Senior Scrum Master

Northrop Grumman
01 Dec 2021
14 Dec 2021
Part Time
Contract Type
Requisition ID: R
Category: Information Technology
Location: Cheltenham - GLS, United Kingdom
Citizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
Clearance Type: Developed Vetting (DV)
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
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.

Are you a Scrum Master who wants to contribute to real agile delivery, working on projects that matter?

Due to the success of a number of strategic programs, we are growing our community of Agile practitioners, Scrum Masters and coaches. With a primary focus on Agile and in particular Scrum, your role will be to facilitate the most effective application of agile principles and practices to meet our customers' emerging mission needs.

You will work within an agile team that is responsible for a suite of software applications that provide crucial capability for our customer's mission. You'll act as a 'servant leader' to the team, helping them to work effectively to deliver maximum value to our customers.

Key responsibilities:

Perform the role of Scrum Master as described in the Scrum Guide
Act as a servant-leader and facilitator to support teams in the day-to-day operation of their lean-agile practices
Empower the team to self-organise and to take collective responsibility for delighting customers through development of high-quality products
Build a trusting, safe environment within the team where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged
Actively facilitate team events (e.g. Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective) and supporting activities such as backlog refinement to ensure that the relevant objectives are achieved
Promote effective engagement between the team and its stakeholders, including by protecting the integrity of the team's process to enable predictable delivery
Help the team to identify coherent and achievable goals in consultation with stakeholders
Support the team in identifying and addressing impediments to the attainment of goals, including taking action to remove impediments where appropriate
Drive sustainable continuous improvement, including by collating and deriving insights from data
Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency and making information visible
Contribute to the identification of training and development needs, for the team as a whole and for individual team members as required
Support teams or individuals to improve performance and achieve goals through coaching and mentoring
Provide training to impart or reinforce knowledge of Lean-Agile concepts, tools and practices
Take responsibility for your own professional development through training, mentoring, professional memberships etc.
Support Northrop Grumman's growth by providing input to business development and capture activities as required
Demonstrate the Northrop Grumman Leadership Characteristics at all times

Essential Criteria

Thorough knowledge of agile principles, practices and methods, particularly Scrum
Holds a recognised Scrum Master certification e.g. CSM, PSM I, SSM
Practical experience of servant-leadership in agile teams
Excellent organisational 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"

Desirable Criteria

Experience of and/or certification in agile-at-scale framework e.g. SAFe, LeSS, Nexus
Experience of Agile Coaching or qualifications including ICP-ATF, ICP-ACC or ICE-AC

Looking for flexibility? At Northrop Grumman UK we have hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.