Agile Development Team Product Owner
at Geologics Corporation

Date Posted: 11/28/2019

Job Description

Opportunity:  Agile Development Team Product Owner / DOD-Aerospace/ SECRET / Scottsdale AZ (Immediate need…)
 
Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
 
Education:
Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred
  
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
Preparation and Participation in PI Planning
  • Participate in program backlog refinement and preparation for PI planning as a member of the extended Product Management team
  • Lead the Agile team in updating the team backlog before the planning event, including both feature and story definition
  • Participate in the planning event, providing the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their feature and story estimates and sequencing
Iteration/Sprint Execution
  • Maintain and prioritize the team backlog – with input from System Architect/Engineering and other stakeholders, the PO has the primary responsibility for building, editing, and maintaining the team backlog, consisting of user stories, defects and enablers
  • Review and prioritize the backlog for Iteration/Sprint Planning, including coordination of dependencies with other POs
  • Lead the generation of Features and Stories with emphasis on complete descriptions the Feature/Story outcome/output and acceptance criteria
  • Accept stories at completion. This includes validation that the story meets acceptance criteria and has the appropriate, persistent acceptance tests. The PO also assures a level of quality, focusing primarily on fitness for use.
  • Understand the scope of the upcoming enabler work and collaborate with System and Solution Architect/Engineering to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the critical technological infrastructures that will host the business functionality
  • Participate in team and system demos
  • Participate in team and program retrospectives
 
Program Execution
  • Coordinates dependencies with other teams
  • Participate in PO Sync and Agile Release Train (ART) Sync meetings
  • Lead the team in determining the content of incremental and feature demos
  • Participate in Inspect and Adapt workshops and program level retrospectives
The successful candidate must possess:
  • 5+ years as a development technical lead or Product Owner
  • Telecommunications or satellite program experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with SAFe 4.0 or 4.5
  • Product Owner certification (SAFe POPM, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Experience performing the Product Owner role for at least two years for a development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices and theory
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
  • Previous experience as a collaborative leader
 

Job Snapshot

About Us

GeoLogics is a high-technology and technical services company with over 25 years of successful participation in development and experimental programs for aerospace and defense contractors, government agencies, and research laboratories. GeoLogics specializes in creating mission critical solutions and provides technical support in the areas of R&D, engineering, communications, software, and systems development.

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