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Sr. Principal Release Train Engineer

Northrop Grumman | McLean VA 22102 USA | Full Time | Posted: 09/20/2019

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Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Sr. PrincipalRelease Train Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The Release Train Engineer (RTE) facilitates an Agile Release Trains (ARTs) andis responsible for program execution, escalating impediments, managing risk, and helping drive continuous improvement for the ART and suppliers in the Value Stream. RTEs are responsible for facilitating Agile Release Train events including PI Planning, PI Demos, and Inspect & Adapt. The RTE ensures mission execution, coaches at the Release Train and Team levels, and provides guidance in Agile, Scrum, DevSecOps, and Kanban.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Leads and serves as the highest authority on the implementation and optimization of the Scaling Agile/SAFe methodology on the Release Train.
  • Drives release level processes for an Agile Release Train, demonstrating servant leadership, coupled with domain knowledge and technical insight.
  • Serves as the organizational servant leader and facilitator for program events and activities for planning, executing, delivery and improvement, such as Program Increment (PI) Planning readiness and PI Planning events and activities.
  • Mentors and coaches Scrum Masters and Agile teams to enable high performance
  • Identifies and resolves personnel and technical constraints in accordance with delivering to customer and stakeholder value streams.
  • Plays key role to optimize the flow of value of the Agile Release Train using a variety of tools and methods to ensure strategy and execution alignment.
  • Coordinates multiple solution interfaces (both external and internal).
  • Collaborates with the appropriate individuals to translate business strategy into technology strategy and ensure that capabilities required by the business are delivered on cadence.
  • Applies advanced Agile, Lean and SAFe principles and skills. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts.
  • Escalates and tracks key ART metrics, to include impediments and execution. Drives relentless improvement activities and events.


Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM and nine (9) years' experience to include at least two (2) years in an Agile environment
  • Experience in implementing and aligning Lean, Agile and DevSecOps methodologies, frameworks and tools
  • Previous, successful experience facilitating Lean-Agile Program Execution
  • Demonstrates strong sense of urgency, ownership and operates in a collaborative manner
  • Possess requisite knowledge and expertise recognized in the professional community
  • Previous experience in coordinating and collaborating across multiple engineering disciplines, along with the ability to effectively motivate people to work as an integrated team across locations, companies and cultures
  • Must have a current, activeSecret (or higher) clearance. An interim clearance may be acceptable.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification and/or other SAFe certifications
  • Experience with current SAFe framework and implementation of Agile Release Trains
  • Previous, successful experience facilitating Lean-Agile Program Execution using SAFe framework
  • Certified PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement methodologies, i.e., Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Value Stream Mapping
  • Demonstrable mastery in various competencies of Teaching, Mentoring, Transformation, and Facilitation

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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Location McLean, VA, 22102, United States
Categories Computer Software

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