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Sentinel (GBSD) Agile Coach / Principal Agile Coach – 8001*

Requisition ID: R10079944

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Agile Coach/ Principal Agile Coach. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the GBSD Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Learn more about the GBSD program here!

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan and conduct training sessions for systems and projects
  • Evaluate and integrate with S/ES HR / Training Resources
  • Evaluate and integrate external stakeholder organization
  • Conduct Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) training for leadership and agile team
  • Identify value streams and budgets requirements to gain executive buy-in and ownership.
  • Develop additional on-demand training materials Leads and monitors technical application development, deployment, and support activities, while communicating and adhering to established procedures, processes and timelines.
  • Apply SCRUM/Kanban methodologies in the support of rapid prototype development and continuous service delivery.
  • Assist in managing timelines, resolving problems, and coaching team members on Agile methodologies.
  • Establish strategy and approach to transform customer software development from a traditional SDLC methodology to Agile methodology.
  • Lead the development and execution plan to support the transformation to Agile methodology, including development of processes, templates, artifacts, training materials, and lessons-learned.
  • Conduct Scrum team training, scrum of scrums, PI planning sessions, retrospective workshops, and Lean software development workshops for infrastructure teams.
  • Develop Agile/Scrum processes, including analysis of existing processes, elicitation of requirements from subject matter experts, and application of industry best practices and standards.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of customer’s lifecycles, standards, and supporting processes and practices.
  • Demonstrate strong presentation, facilitation and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the senior technical customers on a daily basis.
  • Lead programs or organization in their adoption of Agile practices.
  • Provide best practices, process tailoring, training, and team and leadership coaching to enable effective Agile execution.
  • Support proposal development, risk management, release management, and project planning activities.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining, and continuously improving standard Agile training, practices, policies, and procedures across operations and development lifecycles.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 
  • 401k 
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Health & Wellness Resources  
  • Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

This position may be filled at either a base level or principal level.

  • Agile Coach: Bachelors degree and 2 years of relevant experience; or 0 years with a Master’s degree; or 4 additional years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Principal Agile Coach: Bachelors degree and 5 years of relevant experience; or 3 years with a Master’s degree; or 4 additional years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in Software Development Life Cycle, e.g., Waterfall, Agile Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scaled Agile.
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current / active Secret level clearance.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Five (5)+ years of SAFe Agile Experience.
  • SAFe SPC 5.0 Certification.
  • Experience in Software Development Life Cycle, e.g., Waterfall, Agile Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scaled Agile.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Enterprise Agile coaching experience.
  • Experience working in the Federal Government.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Top Secret security clearance.




Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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

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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.