People depend on government digital services to stay healthy, pay the rent, and protect their families. But those services are often frustrating and hard to use. Agency employees do their best to help, but they may be fighting the constraints of legacy systems and years of ad hoc fixes.
Agile Six was founded to help fix this problem, one agency at a time.
Here’s what we believe in
Our Just Cause
We build better by putting people first.
Our Core Values
Purpose: We pursue work that matters.
Wholeness: We hold space for people to be their complete and authentic selves.
Trust: We build relationships based on trust – among teammates, customers, and partners.
Self-Management: We reinforce autonomy and local decision-making in individuals and teams.
Inclusion: We see, hear, and value people.
A better place to work. Better work to do.
How we got here
In 2014, Robert Rasmussen was working as an IT contractor after having worked for a decade in the telecom sector — and before that as a network and systems engineer in the U.S. Navy. Ernie Ramirez worked as a partner in a game studio and then as a leader at Amazon Game Studios. Both were looking for something new, a way to use their expertise to create something more meaningful.
Then they got their inspiration. The newly formed U.S. Digital Service released its Playbook, which outlined 13 key plays to help governments build more successful digital services. For Robert and Ernie, that playbook was the catalyst. Within the year, they founded Agile Six — a company dedicated to helping government put those 13 plays into practice.
Our team hit some roadblocks along the way, and the biggest was recognizing that federal ecosystems just weren’t ready for digital transformation at scale. But we didn’t give up. We did what agile people do — pivoted and adapted our approach. By adding coaching to our services, we were able to help staff prepare for the changes we could create.
Since our founding, Agile Six has helped build the civic tech marketplace and grew in size to over 70 employees. We’re now the full-spectrum digital service company we envisioned at our founding, working side-by-side with our civil servant partners to build the better government we all deserve.