Principal/Senior Principal Scrum Master

Northrop Grumman Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you!

As a Scrum Master in the Space Systems Sector, you will be developing systems for a variety of spacecraft and other technologies yet to come We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible until they're not.

The Flight and Test Software group focuses on developing SW to support the command control and mission management of the exquisite RADAR, Electro-Optical, and Infrared payloads developed by our teams, and developing automated test SW to ensure we develop highly performant and reliable payloads to our customers. Our teams work in a mixture of scrum-based, and hybrid waterfall/scrum-based approaches. As a part of the Flight and Test Software group, Scrum Masters will be looked to coach and train SW and non-SW teams and programs in the use of Agile practices to support full program Agile adoption and transformation.

What You'll Get To Do:

As a scrum master on a team, you will have the opportunity to lead new teams in their adoption of Agile practices. You will work with the programs to gather requirements and best practices to help establish program level Lean Agile engineering and management principles and processes. Understanding the Northrop Grumman Agile Framework is essential along with the responsibility to help grow and mature this NG branded capability. You and your team will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and continuously improving standard agile methodologies, policies, and procedures for an Agile lifecycle, from concept/architecture development through product delivery and operations & maintenance.

What does success look like?

As a successful employee, you will:

  • Be an active and integral member of your team

  • Enjoy working in a dynamic environment

  • Work across geographies on distributed teams with ease

  • Use well-developed problem-solving skills involving software, mathematics, and physics

  • Thrive at solving complex scientific problems

  • Channel your enthusiasm to innovate

  • Be part of a supportive team that develops and deploys technologies that matter to our national security

  • Work independently under general direction

  • Work with agility, flexibility, and collaboration to explore creative ideas

  • Bring a sense of humor and humility everyday

  • Support your team and program in completing commitments within their Agile cadence

Collaborate across teams and programs to help remove team impediments

This position is located in Linthicum, MD.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or Senior Principal Level:

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Level :

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (3 years with MS; 0 years with PhD)

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

  • Certification: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)

  • Experience facilitating Agile ceremonies successfully in the past as a Scrum Master

  • Previous experience with gathering metrics from Agile tools such as JIRA, CA Rally, CLM, etc

  • Experience with Agile development tools such as JIRA, CA Rally, TFS, and/or CLM

  • Experience in decomposing Agile Epics/Features to user stories with clear acceptance criteria

  • Experience working in a SAFe Agile or Agile software development environment

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Level :

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field

  • A minimum of 9 years of relevant experience (7 years with MS; 4 years with PhD)

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

  • Certification: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)

  • Experience facilitating Agile ceremonies successfully in the past as a Scrum Master

  • Previous experience with gathering metrics from Agile tools such as JIRA, CA Rally, CLM, etc

  • Experience with Agile development tools such as JIRA, CA Rally, TFS, and/or CLM

  • Experience in decomposing Agile Epics/Features to user stories with clear acceptance criteria

  • Experience working in a SAFe Agile or Agile software development environment

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Proficiency in some of the below is highly beneficial for this role, and we will teach you what you don't know:

  • Experience with multiple Agile teams in different organizations

  • Experience supporting system development targeted for Space

  • Experience with RADAR or EO/IR systems

  • Experience in supporting in some role on a system definition or software development effort

  • Experience implementing Agile principles and practices within DoD or Federal government environments

  • Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC) Certified

Perks & Discounts

  • Casual Dress Code

  • Rotational Opportunities

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Community Outreach Opportunities

  • Employee Discounts: Vehicle/Retail Purchases, Events, Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) membership

  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) membership

  • Performance based Incentive Plans

  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)--open to all employees, ERGs provide networking, professional development and community outreach opportunities

  • This position's standard work schedule is 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

As an employee with Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our Total Rewards benefits package, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • Northrop Grumman Savings Plan / 401k

  • Education Assistance

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Group Legal

  • Life insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions (including legal support, dependent care and pet care)

  • Paid Time Off (3 weeks PTO in the first year 10 Holidays)

  • Fidelity Managed Account Services

  • Career Planning & Professional Development Resources

  • Family leave

  • Adoption support

  • Vacation donation

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.


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