Job Description :

Title/Role: Agile Program Manager 

Start Date: 11/29/2021

End Date: 06/30/2022

Worksite Address: 1401 E Broad Street Richmond VA

Agency Interview Type: Web Cam Interview Only


*local candidates strongly preferred

*candidates can work 100% remotely AFTER coming onsite to pick up laptop. Then will work a hybrid schedule sometime in the future at the agency's discretion


The VDOT IT Division is seeking an experienced Agile Program Manager to support our ongoing transformation to Scaled Agile.  This position will plan, launch, and execute initiatives in a complex, iterative environment using a value-driven approach that emphasizes collaboration, speed, and efficiency.


-  Manages a portfolio of agile projects and ensure that projects are delivered on time, on schedule and full scope

- Collaborates with IT technical resource managers and stakeholders to ensure projects are set up for success at initiation

- Leads resources and provide guidance to project managers and teams

- Drives consistent project delivery through the entire project lifecycle, including: project plans, release plans, resource allocation, and management of project risks, scope, schedule, and delivery of value.

- Tracks and communicates program status progress to stakeholders and management.

- Establishes an environment where the teams can be effective and helps removing obstacles.

- Protects team from outside interruptions and distractions.

- Tracks and reports team velocity and other program metrics along with status updates.

- Promotes continuous improvement and helps teams to increase productivity.

-  Ensures the teams are practicing core Agile principles.

- Adheres to VDOT and VITA project management practices as defined.

- Additional responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


•  Experience leading and implementing SAFe in large complex IT environment

•  Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of Agile project management principles and practices. 

•  Ability to work with customers, understand their business practices and manage their expectations.

•  Ability to set clear performance standards and hold team members accountable, while keeping team engaged and on track.

•  Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building.

•  Strong analytical, organizational and decision-making skills.

•  Ability to balance the competing demands for quality, scope, schedule, and cost.

•  Well-versed with Scrum/ Kanban/SAFe/LeSS Agile methodologies.

•  Experience with Agile Transformation and SAFe framework implementation is required.

  •        5 + years of leadership and people management experience in technology environment.


Experience leading and implementing SAFe in large complex IT environment




Experience implementing and managing Product Lines





Leadership and people management experience in a technology environment




Experience leading and managing Agile teams using Scrum/Kanban/SAFe/LeSS methodologies





Question 3

This position requires that, if selected for the role, candidate agrees to comply with ED#18-Ensuring-A-Safe-Work-Place and the Supplemental Contractor Guidelines regarding COVID-19 vaccination and masking requirements. Do you accept this requirement and affirm you will share this requirement with your candidate? Reply Yes or No here

Question 4

In what city/state does candidate reside?


Question 5

Has your candidate committed to coming onsite to pick up the laptop, if hired? This is REQUIRED, NO exceptions.

Question 6

How soon after an offer can your candidate start?



Harika Metla

Technical Recruiter





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