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Product Owner (Remote)

Job Title
Product Owner (Remote)
Job ID
Work From Home
Work Remote
Dallas,  TX
Other Location
Summary: The Product Owner (PO) is a technical professional responsible for setting, prioritizing, and evaluating the work generated by a software Scrum team in order to ensure impeccable features and functionality of the product. The Product Owner (PO) defines stories & prioritizes the Team Backlog to streamline the performance of the program. The PO interfaces directly with end-users, technical teams and key stakeholders to gather system requirements. Product Owner responsibilities include assisting in defining business goals, developing roadmaps, and helping manage the delivery of new products and features.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a business or technical discipline; PMP Certification

Required Years of Experience: 3 years, or 6 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education

  • Will perform research to understand capability within the VA and document scope for the development team
  • Collaborate with VA customers, and internal team members to define products that meet users’ expectations and needs
  • Collect performance feedback from peers, project leadership and provides constructive feedback to the team
  • Work with project and technology leadership to remediate project/staff issues and conflicts; escalate to direct supervisor as necessary.
  • Collect and define project and program KPIS and OKRs to report to project leadership(s);
  • Work cooperatively with Project Managers, to ensure a successful, well communicated, high quality product release
  • Develop, mentor, and coach an engineering team to build a strong development team, increase team effectiveness, and promote individual team member’s growth
  • Create product roadmaps for features and releases
  • Define, improve, and promote product and project and best practices
  • Lead and collaborate with other members of software engineering group including our Software Architects in defining and maintaining product architecture
  • Monitor industry trends for new opportunities and improvements 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 2+ years’ experience working with
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum organization; Well versed in agile software development techniques, conference room pilots, prototyping
  • Experience in Health IT
  • Prior experience as a Software Product Owner or Project Manager
  • Exceptional decision-making ability in a dynamic, aggressive environment
  • High standards and results-orientation with a commitment to delivering high quality software on time
  • Experience mentoring and training staff including software developers
  • Experience working with remote team members
  • Experience with system integration technologies, service-oriented architecture (SOA), web services, software design principles, tools and applications
  • Experience with large scale web applications, system architectures, and data architectures
  • Excellent communication skills – written/verbal/presentation
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Federal contracting
  • VA and/or Healthcare IT experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working on CMMI Level 3 programs.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Prior technology leadership experience (i.e., Lead Architect, Lead Consultant, Manager, Director, Program Manager)
  • Needs to demonstrate exceptional decision-making ability in a dynamic and an aggressive environment
  • Has high standards, results oriented, and a commitment to delivering high quality software on time

ThunderYard Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our community, and our customers.  All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination of race, color, religion, or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, protected veteran status, family medical history or genetic information.

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