Northrop Grumman Agile Coach 5 in Woodlawn, Maryland

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking an Agile Coach 5 who will support several projects a large federal agency. This position will be located in Woodlawn, MD.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.

Job Description:

  • Establish strategy and approach to transform customer software development from a traditional SDLC methodology to Agile methodology.

  • Lead the development and execution plan to support the transformation to Agile methodology, including development of processes, templates, artifacts, training materials, and lessons-learned.

  • Lead the efforts of developing Agile software engineering and management best practices, metrics, and audit practices.

  • Manage corporate wide Agile software engineering support across customer organization.

  • Conduct Scrum team training, retrospective workshops, Lean software development workshops for infrastructure teams.

  • Establish Agile PMO function and an architectural recommendation review function.

  • Develop Agile/Scrum processes, including analysis of existing processes, elicitation of requirements from subject matter experts, and application of industry best practices and standards.

  • Analyze and articulate complex subject matter via white papers and presentations, enabling the ease of comprehension by customers and all stakeholders.

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of customer's lifecycles, standards, and supporting processes and practices.

  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the senior customers on a daily basis.

Basic Qualifications for an Agile Coach 5:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor's degree and 14 years of relative experience, Master's degree and 12 years of relative experience, or 18 years of relative experience in an IT field in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading and managing large Agile programs and projects, including extensive experience in managing software development and system deployments

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in supporting an enterprise wide Agile transformation

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in conducting Agile team training

  • Must have activeScrum Master (CSM) Certification

  • Must be US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Experience with and understanding of doing business with the federal government

  • Ability to understand technical legacy systems and associated component functionalities

  • Experience with enterprise architecture, application planning, and deployment

  • Experience leading efforts to prepare life cycle documents, including Use Cases, Requirements System Design Alternatives, System Development Plans, Detailed Design Specifications, and Implementation Plans

  • A solid understanding of SSA operations

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Must have experience in dealing with all levels of executives

Preferred Certifications:

Certification in one or more of these designations is preferred:

  • Certification as an Agile Coach

  • Agile Certified Practitioner

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

  • Certification as a Product Owner (i.e. CSPO)

  • SAFe Program Consultant 4 (SPC4)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®

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.