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Process Improvement Lead (RASC102)

Company: Research Innovations Inc
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Research Innovations, Inc. (RII) is breaking through the big, slow, status quo with transformative technology that fundamentally changes and improves the world. We develop cutting-edge software for all levels of the government and military. Using agile development practices and user-centered design, we create innovative software solutions for complex real-world problems. We are looking for a committed Process Improvement Lead to join our Operations team. Solve unique, challenging problems for our Defense and Homeland Security customers. Help manage large volumes of critical, real-time information about issues from global to local. Get s#it done. This position requires the ability to obtain a US security clearance. A current active clearance is not required. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

  • Determining prioritized list of process improvements to pursue across the organization, focusing resources, implementing improvements, and monitoring/measuring the effectiveness of the changes.
  • Ensuring metrics are in place so the organization can monitor and measure improvements and determine when to course correct if changes are not producing desired efficiencies.
  • Driving improvements to the technical planning of engineering activities to ensure organization is focused on the most important tasks and available resources are properly apportioned to those tasks.
  • Overseeing process improvement across all engineering disciplines including System Engineering, SW Development, QA, DevSecOps, and ProdOps.
  • Improving Program Management and execution processes to ensure programs are properly planned, progress measured (EVMS), and customer commitments are met on time and on schedule.
  • Improving program risk management processes so issues are identified and mitigated before becoming significant problems.
  • Driving standardization of the use of processes across the organization.
  • Improving Agile practice adoption working with Release Train Engineers and Agile coaches
  • Working with the Program Operations Director and Engineering Director to drive continuous process improvement throughout the organization and providing quantified results to the RII leadership team.
  • Leading engineering organizational transformation to strategically enable the organization to scale in support of overall RII business growth.
  • Establishing an organizational culture that drives continuous integration, delivery, automated testing, rapid hot fixes as needed, and a reduction in number of hotfixes over time in production systems while minimizing risk.
  • Help develop longer-term vision for the organization from a process improvement perspective, but also be willing to solve near term pain points, call it a win, and move on to the next most important area.
  • Continuously communicating process improvement priorities across the organization
  • Engaging multiple functions within the organization to understand current challenges and collaboratively develop process improvements that make a real difference.
  • Communicating and following-through on recommended changes to ensure real transformation is occurring. WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
    • Implemented process improvements in organizations that deliver software intensive systems on Fixed Priced government contracts, while maintaining commercial software development best practices.
    • Created metrics-based modeling to improve operational performance of the organization
    • Established processes to improve fidelity and repeatability of costing and estimating new work based on past actual performance of similar work.
    • Experienced with Agile Methodologies, Lean Six Sigma, EVMS best practices
    • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills
    • Experienced with metrics definition and collection within Jira EVEN BETTER
      • Program Management or Engineering leadership experience
      • SAFe or Agile certifications
      • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and processes At RII, we believe that diversity in our workforce is critical to our success. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger. We work to help your intellectual passions and creativity thrive. It's one of our core values: Let your geek flag fly. We also offer all employees comprehensive benefits including: flexible work schedules, health insurance coverage, paid time off, 401k with a company match, paid parental leave, access to wellness programs and much more. You get this all from day one, and all 100% paid for by RII. --It's all part of another of our core values: Stay human. It's why our comfortable and colorful offices include a community game room, pantry, massage chair, and an escape room, among other amenities. It's why we have a community manager and regular community events. It's also why, during the current pandemic, most of us aren't actually in our lovely office. We're all working fully remote where possible, with safety controls for those who do have to be on site. RII is committed to not overwhelming our healthcare system, preventing infection for those most at risk, reducing the impact on our communities, and keeping our employees working. Research Innovations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, national, origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

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