognized authority.
This is an exciting time to join a small group to focus on driving agile processes, standards, tools, automation and metrics across and entire firm. The successful candidate will work closely with leaders in technology and the business in defining and rolling out target models. They will spend a significant portion of their time delivering hands-on coaching and training and will be expected to embed themselves in these teams to deliver value. There is huge potential to learn in this role from people within the firm and from world-renowned external experts that we engage with.
“Apply by sending your resume to [email protected] with the subject as the job title.”Santeon is seeking an Agile Coach to join our team in support of our customers. The Agile Coach will set the ground rules for the Agile teams and resources and create a winning strategy for projects. The Agile Coach is a senior experienced person who has executed multiple agile projects in similar software and systems development environments. Operational experience is a must – classroom and theoretical knowledge alone will not suffice.
Facilitator: Facilitate the team with the knowledge so that team can start the project.
Trainer: Provide training to the team on the agile process; training will continue all the time during the project execution and continuous improvement on velocity, quality, processes etc.
Make the winning strategy according as per the ground conditions
Help in preparing the overall planning of the project that means he will work as a consultant. He or she will provide various ideas, suggestions, strategies.
Make sure that team is following agile processes in each sprint at user story level as per the Definition of Done (DoD); However, this is the responsibility of the Process Check Master but if project does not have a role of process check master, this activity should be handled by the agile coach.
Help team to answer all the questions on the agile process during the project execution; that means agile coach need to be on the ground so that he can answer the questions immediately.
Identify project risks and raise them proactively
Mentor: Focusing on people and Continuous Improvement all the time; provide team a platform for improvement not only during the retro but all the time. Create a safe environment for healthy conflict and meaningful collaboration.
Identify process issues and improve them
Help product owner to write user stories
Help team on the estimating of the user stories and prepare them for the same
Provide capacity calculator template for the team
Provide the common tasking codes for the team for better tracking on technical front
Help scrum master to plan meetings like
o daily scrum.
o Review & Retrospective.
To be considered for this role, candidates must have:
o 10+ years progressively increasing experience in software development
o 5+ years of experience in Agile delivery
Hands-on operational experience serving in Agile Coach capacity on large similar and complex software / systems development initiatives.
Expert knowledge of Agile delivery processes (e.g., Scrum, KANBAN, etc.). Understanding of methods and techniques for Agile Delivery; understanding of system design, including documentation (SDD), backlog grooming and planning (estimation); implementation and testing, including Agile/Scrum management with peer to peer development and test-driven development; Acceptance Testing, including software quality assurance, Section 508, Security, and User Acceptance Testing.
Knowledge and experience with CMS-specific lifecycles a plus (e.g., XLC).
Candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communications skills including the ability to participate in persuasive discourse with customers and the ability to produce compelling documentation of solutions that is easily understood by non-technical reviewers.
Demonstrated success in building meaningful and productive relationships with senior managers, peers, and customers is also required.
Prior experience supporting Federal agencies including HHS, CMS or other health IT business domain.
Prior CMS experience is strongly desired
All applicants shall have legal status to work in the US.
Must be able to pass a CMS-¬‐specific Public Trust background investigation
Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or related discipline or equivalent work experience; Desired Education: Master’s Degree in same field or MBA“Apply by sending your resume to [email protected] with the subject as the job title.”Agile Team Coach/Project Manager Leads an Agile delivery team releasing regular software updates to a mission critical production system. Drive the adoption of DevOps practices. Serve as an expert on Agile values, principles, and practices for developers, test engineers, architect, and systems engineers. Engage directly with government stakeholders to define mission value and prioritize work. Build intellectual capital in Agile or DevOps techniques. Provide support for all levels of the organization, including interacting with client staff, such as senior-level decision makers, executives, and front line employees to drive transformational change through systems delivery solutions. Foster a culture that lives the Agile values and principles and serve as a subject matter expert.
5+ years of experience with coaching or leading an Agile or DevOps team
Experience in interacting with senior-level management
Experience with meeting facilitation
Experience with teaching technical teams basic Agile framework concepts
Knowledge of Agile frameworks at scale, including SAFe, LeSS, and DAD
Ability to demonstrate a passion for the values stated in the Agile Manifesto and creative ways of delivering value to clients
Ability to obtain public trust
BA or BS degree
Agile Certification, including PMI-ACP, ICAgile Certified Professional, or Certified Scrum Master“Apply by sending your resume to [email protected] with the subject as the job title.”The Agile Coach/Scrum master will be responsible for maximizing the ongoing performance of a cross-functional agile team and producing products rapidly and with high quality. He or she will work with the team to establish product backlogs, produce estimates and budgets, and deliver commitments to the business on time and on budget while minimizing risks and surprises. This is a leadership position that requires strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative nature and awareness of self and others. The person in this role must work with other Agile delivery leaders and Managers within the organization to share learning, mitigate technical dependencies, plan resource needs, and maximize proactive consistency between agile teams on an ongoing basis.
Manage the process of building / customizing / selecting / implementing high quality software products that meet the needs of the Divisions and Offices
Executing with discipline – including meeting commitments, consistently producing high quality outcomes while meeting schedule and budget constraints, and implementing strong practices for documentation and processes.
Monitoring/managing team velocity/throughput
Getting the team the resources it needs
Removing roadblocks and escalating effectively
Maintaining focus on the goals of the business
Ensuring that the team is making good commitments and delivering on the commitments that it makes.
Identifying, tracking, reporting on meaningful performance/progress metrics, and assists the team in achieving performance goals.
Reporting information to and for the team clearly and continuously
Ensuring that the plan changes with demand/supply
Identifying where performance breakdowns are occurring
Working with team to identify and implement improvements
Ability to lead large and/or complex projects
Other Assigned Duties
8+ years of professional experience in software development projects.
Proven success in a leadership role with responsibility for delivering large and/or complex IT Software Development projects.
5+ years of leadership experience as a Scrum Master on an agile software development team
Deep understanding of Agile practices (in particular Scrum), as well as experience with traditional methodologies.
Experience with traditional project management practices such as estimation, budgeting, resource allocation, scope management, change management, risk management, escalation, etc.
Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively in meetings, email and informal discussions.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple demands without missing deadlines.
Strong teambuilding skills and teamwork orientation; able to coach, mentor or lead by example.
Strong creative problem-solving skills.
Strong understanding of risk management techniques and ability to develop appropriate contingency plans.
Experience with agile project management tools (VersionOne preferred)
Hands-on experience as a tester, developer or team lead.
Certified Scrum Master
Available for off business hours implementation and support“Apply by sending your resume to [email protected] with the subject as the job title.”ILERRA is seeking a highly motivated Mid-level DevOps Specialist.
Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration.
Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef or an equivalent.
Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS is required).
Strong experience with SQL and MySQL.
A working understanding of code and script (Bash, PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby).
Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, and always-available service.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required.
3+ years experience required in system administration with exposure to software architecture in addition to strong, practical and hands-on experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.“Apply by sending your resume to [email protected] with the subject as the job title.”