Product Owner

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Job ID
2021-3091
# of Openings
4
Category
*Management Consulting

Overview

Acuity, Inc. has an opening for a Product Owner to support a very visible government client. Are you a dynamic and creative individual who enjoys working in a collaborative environment for the development of sophisticated applications? Come check out Acuity!

 

In this role, you will serve as the Product Owner and serve as the voice of the customer and proactively represent stakeholders. Through the creation, prioritization, management and execution of the product backlog, the Product Owner collaborates cross-functionally and focuses the development team on a clear vision of the product, its goals and delivery. The Product Owner has deep customer knowledge, an excellent ability to transform strategic intent into fully elaborated requirements in the form of user stories, feature specifications and acceptance criteria. The Product Owner drives and articulates product value delivery through the agile ceremonies including sprint planning, backlog refinement, daily scrum, demo and retrospectives seeking improvement through every Sprint.

Responsibilities

The Product Owner is responsible for work directly with Release Train Engineer and maintaining effective communications with the Scrum Master, development teams, and business units. The Product Owner is also responsible for gathering, analyzing, and documenting project technical and non-technical requirements via user stories; as well as developing Program Increment Plans, Roadmaps, Program Vision, and Content Presentations.


 

Qualifications

Education/Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3+ years of work experience 
  • Possess a minimum of two (2) years of direct experience as a Product Owner
  • Demonstratable experience in writing Gherkin style method
  • Knowledge AGILE LESS or SCALE
  • Must possess a working knowledge of SAFe methodology.
  • Experience working closely with developers and testers to ensure requirements and functional designs are translated accurately into working technical designs and that test plans and scripts serve customer needs and business scenarios
  • Experience managing backlog refinements and organizing meetings by defining, grooming, and prioritizing user stories with Acceptance Criteria (AC) or “definition of done” (DOD)
  • Must be a Certified Product Owner. Additional certification in SAFe is highly desirable.

Required Clearance:

  • Must be US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a federal government level clearance.
  • Must pass High Risk, Law Enforcement Sensitive background check.

 

About Acuity:

Acuity Inc. is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards. 

 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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