The role of the Product Manager is to work collaboratively with internal team and clients on innovative digital projects throughout the entire product development lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond. We are looking for a forward leaning and community building Product Manager with a passion for agile software development.
Creates and maintain product roadmaps, feature backlogs, and product documentation such as PRDs, user stories, user flows, and functional specifications.
Collaborate with internal UX Designers, Visual Designers, and Developers to reach the best possible version of a product to bring to market.
Prioritize development activities with engineering teams, assist in determining the best technical implementation methods, work closely with QA on acceptance testing, and lead product launches.
Clearly and proactively communicate and guide our clients on the best course of action - even in scenarios where the client has preconceptions.
Excellent communication skills who can work with key stakeholders/customers to support planning and delivery of technical IT development Agile projects.
Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members.
Support managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and help to implement an effective system of project governance
Coaches the teams in their understanding of the delivery process, the agile mindset, and client values
Serves business engagement by making sure team issues are escalated, worked, and resolved
Bachelor's degree in business or related field; or technical degree or diploma in related industry, or equivalent work experience
5+ Years Experience Working in Agile Development Teams
3+ Years Experience Serving as the Product Owner, Scrum Master, or Business Analyst
Knowledge and experience working with deployment teams and understanding release management and configuration management processes
Knowledge and experience delivering technical projects within a software development lifecycle using Lean and Agile methodologies
Practical experience using Jira as an Agile Lifecycle management Tool
Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Scrum Alliance Certified Product Owner (CPO), or similar Agile Certification
Preferred experience in serving as a Scrum Master
Experience in Extreme Programming environments
Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors. Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges. As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers - and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit http://www.steampunk.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program.