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Principal/Sr. Principal Release Training Engineer (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10064719

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • 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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Orlando, FL is currently seeking a Release Training Engineer (RTE) to join our team on the WSTARS program. In this role, the selected candidate will work with all Scrum Teams, program manager, and customer to facilitate program level processes and execution for the Agile Release Train (ART). The RTE drives continuous development and improvement, manages risks and mitigates or escalates impediments, and coaches Agile Teams while acting as a full time chief scrum master for a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The RTE will also coach associated agile teams. The RTE will lead Iteration Planning, including developing acceptance criteria, coordinating with agile teams, and identifying dependencies. The RTE will use Agile artifacts and report metrics to analyze ART process to ensure successful overall program execution.

Release Train Engineer Position Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Leads the efforts of developing Safer 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.

This requisition is open to considering candidates a level 3 or 4.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: Bachelor's degree with 5 years of professional experience OR Master's with 3 years of experience OR 9 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Level 4: Bachelor's degree with 9 years of professional experience OR Master's with 7 years of experience OR 13 years of experience in lieu of 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.)
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred 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: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.