Principal Scrum Master, Linthicum, MD

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Linthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10085461
Category: Information Technology
Location: Linthicum, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: SCI
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions 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 Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) is seeking a Scrum Master with the desire to champion Scrum practices and continuous improvement to support our Remote Sensing Programs (RSP) Business Unit Software team to help mentor projects and programs in their adoption and execution of Agile practices.  The Scrum master will provide leadership and oversight of the Agile Framework to ensure operational excellence in product deliveries. 

The selected candidate will provide guidance, coaching, mentoring, and help educate the team in Scrum, ensuring Agile process is being followed.  The Scrum Master will help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. They will facilitate team events and functions such as team planning, team execution, and team demonstrations. This position is in Linthicum, MD.

Most of the work will have to be conducted on-site.

While not all positions will require a clearance to start, all positions are contingent on the candidate’s ability to obtain and hold a Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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 software technical disciplines 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

Understand Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Regular interaction with the customer

Basic Qualifications Principal Scrum Master:

Bachelor’s degree in STEM discipline with 5+ years of related experience, or Master’s degree with 3+ years of related experience, or Ph.D.

Experience in Scrum Agile framework

Experience mentoring individuals on Agile practices

Minimum of 2 years working as Scrum Master

Practical experience of servant leadership within agile teams

Thorough knowledge of agile principles, practices, and methods, particularly Scrum

Excellent organizational and facilitation skills

Self-starting mentality and willingness to take ownership of difficult challenges

Desire to drive change, implement new ways of working and think “out of the box”

Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI

Experience Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)

Preferred Qualifications

Active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI

Hold a recognized certification as a Scrum Master such as Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Experience administering Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)

Salary Range: $99,800 USD – $149,800 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10085461 2023.01.14

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