Agile Product Owner (Staff Level)

Requisition ID: 20030273

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Virtual Posting
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes – May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.  Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Services organization is seeking an Agile Product Owner to join its dynamic team of technical professionals. This position will not be location specific and can be performed virtually. The Agile Product Owner will represent Product Management and the voice of customers on the Agile development team. The selected candidate will collaborate with Product Managers to define the work so that the integrated team can review, commit, and execute within a defined period. The incumbent will prioritize key areas of work during a program increment, ensures that the software development team understands the intent and requirements of feature and user story definitions, and that the team is aligned on all acceptance criteria. Represents customer interests and continuously dictates team backlog priorities.  Roles and Responsibilities include:
• Engage with stakeholders to establish vision and requirements
• Provide direction to the team and ensure they have an adequate amount of work prepared
• Plan and prioritize the backlog for the product
• Participate in all Team ceremonies
o Iteration Planning
o Iteration Demo
o Iteration Retrospective
• Understand enabler work
• Preparation and Participation in Program Increment (PI) Planning
o Program Backlog Refinement and prep
o Reviews and contributes to the program vision
o User Story definition, providing clarifications
• Work closely with product management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value
• Keep abreast with Lean-Agile/Scrum best practices and trends
• Regularly communicate with stakeholders
• Accept the work that the team delivers
• Researches and analyzes market, users, and third-parties to help define the roadmap for the product

Basic Qualifications: 
 Candidates must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: • 14+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 12+ Years with Masters; 9+ Years with PhD.(Appropriate combination of years of experience and education will be considered in lieu of the 4 year degree requirement)
• Exceptional communication and meeting facilitation skills, both in-person and virtual
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• Team-player with a strong work ethic and ability to proactively execute
• Must have experience in communicating with various levels of leaderships.
• Must be a US Citizen
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance, or higher

Preferred Qualifications: 
 Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.
• Experience leading cross functional initiatives and has worked with stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify and refine requirements
• Past Agile experience, preferably as Product Owner
• Certifications such as SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)
• Scaled Agile Framework experience; working as a part of an Agile Development (Scrum) Team
• Track record of training and transformation programs or organizations with sustained agility
• SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification
• Experience using tools that support agile development, and especially SAFe, such as Azure DevOps, JIRA and Confluence, and CA Rally
• Experience with any of the following: scrum project management, and agile software development
• Experience with traditional project management skills: managing budget, scheduling, estimating, etc.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.