Agile Product Owner in Nashua, NH at DCS

Date Posted: 5/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Critical member of an Agile team delivering new business capabilities/functionality to our customer, the USAF. Dynamic work environment and fast paced. Working with leading technologies and Agile Methodologies.

Essential Job Functions:

The Product Owner (PO) is a member of the Agile Team responsible for defining Stories and prioritizing the Team Backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities with maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the Features or components for the team.

The PO has a significant role in maximizing the value produced by the team and ensuring stories meet the user’s needs and comply with the Definition of Done.  This role is charged with building and maintaining significant relationships and responsibilities outside the local team, including working with Product Management, Customers, Business Owners, and other stakeholders.

Work with client Product Manager to prioritize needs, PI objectives, release content and features.

Program backlog refinement and assist in PI planning activities.

Engaged in story definitions, assist agile team in story estimates and sequencing.

Iteration execution would include: maintaining the team backlog, reviewing and reprioritizing stories in the backlog, accepting stories.

Participate in team demo and retrospective.

Ultimately the PO is acting as the customer proxy for the Agile team and interfacing with Product Management and other stakeholders including other POs involved in the larger Release Train.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Bachelor's degree plus 4 years of experience is required.

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance within 6-9 months of hire date.

Experience implementing software projects using Agile methodologies.

Agile Product Owner certification.

Experience on a singular or multiple Agile projects with at least one where the person was the Product Owner leading their Agile Team.

Strong communications skills.

Desired Skills:

Previous experience as a Product Owner on an multi-team Agile Release Train.

SAFe PO/PM Certified, preferred.

Knowledge of and familiarity with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) Azure DevOps, or other team management suite.

Knowledge and understanding of mission planning needs of military aviators is a plus.

Active Security Clearance or the ability to obtain one within six months.