Northrop Grumman Scrum Master 4 in Woodlawn, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Technical Systems sector is seeking an Information Scrum Master who will support a health systems management contract in Woodlawn, MD. Put your years of experience as a Scrum Master into a future of excellence by joining a Northrop Grumman team delivering cutting edge technology solutions to our clients.

The qualified applicant will provide strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills for a technical task order. Our program is on the cutting-edge of health care reform and Information Technology modernization in the United States and is making a difference in the lives of all Americans.

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 .

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the product development process:

  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other meetings

  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress within the agreed reporting framework

  • Maintain process documentation

  • Support and enforce the Agile methodology and framework used by the project team

  • Fulfill the role of the Scrum Master, leading product development teams in the delivery of business critical, enterprise software development projects to our production systems

  • Ensure the Scrum Framework is implemented effectively and provides coaching and training at the team level to maximize its benefits

  • Support the Product Owner

  • Assist with product backlog maintenance as needed

  • Assist with internal and external communication to improve transparency

  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs

  • Assist with the launch plan and overseeing the coordinated roll out and delivery

  • Support the Scrum Team

  • Assist with making appropriate commitments to deliver business value through story selection, definition of tasks and estimation

  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining standards, tools and best practices

  • Identify and remove impediments

  • Facilitate team discussion and conflict resolution

  • Help the team to learn from experience

  • Empower the team to self-organize

  • Provide support with risk management, release management, and facilitate release planning activities,

  • Adopt a positive attitude about Agile processes, ensure tasks are flowing from one phase to the next, facilitate the basics of the process (i.e. transparency, project information is current, impediments are being eliminated).

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

  • 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

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and 10 years experience, or a Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field and 8 years of experience - OR - an additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working as a Scrum Master on a Scrum team.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience teaching others how to become Agile.

  • Certification: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

  • Must have experience in communicating with all levels of executives.

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required.

  • Ability to obtain a Position of Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 years of relative experience with PHD in an IT field.

  • Experience with multiple scrum teams in different organizations.

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

  • 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 CMS and/or NIH operations.

  • Certification as Agile Coach, Agile Certified Practitioner, Product Owner (CPO), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) or 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.