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Tactical Engineering & Analysis, INC Product Owner in San Diego, California


The Product Owner (PO) for the C2P Mod Project will help to define and manage highly technical work for two Agile Scrum Teams. The PO will work alongside a Scrum Master and two team leads to provide Agile guidance to the team. The PO will report to the Product Manager and work with him to scope and schedule work for upcoming capabilites of the C2P Mod Product. Working in a SAFe framework the PO will also interact with the System Architect and Agile Coach. The PO will need to read and understand numerous Software Requirement Specifications and MIL-STDs in order to create Epics, Features and Stories that comprise the backlog of work for the team.


Essential Functions/Job Duties:

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of Agile processes, manage and execute backlog refining sessions for sprint teams, and provide recommendations based on metrics evaluated.

  • Work with the Scrum Team for backlog grooming including prioritization. Ensure prioritization of features and capabilities with the customer to ensure higher priority items are identified and implemented first.

  • Serve the Product Manager and Scrum Teams by guiding the team on how to use the agile processes to maximize value delivery through translating the Product Roadmap and Product Vision into minimum viable product increments.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external customers. Translate customer feedback into business and technical requirements to be added to the Product Backlog.

  • Define acceptance criteria for user stories to ensure that the Scrum Team's output meets customer requirements.

  • Partner with the Scrum Master to perform continual assessment of the maturity of the scrum team and providing coaching and insight in support of greater maturity.

  • Commit to continuous process improvement, including but not limited to active participation in demos and retrospectives and incorporation of lessons learned for future sprints.

Equipment Used:

  • Computer, Keyboard, Mouse. Microsoft Office tools

Typical Working Conditions:

  • General office environment
  • 25% on Site
  • 75% Work From Home

Essential Physical Tasks:

  • Ability to lift 10 lbs. on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis.

Written Communications:

  • The Product Owner (PO) should have excellent written communications skills.
  • The PO should be able to effectively communicate with leads, peers and the team at large.

Verbal Communications:

  • The Product Owner (PO) should have excellent verbal communications skills. The PO should be able to effectively communicate with leads, peers and the team at large.

  • The PO will speak at Agile ceremonies and represent their teams, goals and challenges.



Required experience:

  • 1+ years of experience background in systems or computer engineering with a Masters Degree or 2+ years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in Agile, including Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience with the DoD project life cycle
  • Experience with using Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with defining Stories and prioritizing the Team Backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities while maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the Features or components

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the project management framework

  • Knowledge of DoD IT infrastructures Possession of excellent interpersonal skills, to successfully interact with clients, engineers, and managers

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience operating in a scaled agile framework

  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Certification

Customer Interface Activities:

  • The Product Owner (PO) will interface with the customer o a daily basis.
  • The PO will take direction from the Product Manger and will work with them to define the capabilities that the PO's teams will implement and the time line to do that.

Project Management / Staff Supervision Tasks:

  • The Product Owner (PO) will help to define the Agile Features that the Scrum Teams will develop.

  • The PO will ensure that the Scrum Team members develop and test high quality code to implement the Features and Capabilities outlined by the Product Manager and PO.

Work Schedule:

  • This role requires at least one day on-site at NIWC-PAC facilities.
  • Additional time on-site maybe required in order to interact with the team in person.
  • 9/80

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in relevant technical field
  • Masters Degree desired


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) required
  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Certification desired

Pay Range:$105,000.00 to $200,000.00 annually, DOE

U.S. Citizenship is required

Security Clearance:

Candidates must have an active clearance OR the ability to obtain a US GovernmentTS/SCIsecurity clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An activeTS/SCIsecurity clearance is highly desirable.

Tactical Engineering and Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer