Release Train Engineer - Certified Safe 4.0

Northrop Grumman Melbourne , FL 32901

Posted 6 days ago

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Grow your career as part of team that delivers high value applications utilizing the latest development standards and practices while working in an agile environment.

Essential Functions:

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) facilitates an Agile Release Train (ART) at the program/essential configuration level and then is responsible for program execution, escalating impediments, managing risk, and helping drive continuous improvement for the ART. RTEs are responsible for facilitating program events including Program Increment (PI) planning, system demonstrations, and inspections. The RTE ensure mission execution, coaches at the program and team levels, and provides guidance in Agile, Scrum, DevSecOps, and Kanban.

  • Leads and serves as the highest authority on the implementation and optimization of the scaling Agile/SAFe methodology on the program

  • Drives program and release level processes for an Agile Release Train demonstrating servant leadership, coupled with domain knowledge and technical savvy

  • Serves as the organizational servant leader and facilitator for program events and activities for planning, execution, delivery and improvement, such as Program Increment (PI) planning readiness and PI planning events and activities

  • Mentors and coaches SCRUM masters

  • Guides design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer and stakeholder value streams

  • Manages and optimizes the flow of value of the ART using a variety of tools and methods to ensure strategy and execution alignment

  • Collaborates with the appropriate individuals to translate business strategy into technology strategy and ensure that capabilities required by the business are enabled

  • Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications

  • Apply Agile, Lean, and SAFe principles

  • Performs functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships

We offer flexible work arrangements, great learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of experience in software engineering OR

  • Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 7 years of experience in software engineering OR

  • A PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 4 years of experience in software engineering

  • SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) Certification

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams in the engineering disciplines

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification

  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

  • Experience with SAFe framework and implementation of Agile Release Train

  • Experience implementing and aligning Lead, Agile, and DevSecOps methodologies, frameworks, and tools

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching, mentoring, transformation, and facilitation

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.

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Release Train Engineer - Certified Safe 4.0

Northrop Grumman