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Principal Scrum Master

Requisition ID: R10069230

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

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 will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

Through the role of an Agile Scrum Master, the selected candidate will lead software and hardware development teams in their adoption of Agile practices. The selected candidate will work with the customer to gather requirements and implement best practices to establish program level SAFe Agile engineering and management principles and processes. Understanding the Northrop Grumman Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) will be essential, along with the responsibility to help grow and mature this NG branded capability.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 on a Scrum Team.

  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies

  • Collect and analyze related metrics for trends and indicators, facilitate iteration/increment planning, provide Agile coaching and mentoring at all levels within the organization.

  • Lead the iterative solution lifecycle from executable architecture to maintenance, including: concept development, iterative design, production, delivery and deployment.

  • Have an understanding of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

  • Regular interaction with the customer.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

  • 5 Years or related experience with Bachelor’s degree; 3 years of related experience with a master's degree; 9 years’ experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies.

  • Previous experience as Scrum Master Applicant must have ability to triage scrum team issues based on priority, impact, risk, and release timing.

  • Candidate must have Agile Certification, such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Familiarity with Phased Array Radar technology.

  • Experience with transitioning teams from Waterfall to Agile methods and practices.

  • 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


Salary Range: $92,000 USD - $138,400 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 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.