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Release Train Engineer - Software Engineer 4

Northrop Grumman

Colorado Springs, CO 80932
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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Release Train Engineer (RTE) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located at the NG COSP site, in Colorado Springs, CO.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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.
Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radars (SMORS) program. This position will work as a RTE supporting the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS).
Through the role of an Agile RTE the selected candidate will facilitate Agile Release Train processes and execution, escalate impediments, manage risk, ensure value delivery, and drive continuous improvement. The selected candidate will be a leader on the program and facilitate the efforts of multiple teams to:

+ Gather requirements;
+ Plan increments and releases;
+ Develop best practices;
+ Establish program level SAFe Agile engineering and management principles and processes;
+ Release product(s) and deliver value.

Understanding Northrop Grumman SAFe will be essential, along with the responsibility to help grow and mature this NG branded capability.

**Position Summary / Responsibilities:**

+ Leads the efforts of developing SAFe engineering and management best practices, metrics, and audit practices.
+ Ensures value is being delivered to the customer and aligns technical, business, and execution strategies.
+ Removes impediments to progress and escalates when necessary.
+ Proactively identifies, mitigates, and manages risks.
+ Builds and supports multiple, self-organizing teams that are cross-functional and include a range of technical disciplines from software engineering to hardware to cyber to testing automation.
+ Supports and facilitates PI Planning efforts and execution.
+ Understands and facilitates the Agile mindset and concepts such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and product demonstration.
+ Practices servant leadership and champions the Agile mindset through coaching and mentoring.
+ Collects, analyzes and reports metrics for trends and indicators.
+ Has a deep understanding of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
+ Regularly interacts with the customer, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and various leadership levels.
+ Participates in Earned Value Management tracking and reporting.
+ Position may require up to 25% travel.


**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelors degree in software engineering, computer science or related discipline from an accredited college.
+ 9 years or more of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a Masters degree.
+ 2 years of experience as a RTE or Scrum Master (or similar relatable experience - i.e. Professional Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Practitioner, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, etc.)
+ Position requires U.S. Citizenship.
+ Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Active DoD Secret security clearance.
+ Familiarity with Missile Defense, Missile Warning and Space Situational Awareness missions.
+ Background in software development or software development management.
+ Knowledge of System Engineering principles and requirements management.
+ Familiarity with Phased Array Radar technology.
+ Experience with transitioning teams from Waterfall to Agile methods and practices.
+ Certification in one or more of these designations is desired: Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum at Scale Practitioner, Certified Agile Coach, Certified facilitator, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Trainer, and Project Management Professional (PMP).
+ Experience implementing Agile principles and practices within DoD or Federal government environments.
+ Experience interacting with Government Stakeholders.
+ End-to-end Agile Engineering practices including value stream or Scrum or Extreme Programming within software, infrastructure, hardware, and operational environments.
+ Experience with Agile Lifecycle Management tools, preferably JIRA.
+ Has an understanding of Earned Value Management principles.

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
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