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Product Manager

Location: Fairfax, VA
Date Posted: 09-21-2017
 
SBD is seeking a Product Manager to join our team for an exciting modern development project supporting our federal client.  The Product Manager will work directly with the customer Product owner. Responsibilities will include the dissemination of high-level requirements to the Agile team. The Product Manager will collaborate with the individual Scrum teams, stakeholders and the customer Product Owner to develop and estimate user stories and establish acceptance criteria.  Provide clear vision of product, defining the vision in the form of well-defined user stories, prioritizing user stories together with the team and estimating them to create a clear line of sight to the product. 
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Create and maintain the product road maps and product backlogs.
  • Focus on supplying a high quality, iterative, and usable product for the users and business stakeholders.
  • Provide specifications and clearly defined user stories to a distributed development team.
  • Clearly communicate the business requirements to the team.
  • Elicit detailed requirements from stakeholders or customers that can be used to help define user stories.
  • Prioritize feature and development using data driven techniques.
  • Drive decision making in grooming the backlog.
  • Lead cross-functional coordination to ensure that business requirements are being met
  • Coordinate with Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, and Scrum Masters to assist sprint development efforts
  • Manage interactions with the Product Owner and product users.
  • Manage expectations with the Product Owner.
  • In coordination with the Program Manager, define the deployment schedule.
  • Help Scrum Masters organize Sprint Review Meetings.
  • Attend sprint planning meetings.
 
Skills/Qualifications (Required):
  • To be considered for this role, candidates must have:
    • 10+ years progressively increasing experience in software development
    • 5+ years experience in Agile delivery
  • Hands-on operational experience serving in Product Owner capacity on large similar and complex software / systems development initiatives.
  • Expert knowledge of Agile delivery processes (e.g., Scrum, KANBAN, etc.).  Understanding of methods and techniques for Agile Delivery; understanding of system design, including documentation (SDD), backlog grooming and planning (estimation); implementation and testing, including Agile/Scrum management with peer to peer development and test-driven development; Acceptance Testing, including software quality assurance, Section 508, Security, and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communications skills including the ability to participate in persuasive discourse with customers and the ability to produce compelling documentation of solutions that is easily understood by non-technical reviewers.
  • Demonstrated success in building meaningful and productive relationships with senior managers, peers, and customers is also required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Must be a US Citizen able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Must be able to travel within the continental US as needed
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior experience supporting Federal agencies, Defense preferred
  • AIPMM accredited certification
Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD) is committed to the development of a creative, diverse and inclusive work environment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at SBD will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SBD does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, IWDs, Veteran Status or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status").
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