Description

ECS is seeking a seasoned Product Owner who can help lead and support multiple software development teams focused on building advanced learning technologies. This is a hybrid role, as the Product Owner is expected to perform the Scrum Ceremonies; you will utilize communication, technical, and organization skills to manage requirements, remove impediments, enhance collaboration, and ensure that the team delivers value to the customer. Your primary objective is to ensure that the team produces the highest quality software possible providing tangible value to customers. You must demonstrate the ability to coach a software development team effectively in an agile environment. The Product Owner reports directly to Project Management Office Supervisor. This position is in support of the ECS Orlando Operations location but can be performed remotely if necessary.

 

  • Schedule and facilitate meetings using formal scrum practices which includes daily scrum (standups), sprint planning, sprint demos, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Properly manage the backlog as the Product Owner and aid Development team in determining suitable commitments and scheduling for sprints
  • Create a positive and easy communication channel (team, product owner, stakeholders)
  • Protect the team from outside interruptions, distractions, and remove impediments
  • Address team dynamics, resolve conflict, and identify resource constraints
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, creativity and innovation
  • Coach and guide the development team to ensure Agile practices are followed
  • Ensure scheduled deliverables timelines are successfully met (milestones, software releases)
  • Identify, Gather, and Manage requirements and features throughout the project lifecycle
  • Contribute to Project Control Monitoring including maintaining schedules and budgets (working closely with Project Controller, Project Coordinator, and PMO Supervisor)
  • Schedule timely quality control (testing) and coordinate with the Director of Quality and QA Team
  • Contribute to Continual Process Improvement for Project Lifecycle Processes, Procedures, and Workflows

Required:

  • Agile certifications such as Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3-5 years of Agile development experience
  • Experience with Agile tracking and collaboration tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • Project Management experience with Project Management Certifications such as PMP or PMI
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified or Professional Scrum Trainer (CST, PST)
  • Experience working in a Program Management Office (PMO) within Agile Organizations
  • Process experience with CMMI Quality Management Standards, ISO 9000, Lean Six Sigma
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills, both oral and written, for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Exceptional understanding of Product Ownership, to manage requirements and tasks to deliver a superior product for end users
  • Experience with Software Development and/or Game Development Teams with an understanding of software development and software quality disciplines
  • Strong understanding of Scrum and Kanban principles
  • Passion for leading Scrum teams to continually improve quality and delivery
  • Strong Leadership Qualities and Team Player
  • Keen Attention to Detail and Organizational Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Must be a US Citizen and eligible/able to apply for a US DOD Security Clearance if required (i.e. no felony history)

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Job Location

ORLANDO, FL

United States