• Agile Development Team Product Owner

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/17/2019 11:03 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    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


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Agile Development Team Product Owner.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    • 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



    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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