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Northrop Grumman Principal Scrum Master for Embedded Engineering in Baltimore, Maryland

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies safe from undersea to space and cyberspace.

NGMS is seeking a Principal Scrum Master to join its dynamic team of technical professionals in the Software & Digital Technologies Organization. As a Principal Scrum Master at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning and a culture of automation.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

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

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

  • Identify and remove impediments

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

  • Track and communicate Agile metrics which may include team velocity and sprint/Program Increment (PI) progress within the Scaled Agile (SAFe) framework

  • 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

  • Assist with internal and external communication to improve transparency

  • Be a Servant Leader for the Agile Development (Scrum) Team

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

  • 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

  • Works with the Agile teams and Solution Architecture Team to determine the best approach ensure the overall software architecture supports the project Concept of Operations

  • Supports all Agile teams to ensure effective end-to-end capability threads are being implemented

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

  • 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)

  • 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.

This position is located in Linthicum, MD.



Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or another STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field

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

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working as a Scrum Master on a Scrum team

  • Experience in Software Development, Integration, or other IT related projects

  • Candidates must be a US Citizen with an ACTIVE DoD Security Clearance at the Secret Level or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

    • 2 years of experience working as a Scrum Master on a Scrum team
    • 1 year of experience teaching others how to become Agile
    • Scrum Master Certification: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or SAFe
    • Experience using tools that support agile development, such as DevOps, JIRA and Confluence
    • Experience with traditional project management skills: managing budget, scheduling, estimating, etc...
    • Agile development experience implementing systems
    • Experience with multiple Agile teams in different organizations

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 : Information Technology