02 Jan
Capability Owner Director
New Jersey, Princeton , 08540 Princeton USA

Job Description Position SummaryUnderstands market needs and transforms these into features and user stories, conducts work prioritization and manages sprints & development of new features / capabilities for a product line of larger size and/or complexity. Experience and Skills Responsibilities Capability Development

  • Responsible for the development of new capabilities and extensions of existing capabilities (from capability initialization through launch and stabilization) for a product line of larger size and/or complexity
  • Establishes and monitors timelines and costs consistent with development methodology; uses agile methodology for completing work tasks, as required
  • Recommends and manages capability development methodology (e.g. agile vs. waterfall)
  • Creates and approves user stories / capability features that satisfy customer needs; plans sprint activities and is responsible for managing the backlog of capabilities / services
  • Collaborates with Product Managers and provides rapid response to questions that may arise during the development cycle
  • Leads cross-functional capability development to support successful/timely releases
  • Oversees performance against success criteria, including customer perspective and UAT/OT
  • Leads the daily meetings, planning sessions and retrospectives
  • Acts as advocate for customer needs throughout the development process
  • Provides input into, clarify requirements and constraints to enable the solution design process
  • Balances capability needs with enterprise needs (e.g., use of shared services in the capability solution)
Requirement Management
  • Collaborates with IT and other areas in ETS (and/or external parties) to define the development needs/requirements; identifies stages, and approach to development
  • Tracks and manages capability development to ensure alignment with established capability requirements and market / user feedback
  • Modifies/changes capability features and requirements in response to new information on markets/customers from Product Managers
  • Ensures cross-functional and operational requirements are considered, agreed with the Product Managers, and addressed as part of the development effort
Market Engagement
  • Establishes and maintains plan for user / market engagement in the development
  • Uses feedback from user engagement to adapt / modify requirements, features, prioritization of features, and capability performance
  • Tests market receptivity to assumptions of capability value and willingness to purchase
Capability Improvement
  • Responsible for ensuring quality standards established for capability are attained
  • Responsible for ensuring that capability features are consistent with customer needs
Financial Management
  • Sets and manages capability development timelines and costs
  • Work with FCEs to ensure that cost estimates are validated and that FCEs operate within expected costs
  • Tracks and reports on the implications of development decisions for the P&L of the operational capability, making the necessary business decisions to ensure the release of the MVP on time and on budget
  • Adheres to ethical standards and comply with the laws and regulations applicable to job function
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in related fields such as: Business, Information Technology, Process Engineering or other areas combined with relevant work experience is required
  • At least 7 years of combined experience in a combination of project management, consulting, Agile development or information technology (project management alone is insufficient)
  • Agile capability/product/service management experience

COVID-19 Requirements\t\t\t\t\tETS requires all new hires to either certify that they have been fully vaccinated or request and obtain an exemption due to medical or religious reasons by their start date.

ETS is an Equal Opportunity Employer comprised of people with different experiences, strengths, and backgrounds who share a passion for advancing quality and equity in education. We are dedicated to building teams that reflect the various backgrounds, experiences, and identities of those we serve. The Talent Acquisition team strives to ensure candidates enjoy a fair and equitable hiring process. We believe our differences empower us to be a better team, making better decisions and delivering better results.

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