Northrop Grumman Software Engineer 5-Agile Program Coach in Baltimore, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (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 safe from Undersea to Space and Cyberspace.

Through the role of an Agile Program Coach, the selected candidate willlead programs in their adoption of Agile practices. The selected candidate will work with programs to gather requirements and best practices to help establish organizational and program level Lean Agile engineering and management principles and processes to support a range of programs from software intensive systems to hardware and embedded systems. Understanding the Northrop Grumman Agile Framework is essential along with the responsibility to help grow and mature this NG branded capability. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and continuously improving standard agile methodologies, policies, and procedures for an Agile, iterative solution lifecycle,from an executable architecture, concept development, iterative design, production, delivery, deployment, and maintenance. The selected candidate will participate with the NGMS Agile Center of Excellence as it defines objectives, strategies, and governance for NGMS software and digital technology development and become a supporting member of the Agile Community of Practice providing input into plans and provide status on coaching and training as requested. The selected candidate may be requested to provide open enrollment training and backfill other coaching engagements on an as needed basis and engage with the other NG Agile coaches to continue to strengthen their skills and experiences.

This position is open for Baltimore, MD or Mclean, VA

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the efforts of developing Lean Agile engineering and management best practices, metrics, and audit practices.

  • Conduct Scrum team training, product backlog and retrospective workshops, Lean Agile development workshops.

  • Analyze and articulate complex subject matter via white papers and presentations, enabling the ease of comprehension by customers and all stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years Agile experience leading teams

  • Must have 3 years' experience giving tutorials and/or training

  • Must have experience implementing Agile principles and practices within DoD or Federal government environments

  • Must be a Certified Scrum Practitioner; or Certified Scrum Master/Professional Scrum Master 1 with PMI-ACP certification, or similar.

  • Practical experience/knowledge of the following: Ability to translate customer mission needs to requirements, Leading and coaching Agile teams and program in a software systems environment, Working with customers, program managers, and functional managers to communicate and mentor them in their role in an Agile environment, End-to-end Agile Engineering experience from across the value stream, Scrum and Extreme programming practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Security Clearance (Secret, Top Secret)

  • Advanced (MS and/or PhD) technical degree desired

  • Effective communicator, capable of effectively translating and presenting complex concepts to both technical and nontechnical management and customers, through presentations and written media

  • Mastery of systems engineering discipline, to include proven practical experience in the following, preferably for large programs: Requirements interpretation, definition and allocation and Risk identification and mitigation

  • Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) and their application to agile programs

  • 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 Agile Coach, Certified facilitator, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), 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.