We've got your six

Meet Our Team

Robert

Robert Rasmussen

Co-founder and CEO

Rasmussen

Robert Rasmussen Co-founder and CEO

Robert is a proud Navy veteran who has managed software programs and agile transformations in several countries. Robert’s gift is for bringing diverse teams together to solve business and technology problems. Whether for the benefit of companies like Ericsson and Humana or for agencies like DoD, CMS, or VA, he seeks purpose in the mission and builds pride in his teams. Robert has enjoyed a long history of representing purpose-driven companies like Three Wire Systems, DefenseWeb (Humana), NetCracker (NEC), Ericsson and SAIC. Robert holds an MBA from National University, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scrum Master (CSM & PSM2), and Product Owner (CSPO & PSPO). In his free time, Robert enjoys boating, fishing, scuba diving, travel, and spending quality time with his wife of 27 years and their two grown children.

PMP Certification CSPO Certification CSP Certification CSM Certification
Ernie

Ernie Ramirez

President

Ramirez

Ernie Ramirez President

Ernie is an experienced entrepreneur having played a central role in co-founding 4 successful businesses. After earning an MBA from UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, Ernie worked at Price Waterhouse and Disney Interactive in Accounting and Finance. Next, he was a founding member of Reflexive Entertainment, Inc. a video game developer where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Producer for over 10 years. In 2008 Ernie and his partners sold the business to Amazon.com. During a six year tenure with Amazon, he served in the capacity of Executive Producer and then Studio Head of Amazon Game Studios, Orange County overseeing the development and release of over 20 game titles including Amazon's first internally developed games for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Kindle e-readers, Kindle Fire Tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone. Ernie is also a founding investor in the 3D printing company Matter Hackers where he continues to serve on the Board. Finally, he is a founding financial backer of the successful 501(c)(3) non profit firm Creative Kids Playhouse Children's Theater of Orange County. Since its founding in 2011, the theater has produced over 65 shows and introduced thousands of children to the self confidence building benefits of performing in theater arts.

SPC4 Certification PSM 1 PSPO I
Brian

Brian Derfer

Chief Technology Officer

Derfer

Brian Derfer Chief Technology Officer

Brian blends nearly 20 years of hands-on experience in the software industry with a background in cognitive anthropology in order to bring a unique perspective to technical problem domains. He has been involved in several start-up ventures as founding partner or early associate, and worked as an architect in the development of key systems within the Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) as well as Fortune 100 companies, in vertical markets that include family services, healthcare, education, and social media. His main areas of focus include Agile practices, software architecture, artificial intelligence, organizational learning, and web and mobile development. Brian holds a Master's Degree in Cognitive Anthropology from UCSD, and is a Certified Scrum Master through the Scrum Alliance. He is listed on three US patents. His other interests include soccer, sailing, music, history, and human cognition.

CSM Certification
James Edward

James Edward Teeple III

Chief Information Security Officer

Teeple III

James Edward Teeple III Chief Information Security Officer

Edward is a proud Navy veteran with over 20 years experience delivering secure Information Technology. His systems engineering and information assurance background has contributed to one of the US Navy’s largest networks (ONE-NET) and to pioneering virtualization solutions within the Office of Naval Intelligence - SCI-Networks. These virtualized systems now reside on various US Navy ships, submarine and US Coast Guard ships. Within Cyber Security, Edward has transitioned systems from DITSCAP to DIACAP and now to NIST RMF. He has worked with the US Navy, US Marines, US Air Force, US Army, US Coast Guard, and DHS on accrediting systems that deliver Defense Health Information, Logistical and National Intelligence. He comes to the mission with a B.Sc. in Information Systems and several certifications including CISSP and VMware Certified Professional with a focus on Virtual Infrastructure, vSphere and Data Virtualization. After serving in the Navy, Edward was a key contributor at AMSEC, SAIC, X-Feds, Deloitte & Touche and Three Wire Systems.

VCP Certification CISSP Certification
Dan

Dan Levenson

Senior Vice President of Digital Services

Levenson

Dan Levenson Senior Vice President of Digital Services

Dan is a respected leader in the Government Digital Service Transformation space, with a laser focus on making incremental progress towards positive outcomes. Dan was formerly the Digital Service Contracting Adviser and a Contracting Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and held a Digital Service Specialization in Contracting.

As the CMS Digital Service Contracting Adviser, Dan championed human-centered agile transformation throughout the Agency, acting as a liaison to other departments and to the vendor community, and introduced innovative processes, structures, and procurement approaches to reduce impediments to agile deliveries. As a Contracting Officer he was passionate about building flexible, scalable contracts that incentivize the right behaviors, while practicing agile values, like collaboration and transparency, throughout the acquisition process.

Dan was named to the 2017 and 2018 FedHealthIT100 as one of the most influential individuals in driving change and advancement in the Federal Health Information Technology Market. He is recognized as “one of the pioneers in this new agile way of contracting by breaking down the barriers of the traditional way of procuring IT services.”

Dan holds a B.S. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. In his free time, Dan enjoys hiking, sports, snowboarding, spirited political discussions and spending time with his dog Finn.

Fed Health IT Fed Health IT Awardee 2018 CFCM
Athena

Athena Bozak

Sr. Program Analyst

Bozak

Athena Bozak Sr. Program Analyst

Athena has over 12 years of experience supporting government agencies with emphasis on military and DoD healthcare programs and initiatives. Athena holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and her professional background includes legislative research and analysis, congressional testimony preparation, workflow and website management, task administration, and program coordination for military Senior Leaders and executives. Recently, Athena was presented with the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for her achievements and dedication while supporting the Office of the United States Air Force Surgeon General.

Born and raised in California, Athena joined the United States Air Force at just 18 years old. She met and married her husband shortly after arriving at her first duty station. Together, they have two children, Isabella and Leo. Athena has a passion for photography, music festivals, volunteering, and being an advocate for children with special needs. As an Air Force veteran and military spouse, Athena knows first-hand the challenges that come along with transition and resiliency. For this reason, Athena has a profound commitment to providing our nation’s veterans with the best care and support possible.

Phillip

Phillip Bui

Data Security Analyst

Bui

Phillip Bui Data Security Analyst

Phillip served the U.S Navy as an aviation support equipment technician. After his service, he went back to school and earned his bachelor's degree of science in information technology/network security. Phillip has contributed in four awarded ATOs (Authority to Operate) for different family programs for U.S. military branches. He is experienced in creating policy and documentation in both DIACAP (DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process) and NIST RMF (Risk Management Framework). He strongly believes in serving the government by providing support and security is a meaningful and worthwhile career.

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills.
Aurora

Aurora Hampton

Invisible Tiger Trainer

Hampton

Aurora Hampton Invisible Tiger Trainer

Aurora has over 96 months of software development experience that includes mobile applications, web applications in several different frameworks and programming languages, invisible tiger training, and game programming in various programming languages, platforms, and engines. She is an active member in the software development community by volunteering at events such as RailsBridge.

Most of Aurora’s family members and friends have an affiliation with various branches of the U.S. military, both active and veteran. So, she has a strong passion for Agile Six Application’s mission: to improve the lives of veterans.

In her free time, Aurora enjoys playing a few rounds of Call of Duty (and playing other games, of course), working on her side gaming and programming projects, listening to and playing music, exercising and working out, studying various subjects on new technologies, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Taghreed

Taghreed Mahdi

Sr. Program Analyst

Mahdi

Taghreed Mahdi Sr. Program Analyst

Taghreed has a Bachelors Degree in systems engineering, a Masters Degree in Project Management from George Washington University (GWU) and Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from GWU. Taghreed's unique background includes work with US development offices embedded with US Army in the MENA region, where she implemented a variety of development programs and projects. She has experience designing financial models which drove revenue growth in banking while reducing risk.

Joshua

Joshua Quagliaroli

Director of Digital Service Collaboration

Quagliaroli

Joshua Quagliaroli Director of Digital Service Collaboration

Josh is a team-driven technologist that focuses on process optimization, collaboration strategies, and relationship building to foster forward-thinking networks of trust that build tools and services to better the lives of their users. Josh was formerly a Product Manager with the US Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

At the VA for 8 years, Josh worked on projects spanning internal rating applications to enterprise systems that include eBenefits, SEP, and Vets.gov. Between his time at the VA, Veteran family members, and friends, Josh is looking to continue making a difference for Veterans, as well as our State and Federal agencies.

Josh holds a B.A. in History from Roger Williams University and a M.A. in History/Warrior Societies from the University of Nottingham. For fun he enjoys boardgames, cooking, and archery.

Robert

Robert Ramirez

State and Utilities Advisor

Ramirez

Robert Ramirez State and Utilities Advisor

Robert completed a 35 year career with Southern California Edison (SCE) where he held numerous managerial positions in a wide variety of business disciplines. After starting his career as a Software Engineer, Robert moved into Project Management, Budgeting and Procurement, Organizational Development and Regulatory Compliance. Robert brings a wealth of experience in implementing Information Technology to solve large scale problems and has significant experience working with governmental agencies such as the California's Public Utilities Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Robert is a graduate of California State University at Dominguez Hills with a BA in Psychology. Since retiring from SCE in 2014 he moved with his wife of over 37 years to the city of Beaumont. An active church member, Robert believes that the talents we are given are to be used to help others. He agreed to join Agile Six because he is committed to the mission of improving the lives of Veterans.

Katherine

Katherine Rasmussen

Visual Sorceress (aka UI/UX designer)

Rasmussen

Katherine Rasmussen Visual Sorceress (aka UI/UX designer)

Katherine has spent the past 7 years developing her multidisciplinary design skills on projects including web, mobile and tablet apps, games, interactive content, illustrations, and visual identity/branding. She has worked in numerous industries including entertainment, technology, health-care, logistics, government, and education. Her mission at Agile Six is to deliver beautiful user experiences and designs that will change the lives of veterans.

Katherine has a deep passion painting, exploring, learning and visual storytelling. She spends her free time practicing those passions and developing personal projects.

Lorena

Lorena Remmell

Process Patriot

Remmell

Lorena Remmell Process Patriot

Lorena has over 15 years experience working as a Contractor with the Federal Government in capacities such as Systems Analyst, Project Analyst, Project Scheduler, Process Engineer, Project Coordinator, and Portfolio Integrator. She is experienced in Project Management, Agile Development, SDLC, Project Scheduling, Process Elicitation, Process Diagramming Budgeting, Procurement, FISMA, OMB 300B, and other Federal Reporting. Lorena is a graduate of Strayer University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She is an avid follower of technology, science, and education and enjoys challenging herself to learn new processes, applications and technologies. In her free time Lorena keeps busy with current events, church and family.

Isaac

Isaac Shepard

Technology Advisor

Shepard

Isaac Shepard Technology Advisor

Isaac has over 15 years of experience developing large-scale software solutions and innovative user experiences. He earned his BS and MS in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, and in the late 1990's, Isaac joined Benefit Software and led the creation of a SaaS benefits-enrollment and total-compensation system for Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, Isaac joined Reflexive Entertainment to build up the company's front-end and back-end systems. After Amazon acquired Reflexive Entertainment in 2008, Isaac served as a Senior Software Development Engineer and worked on many of Amazon's special high-profile initiatives, such as Amazon's Test Drive cloud streaming technology and Amazon's Fire Phone Dynamic Perspective technology. In addition, Isaac served as a lead game development engineer for several Amazon Game Studios games, including launch titles for Amazon's Fire Phone and Fire TV. He holds nine patents and has another six patents pending. Isaac is also a professional music composer who has created the soundtracks for over a dozen games and charted at #1 on iTunes in the New Age category for his solo piano works.

Andy

Andy Wilke, M.D.

Medical Advisor

Wilke, M.D.

Andy Wilke, M.D. Medical Advisor

Andy is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. He has worked in University Hospitals, Community Hospitals, VA hospitals and Indian Health Service. Andy has a wide variety of experience across the Country. He was a founding member of a Family Practice/Pediatrics Clinic group and then went on to setup and successfully run a solo Family Practice Clinic. Andy has worked in large urban Emergency rooms. Currently he is enjoying the hands-on and more personal approach in a rural Emergency Room setting. Andy has been married for 22 years. He and his wife, Sarah, have 4 children. Sarah is a breast cancer survivor. This experience has galvanized Dr. Wilke's desire to see health care from the patients' point of view---and thereby make health care better.

Integrity

Integrity

Integrity is the most important of our core values, and acts as the ultimate compass and measuring stick for everything we do. We believe that there is always ‘the right thing to do’ and we seek to always do that. We recognize that customer and employee relationships based on integrity take time to develop. We hold the goal that all parties that interact with us will trust that we have their best interests at heart.

Commitment

Commitment

Veterans and service members understand the nature of commitment: They have pledged to serve their country, and follow through with that commitment on every mission, often at great personal sacrifice to themselves and their families. We seek to honor that commitment, and believe we owe it back to them when they return home. We are committed to the success of the programs on and with which we are honored to work.  We are committed to creating a healthy, balanced, inspiring and empowered workplace. We are committed.  We are all- in.

Initiative

Initiative

We are self-starters. We see what needs to be done, and we do it. We seek to improve our company and ourselves every day. If you are a contracting office representative or a service provider looking for a partner, we want you to know that we will take the initiative to ensure your project's success, and we want to hear from you. If you are a self-starter who sets a high bar for yourself and your work, and want to create something truly rewarding, we want to hear from you.

Integrity

Integrity

Integrity is the most important of our core values, and acts as the ultimate compass and measuring stick for everything we do. We believe that there is always ‘the right thing to do’ and we seek to always do that. We recognize that customer and employee relationships based on integrity take time to develop. We hold the goal that all parties that interact with us will trust that we have their best interests at heart.

Commitment

Commitment

Veterans and service members understand the nature of commitment: They have pledged to serve their country, and follow through with that commitment on every mission, often at great personal sacrifice to themselves and their families. We seek to honor that commitment, and believe we owe it back to them when they return home. We are committed to the success of the programs on and with which we are honored to work.  We are committed to creating a healthy, balanced, inspiring and empowered workplace. We are committed.  We are all- in.

Initiative

Initiative

We are self-starters. We see what needs to be done, and we do it. We seek to improve our company and ourselves every day. If you are a contracting office representative or a service provider looking for a partner, we want you to know that we will take the initiative to ensure your project's success, and we want to hear from you. If you are a self-starter who sets a high bar for yourself and your work, and want to create something truly rewarding, we want to hear from you.

Are you looking for a great teaming partner?

We've Got Your Six

We believe that a strong team is built on trust and agility.  On a battlefield, your “6:00” position (your back) is the most vulnerable. When someone tells you that they’ve “Got Your Six,” it means they’re watching your back. In the same way, truly empowered software teams thrive on trust. Teams built on trust maximize collaboration, creativity, and quality, and when our clients and our team share this trust circle, truly great solutions emerge.

Vehicles

Agile Six is constantly looking for new vehicles upon which to market our services. Currently, we work with our strategic partners to market our services on the following contract vehicles: Seaport-e, Alliant, SPARC, and GSA 18F.

We are prime contract holders on VA T4NG, CMS EATS (Enterprise Agile Transformation Services) and GSA IT-70 (GS-35F-004GA).

Certifications and Affiliations

Agile Six is a CVE certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), California certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and SB (Small Business), and San Diego certified Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE). We are also proud to be a Scaled Agile Bronze Partner.

SDVOSB Disabiled Veteran Business Enterprise ca.gov SAFe Bronze Partner

Our team brings project management certifications such as PMI Project Management Professionals (PMP), Scrum Alliance certified Scrum Master (CSM), Product Owners (CSPO), Scrum Certified Professional (CSP) & SAFe certified Program Consultants (SPC). Our engineers possess certifications such as Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP, Security+, & VMWare Certified Professional (VCP5, & VCP6).

Do you want to be on a winning team?

It's easy to say "yes."  It's much harder to put in the work required to be the best. We want to work with highly responsible people who are self-directed, need very little management, and who are collaborative and team-oriented. If you have a high degree of integrity, are committed and passionate about helping Veterans and Service Members, and have the initiative to do what it takes to be the best, we want you on our team. We offer very competitive compensation packages and flexible work schedules. 

We also offer Medical PPO, PTO, and other great benefits.

We're looking for

UI/UX Designers

UI Designers

Software Engineers

Software Engineers

Scrum Masters

Scrum Masters

Cyber Assurance Professionals

Cyber Assurance Professionals

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Data Architect

Data Architects

UI/UX Designers

UI Designers

We are looking for a UI Designer with at least 5 years of experience designing web and mobile applications that are elegant, responsive, and easy-to-use. Applicants should be able to lead design workshops, create prototypes, articulate to users and customers the rationale behind design choices, and work within engineering teams to deliver polished products.

Software Engineers

Software Engineers

We are looking for a senior-level software engineer who embraces and evangelizes engineering best-practices, is able to learn and adapt to new languages, platforms, and technologies quickly, and who can mentor other engineers on our team. We are also looking for someone who is familiar with Agile development methods. Our small teams need informal leaders who can put the team first, lead by example, and get the job done.

Scrum Masters

Scrum Masters>

We are looking for experienced and passionate agile champions who feel as much satisfaction from facilitating others’ success as their own. Traditional project managers don’t always make great Scrum Masters, but some make the best! The Scrum Masters first job is to champion the process and protect the team. Our small teams need informal leaders who can put the team first, lead by example, and get the job done.

Cyber Assurance Professionals

Cyber Assurance Professionals

We are looking for an enthusiastic professionals with 6+ years of hands-on experience in performing and/or participating in FISMA, RMF, DIACAP and NIST security assessments, continuous monitoring, and authorization activities, and the ability and proficiency to create and edit security documentation including System Categorization documentation, System Security Plans, Security Assessment Reports, System Scans and IT risk mitigations. Prior security clearance is preferred.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Agile Six is looking for a QA Test Engineer with at least 3 years of experience performing both automated and manual testing on mobile applications to ensure a high degree of quality. Successful applicants will be able to understand requirements, create and execute test cases, utilize automated testing tools to test native Android, iPhone, and phone-gapped apps, and work within teams to ensure the quality of all deliverables.

Data Architect

Data Architects

Agile Six is looking for an experienced data architect who can design and implement efficient and secure data storage and integration solutions for native mobile and phone-gapped applications. The successful candidate will be well versed in data modeling, demonstrate experience with a range of data technologies that are used in mobile applications, including NoSQL and relational systems, and understand the unique challenges and constraints storing and consuming data in a mobile environment.

Have questions for us?

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Agile Six Applications, Inc.
A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
861 Harold Place
Suite 207
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Give us a call at: (619) 335-8592

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