• Product Owner - R&D Engineering

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/27/2020 9:48 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-CO-Colorado Springs
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    GPS Source
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


    What You Should Have

    • Experience in Product Owner or Business Analyst role for embedded product development
    • Experience in Product Management or Systems Engineering
    • Experience working in an Agile Engineering work environment
    • Experience with full product development lifecycle (hardware and software)
    • Demonstrated success in project management, monitoring, follow-up and closure
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with our internal teams and customers
    • Set team priorities, adhere to deadlines to meet goals, and adapt to schedule changes
    • Critical ability to prioritize own workload to maximize team support
    • Strong, general reasoning and analytical skills
    • High level of personal, work and professional ethics



    Candidates must be able and willing to obtain Department of Defense Secret security clearance within a reasonable amount of time after date of hire. An active Secret clearance is highly desired. 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

    GPS Source, Inc.,  a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), is a world class innovator and manufacturer of high quality, high performance position, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies for demanding defense and commercial markets. Our tight knit product development team needs a Product Owner - R&D Engineering, who is an expert in PNT technology to help design, deliver and support first-to-market PNT solutions. This position will be supporting our southeast Colorado Springs, Colorado location. 


    We are looking for a Technical Product Owner to join our Research and Development team in Colorado Springs.


    Who Will Love This Job

    • Action Oriented: You'll enjoy working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things you see as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others
    • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
    • Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in grasping emerging technologies that benefit both commercial and military users

    What You'll Do

    • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes which includes writing new user stories, determining acceptance criteria for each user story
    • Develop release planning criteria
    • Participate in Agile/Scrum activities
    • Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact
    • Articulate requirements and business value to engineering teams and deliver with speedy time-to-market and optimal resources
    • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
    • Align product management with overall company strategy
    • Determine return on investment (ROI) for new proposed features
    • Communicate to stakeholders to obtain feedback
    • Work with Product Management and Business Development for go-to-market activities

    Nice to Have

    • Business Analytics
    • Product Ownership
    • Experience with design tools such as Balsamiq, InVision or Adobe Photoshop
    • Degree in Engineering
    • Competency in product owner tools and basic office programs (Jira, Confluence, MS Project, Share Point, MS Office)
    • Quality assurance experience
    • Ability to successfully work under tight project deadlines
    • Experience with process improvement, and better development practices

    Who You Are

    • You like working with intelligent and driven colleagues
    • You share our enthusiasm for a work environment that is fast-paced and growing
    • You enjoy being collaborative and pursuing others’ success as strongly as our own
    • You are constantly challenging yourself to bring positive impact to those around you
    • You prioritize being socially responsible and contributing to a greater purpose

    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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