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Principal Release Train Engineer-MASC-F

Requisition ID: R10076307

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Project Management professional to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be on the MASC-F program located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:


The selected Principal Project Management professional will be the Release Train Engineer” for the OSF. Release Train Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Essential Functions:  

  • Facilitate the Program Increment planning events and readiness for events across the program.
  • Maintain metrics, analysis, and reports on the health, performance, and flow of the OSF Release Train.
  • Proactively manage and resolve risks and dependencies on the OSF Release Train.
  • Escalate and track blocking issues and impediments to progress, coordinate with leadership help to remove as needed.
  • Coordinate with technical and program leadership to refine processes and drive improvements.
  • Facilitate system demos, scrum of scrums, and other OSF Release Train events as designated.
  • Guides growth of Scrum Masters on the OSF Release Train

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 6 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 4 years of related experience.
  • Project engineering experience working within the defense industry supporting software engineering projects.
  • Experience using Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e. g. Jira, VersionOne, Rally, etc.)
  • Strong prioritization skills and ability to focus on what drives the most value.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to leverage and implement agile patterns in support of a disciplined engineering context.
  • Familiarity with product and release lifecycle from requirements development to retirement.
  • Ability to decompose features into user stories.
  • Experience with git and git-based repository systems (e. g Gitlab, Bitbucket, etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% with flexible work schedules to support business needs
  • Current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD issued Secret security clearance will be required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAFe certification (SSM, SASM, or RTE)
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment execution
  • Experience with ATDD or BDD
  • Experience with DevOps solutions
  • Breadth of experience in SAFe, Lean, Kanban, or Integrated Product Team program environments

Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 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.