Product Owner III

Information Technology
in Washington
, DC
Reference: 19-03366

Job Description: 

The Product Owner (PO) is the member of the team responsible for defining and prioritizing the product backlog, so as to streamline the execution of program priorities, while maintaining conceptual and technical integrity of the features or components that the team is responsible for. For the features and stories in the backlog, PO defines measurable customer focused objectives.

Job Functions: 

  • Establishes product vision and strategy for high complexity products and/or multiple products; This includes product vision, benefits, capabilities, value metrics, competitive landscape, current state landscape
  • Drives discovery of product capabilities
  • Continually educates product team members on business process and customer value of product capabilities
  • Leads multiple product owners and product analysts on multiple products or a single highly complex product with multiple capabilities
  • Works with key stakeholders to define product roadmap, high level prioritization, and product value metrics
  • Leads stakeholder collaboration to make execution trade-off decisions
  • Leads continuous stakeholder engagement for the product team to understand needs, define epics and features, and gain feedback on design and working software
  • Manages product roadmap dependencies across products
  • Establishes target product value metrics and tracks them throughout the lifecycle of the product
  • Communicates product vision, capabilities and value to various audiences
  • May be responsible for product resource level financial plan and oversight
  • Establishes and manages product roadmaps
  • Establishes and gains executive approval for product business cases and manages business cases thereafter
  • Leads first time and annual funding approval process for products
  • Makes product prioritization decisions
  • Leads discovery efforts for major capabilities, engaging external and internal stakeholders and product teams
  • Owns product backlog
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required
Minimum Experience: 
  • 6+ years of related experience
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Must be knowledgeable of why we are building the product with an understanding of the audience and problems it will solve
  • Must drive the vision, release planning, and forecasting
  • Must be able to deliver solutions iteratively
  • Ensures that the Development team works on the “right things” from the stakeholder’s perspective
  • Experience working in a Lean/Agile environment with focus on Scrum, XP and Kanban methodologies
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Must have a team first mentality and exhibit behaviors which drive strong team culture
  • 4+ years of experience in product management as either a Product Owner, Product Manager, or product-related role within a development team
  • Experience in building digital products
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills