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TPS Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!What You'll Get to Do: The Northrop Grumman Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) Modeling & Simulation Software (MSS) is seeking an Release Train Engineer (RTE)r to join our team of qualified and diverse leaders at Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. SWDC supports a wide range of Missile Defense Agency (MDA) directorates with multiple products & capabilities under the MSS Task Order. Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is seeking applicants for a Release Train Engineer (RTE) position on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract's Modeling and Simulation Team. As a member of the team you will be working with a talented team supporting the Missile Defense Agencies critical engineering mission. As the 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, communicate across the organization, and directly with the Government customer, regarding plans, execution status and issues,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 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:
    • Bachelor's 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 Master's 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 clearancePreferred 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.
      • 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. Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 USD Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs , TPS Release Train Engineer (RTE), Engineering , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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