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Product Owner

TechFlow is searching for a talented Agile Product Owner to join our government services team. The right candidate enjoys a work environment where being entrepreneurial is expected, where innovation and new ideas happen every day, and where problems are solved by teams of passionate and confident individuals. Our culture thrives on out of the box thinking and the unique powerful expressions of our owners.  As a 100% employee-owned company, our owners have an expectation of commitment, accountability for their actions, and responsibility for success.  We are a company of individuals who work hard to have an impact and make a difference.  

Founded in 1995 at the start of the dot-com revolution, TechFlow helped large commercial firms such as Dreamworks, Toshiba, MGM, and key government agencies modernize their critical systems using what has become Agile At Scale software development.  Today, with deep operational roots in the bi-coastal innovation hubs of California and Northern Virginia, TechFlow continues as a leader in applying innovative software engineering solutions and technology to the US Government and commercial entities. TechFlow has had great success at combining its entrepreneurial nature to the company’s deep experience with mission critical systems to solve the most demanding business challenges.

Position Description
True software development is a team sport.  To shape applications/systems, the Agile Product Owner will need to leverage and utilize company SMEs, in addition to personal experience and expertise, to create the 'ah-ha' moments with clients. We are looking for a passionate, driven, and dynamic individual who wants to have a meaningful impact. As a member of this dynamic and fast-paced team, you will be responsible for determining the features of a product prior to its release. Product Owner is a demanding position which must act as liaison between an organization’s development team and end users, by defining product features necessary to create value for government customers. The Agile product owner will provide a clear description and outline of product features for easy comprehension by the development team. They manage product backlog and backlog visibility in order to prioritize user stories for implementation. As part of their responsibilities, product owners work with a scrum team comprising of scrum master and developers. They collaborate with the program team and government teams to obtain information useful in developing products that meet and exceed the requirements of customers.  This role also entails participating in daily scrum meetings to give feedback on sprint achievement and relay new user stories. They will also split big user stories and establish acceptance criteria for each user story. In performing their duties, product owners analyze and study market trends to identify changes in consumer taste requirements. They will communicate with other internal product owners to exchange ideas on necessary product features. Some of the major qualities you will need to have to succeed in this career include leadership, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications

• Minimum Public Trust security clearance required. *Uncleared candidates not meeting specified requirements will not be considered*

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management, Business Administration, or other technical discipline.

At least 5 years of professional experience 

Effective communication and collaboration skills

Experience creating and maintaining a Product backlog and sorting the Product backlog items according to priority.

Ability to clearly communicate the business requirements to the Team.

Build and maintain a relationship with the Stakeholders.

Experience interacting with senior level management

Strong writing ability.

Certification in Scrum or Agile.

PLEASE NOTE
• TechFlow is an equal opportunity employer (Minority / Female / Disability / Vets)
• Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
• Eligibility requirement: U.S. Citizenship.

 

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