MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS's founding mission of Helping Government Serve the PeopleŽ since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.
In this role, the Product Director (PD) will work with the Product Architects and Client Product Leads, Release Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and other internal and external stakeholders, to support development of Agile Product Vision and Roadmap, with the goal of building the best viable product for the customer. The ADO PD works with project teams to ensure that business, quality and functional goals are met with each product release. The ADO PD, working with the CPO & Client Product Lead, develops and maintains a vision for the product and is responsible for communicating that vision to the scrum team.
The ideal candidate is someone with strong technical skills and knowledge combined with the ability to clearly communicate technical concepts, but with enough business acumen to prioritize initiatives and work with senior management on tradeoffs. The Product Director should understand how to create, socialize and evolve product roadmaps in an agile environment, understand the value in incremental product development, and how to help stakeholders and teams embrace and execute iterative delivery of product increments.
Essential Job Duties:
*Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure business needs are being articulated and defined appropriately.
*Elaborate features with business intent and acceptance criteria.
*Assist teams in breaking down features into user stories.
*Work with the release management team to deliver releases.
*Assist the Product Lead and Product Management in the development and communication of the Product vision and roadmap.
*Help Product Leads understand the program backlog so they can manage and prioritize the flow of work.
*Work with Product Architect to understand product architecture and Enabler work.
*Understand and support portfolio work
*Own the Product Backlog and participate in Agile grooming sessions
*Serve as a product expert, understanding user workflow; and working with Development to deliver solutions to meet end user needs.
*Demonstrate the ability to own a complex solution including future release development and integration.
Education and Experience Requirements:
*At least five (5) years of successful experience in product management utilizing Agile approaches and frameworks - preferably SCRUM
*Experience in a scaled Agile environment, preferably SAFe
*Experience writing requirements and manage others driving requirements through the full SDLC. Includes business requirements, functional design, test plans, implementation plans, and can review and understand technical design.
*Technical understanding of databases, flow diagrams, some ability to read code and scripts.
*Ability to own and drive defect triage and prioritization.
*Experience with managing the creation and grooming of user stories and defining acceptance criteria in Scrum.
*Excellent communication and Partnership skills.
*Hands on experience with Agile practices, Scrum process, Kanban etc.
*Proven leadership experience in IT delivery.
*Deep understanding and experience of web technologies, user experience modeling/evolution etc. Understanding of mobile technologies will be a plus.
*Knowledge of Systems Development Lifecycle and the Project Management Lifecycle.
*Business savviness and ability to identify potential business and product opportunities.
*Experience with Product Roadmap development and influencing key stake holders for buy in on business priorities.
Additional Requirements as per Contract/Clients
*U.S. citizen or legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship
*Location: Owings Mills, MD
- Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
- Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
- Demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
- Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.
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MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.