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Product Owner

McLean, Virginia
30 Aug 2023


Are you ready to work on a program that supports mission focused projects? Join us at Leidos, where your most important work is ahead! You will enjoy great benefits such as paid time off (PTO), flexible schedules, discounted stock purchase plans, career growth, unlimited education and training support, parental paid leave and more! You will have the opportunity to work under the best leadership in the industry at all levels; where supporting their employees and what they do-is what matters.

On this program we work super hard but also has fun.  We have chili cooks offs, Pi Day with Pies, lunches brought in for the teams and program, end of year celebrations, recognition awards and much, much more.

This is a high profile program supporting projects working on highly visible applications AND building the next generation of these applications.

Leidos is seeking a Product Owner for a technical development program supporting the Sponsor's Entitlement Programs as well as IdAM /ICAM, Authentication, Authorization, Attributes and Digital Policy Management. .

Primary Responsibilities

Work with other POs and leadership to help shape the product vision and enumerate high-level priorities

Prepare for and participate in Sprint Planning

Consistently refine and prepare program backlog Build, edit, prioritize and maintain the team backlog

Progressively elaborate requirements and suggestions from stakeholders and the team

Work with an Agile Scrum team to develop and scrub stories in order to ensure accurate story estimates and sequencing

Collaborate with the team to detail story acceptance criteria and examples in the form of acceptance tests

Communicate story detail and priorities and ensure the team aligns and agrees on a final iteration plan

Validate that stories meet acceptance criteria and the team's Definition of Done when the team is ready for story review

Be available to answer the team's questions to clarify current sprint work

Collaborate with the team and any other stakeholders in the Sprint Demo and participate in the Sprint Retrospective

Coordinate dependencies with other POs and work across teams to define and implement improvement stories that will increase the velocity and quality of the program

Work with users and stakeholders to collect feedback to incorporate into the backlog

Communicate regularly with the team, stakeholders, and users

Act as liaison between stakeholders and the team

Evaluate product progress and quality

Basic Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • Typically requires BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant, additional experience in lieu of degree

Prior Agile and Scrum experience

Demonstrate the ability to understand the scope of upcoming work, and collaborate with Techical Lead to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the critical technological infrastructures that will host the new business functionality.

Strong communication skills to interact with both the teams and customers

Ability to translate requirements, feedback, and requests into Epics and Stories

Story writing experience 

Capacity to work well in groups and the ability to lead

Experience using Agile tracking tools, preferably Jira and Confluence

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Passion and a continuous-improvement mind-set


Problem solving skills

 Preferred Qualifications

Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or equivalent PO certification

Strong knowledge of DevOps tools and processes

Experience in utilizing diverse metrics to drive team and product improvement

Additional technical knowledge is welcome:

     Amazon Web Services.      Java      Eclipse/Git/Jenkins      Relational Databases     Web service development

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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  • Job Reference: 1101146044-2
  • Date Posted: 30 August 2023
  • Recruiter: LEIDOS
  • Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics