Contractor Product Owner

College Park, Maryland
May 18, 2023
Jun 22, 2023
Full Time
Contractor Product Owner

College Park, MD Join our Talent Network

CAS is currently seeking a Contractor Product Owner to join our growing team

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Product Management and other department stakeholders on exploration and planning of program initiatives.
  • Lead and facilitate the work of agile teams from Design to Release by working with stakeholders to clarify epic success criteria, design feature solutions, and build and release features that bring business value.
  • Accountable for Design activities, including user research, information architecture, user testing, and feature mapping.
  • Advocate for and facilitate Human Centered Design and lean-agile methodologies in all initiatives.
  • Act as a catalyst for creative problem solving and a champion for reducing waste.
  • Be accountable for code builds, releases, and validation of released code within your domain.
  • Show ownership and strong stewardship of agile team backlog, story definitions, and refinement, including rank order across competing priorities, including roadmap, maintenance, and defects, etc.
  • Be an advocate and voice across the enterprise for the agile development team.
  • Be the voice of the customer/partner within the agile team.
  • Assist team in evaluating and establishing their capacity to inform project plans.
  • Track project/team interdependencies and coordinate efforts across disparate teams with other product owners or stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate timely approval of stories to ensure quality control at the team level and to ensure technical and functional integrity of our products.
  • Track and forecast project progress, activity, and effort.
  • Communicate effectively through multiple channels to sponsors and key stakeholders.
  • Manage external delivery partners where required.
  • Participate in continuous and early assessment of project risk factors and recommendation of courses of action to mitigate risk.
  • Lead and participate in developing, maintaining, and evolving standards, tools, templates, and documented processes for process improvement and project governance.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in software management and managing a backlog of requirements
  • Secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience with Agile Development.
  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to successfully manage and facilitate functional and/or cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and work effectively with all levels of organizations from entry level to executive.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the proven ability to transform complexities into clear, concise written communications.
  • Ability to listen and absorb details and strategic vision and convey respect and inclusion for colleagues and partners.
  • Ability to distinguish milestones and measures critical to project success and translate these into meaningful management information.
  • Ability to balance competing demands for project scope, time, cost, risk, and quality, combined with the ability to manage several projects concurrently with a sense for organizational priority.
  • Ability to remain cool under pressure and demonstrate competence when challenged.
  • Experience in successfully and logically negotiating with stakeholders.
  • Ability to facilitate and control meetings and discussions where disparate points of views need to be voiced and acknowledged.
  • Innate ability to continuously identify and implement improvements to process protocol or policy.
  • Ability to track details and strategize for product vision and plan several steps ahead.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

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Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.

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