04 Nov
Product Owner with PMP / PMI-ACP / CSPO / SAFe SA / SAFe APM or equivalent certification
Maryland, Baltimore , 21201 Baltimore USA


Product Owner with PMP / PMI-ACP / CSPO / SAFe SA / SAFe APM or equivalent certificationLocation

Baltimore, MDDuration

1+ years Description/Role Client leads the State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. These goals include,
  • Ensuring all Marylanders have timely access to COVID-19 vaccines,
  • Development and implementation of strategies to protect against and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland,
  • Detecting and analyzing COVID-19 and variant outbreaks,
  • Collecting, managing, and analyzing data to provide timely information to stakeholders,
  • Improving customer experiences to public services related to the Vaccination Program, and,
  • Other strategies that may, from time to time, be identified as necessary to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the Vaccination Program.
The product owner, working in a newly established program office that supports and manages a growing portfolio of technology products, collaborates and delivers products by bringing together diverse stakeholders and design tools. The product owner brings creativity, technical expertise, and an understanding of the mission focus for the products they manage to innovate, evolve, and transform technologies used by the client and the people it serves. In addition, the product owner leads a broad team of technical resources to deliver capabilities in an agile development environment. The product owner serves as the voice of the customer to guide day-to-day work, focusing on achievement of defined outcomes. Our successful candidate is a highly skilled professional with a start-up mentality, capable of succeeding in a volatile and evolving environment. This individual is committed to helping the organization deliver high quality technology products. Client will designate products to be supported, and the product owner will plan and organize delivery and product management activities.

  • Asks the right questions to identify and solve problems and ensures the final product meets the customer’s need, delivers outstanding value, and delights users.
  • Facilitates trade-off decisions, when needed, by balancing business needs, customer experience, and technical feasibility.
  • Works with stakeholders to create, maintain, and prioritize product and iteration backlogs for maximum efficiency.
  • Motivates stakeholders and maintains an intense focus on delivering positive outcomes.
  • Enables continuous improvement to maximize the benefit of the customer and stakeholder input by synthesizing and integrating feedback into the product roadmap.
  • Facilitates meetings for such things as team cadence, cross platform coordination, discovery, framing, and stakeholder governance.
  • Supports the team by working toward the removal of obstacles and distractions.
  • Develop performance and quality measures for product management activities and provide tracking and periodic reporting on these measures.
  • Engage in procurement and contract administration activities as required to ensure the Department obtains the resources required to fulfill program requirements and objectives.
  • Engages productively and effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Develops written and oral correspondence of outstanding quality.
  • Identifies, tracks, manages, and reduces the impact of risks and issues.
  • Manages vendor relationships to ensure high levels of quality.
  • Meets legal, regulatory, and policy mandates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Public Health, or other related discipline. Master’s degree and/or project management certification is preferred.
  • PMP certification
  • PMI-ACP, CSPO, SAFe SA, or SAFe APM or equivalent certification.

General Experience:
  • At least five (5) years of experience in product management managing major ($1M or more) products in a high-technology development environment with cross-functional teams.
  • At least two (2) years specialized experience managing products in a healthcare environment.
  • Must demonstrate at least three examples of leading product discovery, backlog management, and end-user testing for government or healthcare.
  • Experience participating in the development and testing of applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Force.com, and/or Google Cloud Platforms.
  • Experience with agile tools such as Jira.
  • Experience managing vendors and service providers.
  • Experience working with and managing onsite and remote teams.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrates capacity to engage effectively with stakeholders and all levels.
  • Experience in running large, complicated IT application designs, developments, and implementations.
  • Experience managing requirements processes including conducting interviews and documenting technical requirements.
  • Experience managing design activities including design sessions and defining future state processes.
  • Experience with industry-standard System Development Life Cycle methodologies.
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.

Specialized Experience:At least five (5) years of experience in managing IT related projects and must demonstrate a leadership role in at least three successful projects that were delivered on time and on budget.

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