174893 - Sr Release Train Engineer - VA - OM
Falls Church
Up to $85.28 DOE
3 months, CTH

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Release Train Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's team to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) suite of computer and automated software applications. CBP PSPD supports a broad range of complex business systems which are instrumental to the CBP mission of securing our borders while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. The Release Train Engineer (RTE) facilitates an Agile Release Train (ART) at the Program/Essential Configuration level and then is responsible for program execution, escalating impediments, managing risk, and helping drive continuous improvement for the ART. RTEs are responsible for facilitating Program events including Program Increment (PI) Planning, System Demos, and Inspect & Adapt. The RTE ensures mission execution, coaches at the Program 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 Program.
Drives program and release level processes for an Agile Release Trains demonstrating servant leadership, coupled with domain knowledge and technical savvy.
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
Guides design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer and stakeholder value streams.
Manages and optimizes the flow of value of the Agile Release Train using a variety of tools and methods to ensure strategy and execution alignment.
Collaborate with the appropriate individuals to translate business strategy into technology strategy and ensure that capabilities required by the business are enabled.
Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.
Applies advanced Agile, Lean and SAFe principles and skills. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts.
Works on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. Escalate and track key ART metrics, to include impediments and execution. Drive relentless improvement activities and events.
Performs functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships. Identify resources required for each task.
This position will be located in Northern Virginia.
No Telework.
Location: Lorton (VA), Springfield (VA), Falls Church (VA).

Must have 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelors in Engineering or related field, 7 years with Masters; 4 years with PhD.
Passion for Lean-Agile principles and practices.
Experience in implementing and aligning Lean, Agile and DevSecOps methodologies, frameworks and tools.
Experience with SAFe 4 framework and implementation of Agile Release Train.
Previous, successful experience facilitating Lean-Agile Program Execution using the SAFe 4 framework.
Demonstrates strong sense of urgency, ownership and operates in a collaborative manner.
Possess requisite knowledge and expertise recognized in the professional community Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Exceptional leadership skills in order to coordinate collaboration across multiple engineering disciplines, along with the ability to effectively motivate people to work as an integrated team across locations, companies and cultures.
Commensurate experience in IT and in new and related older technology that directly relates to the required area of expertise.
Preferred Qualifications:
SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification.
Certified PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).
Certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC).
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.

Bachelors in Engineering or related field, Masters, or PhD is required.

5/40 workweek

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Lucas Medina at lmedina@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x250 or (800) 927-9318 x250

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

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