The Utah State Board of Education IT department is working on a comprehensive
modernization initiative to replace legacy systems, referred to as the Utah Schools Information Management System (USIMS).
Working for the USBE is a rare opportunity to use a combination of the latest technologies, best‐of‐breed software packages and custom development to deploy a refreshed code base for replacing the current legacy system data collection and associated reporting applications and reports from the ground up. We are looking for a high‐energy, adaptive team player with a great work ethic to join our Information Technology (IT) team as a Project Manager/Product Owner, reporting to the USIMS Program Manager/Chief Product Owner. The Product Owner is accountable for the delivery of components of the USIMS system that create obvious and compelling value to our stakeholders and users.
- Serve as subject matter expert (SME) in relevant product domains. Rapidly develop an understanding of the user base to guide product decisions.
- Work closely with all stakeholders to communicate customer needs, adjust requirements based on technical feedback, support backlog refinement, and manage to change priorities.
- Capture and document requirements in the form of epics and user stories for all new functionality, present user stories to product teams, and ensure new functionality meets the acceptance criteria.
- Draft key objectives and results, strategies and apply the data for the product to make business decisions.
- Develop appropriately detailed specifications for the product features so they are clearly understood by the development teams.
- Actively participate in all aspects of the product development cycle.
- Research, learn and implement technologies to develop a background for successful product definition.
- Employ and develop product planning and management best practices, establishing and executing reliable processes for collecting and prioritizing customer requirements
- Lead through influence in both technical and functional settings.
- Assist the development team with release planning, functional research, and testing of releases.
- Work with other Product Owners to ensure dependencies are prioritized appropriately across teams and in participating in community of practices sessions to share best practices.
- Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Degree – Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, or equivalent experience.
- Functional Experience – Candidates must have 3+ years of experience within an education domain.
- Software Development Experience – Candidates must have 2+ years of software development product ownership experience or software development experience.
- Leadership – Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership, time management and problem-solving skills with a minimum of 3 years leading people (either through influence or direct report).
- Interpersonal Relationships – Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well with others of all personality types while demonstrating problem-solving and the ability to prioritize tasks.
- Communication – Candidates must demonstrate the ability to communicate in verbal and written form with both technical and non-technical personnel.
- Initiative – Candidates must demonstrate success as a self-starting, hardworking and inquisitive worker.
- Teamwork – Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal.
- Scrum/Agile – Candidates must demonstrate experience in a Scrum/agile product environment to include deep understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.
- Automation Experience – Candidates must demonstrate experience in automation software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, tools and processes.
- Certification – Candidates must possess PSPO I or greater, PSM I or greater, CSM 1 or greater, CSPO 1 or greater.
- Domain Driven Design – Candidates must demonstrate overall understanding and experience with Domain Driven Design
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