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Northrop Grumman Staff Engineer Systems - Mission Apps Release Train Engineer (20-312) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Mission Apps Release Train Engineer (RTE) based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is accountable for the Agile Release Train (ART) and will facilitate program level processes and execution, drive continuous development, manage risks and escalate impediments while also coaching the associated ART members in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

  • This position will perform RTE duties and Agile coaching for the Command and Control for Ballistic Missile Defense (C2BMC) Mission Applications Agile Release Train and underlying associated agile teams.

  • The selected candidate provides alignment, boundaries and constraints on the self-organizing agile teams within the ART.

  • The RTE will assist their ART and coordinate with other ART RTEs to achieve program technical commitments including achieving schedules and budgets.

  • The RTE may also be asked to assist with proposal and engineering estimate development.

  • Candidate will interface with customers and use oral and written skills to develop great working relationships with stakeholders and team members.

  • RTE is the owner of the ART's processes, process execution, change management and ensures agile processes are executed appropriately and is accountable to the FAMs for ensuring overall program process execution.

  • RTE collects, analyzes and reports Agile metrics for the ART.

  • RTE will facilitate agile ceremonies to include Iteration, Retrospective and demonstrations.

  • The RTE will be accountable to the ART to facilitate removal of impediments, improve communications and provide status within and outside of the ART.

  • Some travel required to program engineering execution sites to include customer locations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 14 Years with Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field; or 12 years' experience with Master's degree.

  • Experience in Agile Methodologies

  • Previous experience as Scrum Master, Product Owner, or other Agile leadership role.

  • Applicant must have ability to triage scrum team issues based on priority, impact, risk, release timing

  • Strong understanding of The Scrum Guide.

  • Experience working as a scrum master, product owner or other agile lead in an agile environment.

  • Experience with Agile development tools such as JIRA and/or Version ONE or other Agile management tools.

  • Experience in decomposing Agile epics and features to user stories with clear acceptance criteria.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Agile Certification, such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM).

  • Experience working SAFe Agile environment.

  • Agile Coaching experience would be a desired skill.

  • Project Management and Control Account Management experience.

  • Automation / software factory pipelines and tool chains.

  • Previous SW development experience, preferably: Test Driven Development or Behavior Driven Development, Trunk-based development, Automated test and documentation.

  • Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) experience.

  • Understanding of end-to-end mission application performance and functionality, and current capabilities.

  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements




Salarymin: $141,040


Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering