Senior Agile Product Owner - Remote
Herndon, VA 20171
SemanticBits is a mission-driven company which works side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn't happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Product Owner who will be a key driver to make this happen.
You will play a pivotal role on a high performing Agile software development team, driving the vision of the product through the program backlog and into product backlogs. You will own the program and product roadmaps, as well as the high-level features and epics on the program and product backlogs. You will interact with individuals from many disciplines across the team, including subject matter experts, business analysts, architects, and technical leads. You will also be a key touch point in our human-centered design approach, working closely with user researchers and user experience designers to ensure the product vision is appropriately captured.
The products that comprise the program you will be working on are mission critical systems for the federal government. They are used every day by tens of thousands of healthcare providers across the country to ensure patients are receiving the highest quality of care possible. We build this software using modern technologies, DevOps practices, and cloud-based infrastructure. The work setting is highly dynamic, with numerous project teams (each with multiple Scrum teams) working towards a common vision to deliver an integrated solution.
Identify and refine customer needs and program strategy
Own and refine the vision of the program and products
Effectively break down the program vision into features and epics
Prioritize the features and epics on the program backlog
Derive an Agile program roadmap from the program backlog
Define minimum viable products and establish success criteria
Collaborate closely with a wide range of individuals on the Agile team
Communicate vision, strategy, roadmaps, and backlogs to key stakeholders
Coordinate with a team of business analysts who write user stories and refine product and sprint backlogs
Perform an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
Perform an active role preparing plans for Program Increment Planning meetings as part of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) process
Candidate must reside in the United States
Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
Bachelor’s degree required, masters a plus
8+ years of experience with 4+ years as a Product Owner
Experience on a software development team building modern software products
Experience building highly complex software products
Clear and concise written communication
Nice to Have:
Experience working in the healthcare industry
Experience working on a project using the Scaled Agile Framework
Federal Government contracting work experience
Prior experience working remotely full-time
Physical and emotional requirements for the job:
This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
Generous base salary
Three weeks of PTO
Excellent health benefits program (Medical, dental and vision)
401k retirement plan. We contribute 3% of base salary irrespective of employee's contribution
100% paid short-term and long-term disability
100% paid life insurance
Casual working environment
Flexible office hours
New laptop (Mac or PC - your choice)
SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.