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Release Train Engineer & Manager Software Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10068426

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

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 work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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! We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don’t know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation’s safety. This position is in Colorado Springs, CO.Position Overview: Through the role of an PARCS Radar Release Train Engineer (RTE) the selected candidate will facilitates program level processes and execution, drives continuous development, manages risks and dependencies, and escalates impediments while also acting as a full-time chief Scrum Master (SM) for a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The selected candidate will also provide functional management to a group of up to 12 software engineers coordinating and conducting: hiring, performance management, employee development and training.Responsibilities:
  • Lead the efforts of developing Scaled Agile engineering and management best practices, metrics, and audit practices.
  • Conduct Scrum Team training, product backlog and retrospective training, Lean Agile development training.
  • Support a range of technical disciplines from software engineering to hardware to cyber to testing automation for the Scrum Teams.
  • Facilitate Agile Release Train events including Project Increment (PI) planning events
  • Collect and analyze related metrics for trends and indicators, facilitate iteration/increment planning, provide Agile coaching and mentoring at all levels within the organization.
  • Regular interaction with the customer and Delivery Order Lead.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts within the ART.
  • Provide functional management of a group of software engineers.
Basic Qualifications:
  • 2 years of experience as a Release Train Engineer or Scrum Master (or similar relatable experience - i.e., Release Train Engineer Certified, Certified Scrum Practitioner, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, etc.).
  • Familiarity with using Jira, Confluence, and Fisheye/Crucible
  • Experience working within a SAFe framework
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Agile Certification
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previously led a multi-team, multi-disciplinary Release Train that utilizes both Scrum and Kanban practices.
  • Expert in the use of the Atlassian suite of tools (ex. Jira, Confluence), including utilizing data and available reporting to identify trends, present performance, and drive continuous improvement.
  • Certification in SAFe RTE, or Agile Coach
  • Experience implementing Agile principles and practices within DoD or Federal government environments.
  • Experience with transitioning teams from Waterfall to Agile methods and practices.
  • Background in software development or software development management.
  • Knowledge of System Engineering principles and requirements management.
  • Experience in functional supervision of a team.

Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.



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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.