Product Owner

2018-08-28
Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Gloucester
United Kingdom

Requisition ID:
Job Title: Product Owner
Location(s): Gloucester
Function: Engineering

Raytheon UK has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Product Owner to provide customer engagement, product and service design and delivery capability to our Cyber business and customer projects.

The AVON applications delivery framework runs within Raytheon’s Cyber and Intelligence business alongside our Advanced Cyber Solutions Active Threat Hunting service business. Together the businesses provide software, managed and professional services across the entire cyber market.

This role will operate within the Engineering function, providing requirements management skills to the projects delivered under the AVON framework. Specifically, the role will involve taking ownership of the definition and delivery of user requirements for one or more of our present and future range of significant customer delivery projects on the account. It will also involve a significant amount of engagement with project colleagues and end customers to ensure that the resultant deliveries are fit for their intended purpose.

This is an exciting opportunity for an able and ambitious individual to operate and deliver demonstrable customer value at the forefront of Raytheon’s significant Cyber delivery and investment in the UK.


Summary of Role:

Main Duties:

Provide a Product Owner role for one or more projects delivered by Raytheon under an applications framework. Specifically the role will call on the individual to:

  • Create and deliver the vision, strategy and roadmap of your product(s).
  • Work consultatively in Agile Development Teams, forming the bridge between customer requirements and technical delivery capability.
  • Acquire suitable knowledge of the underpinning business need.
  • Owns the product roadmap and the backlog.
  • Passionately articulate your vision of what is to be built, clearly defining your priorities.
  • Convey that vision to the Agile Development Team(s) and work with that team to continue to shape and inform that vision.
  • Ensure backlog items are clearly expressed, understood, have value and priority.
  • Ensure transparency into the upcoming work of the Agile Development Team.
  • Determine whether a product backlog item has been satisfactorily delivered.
  • Take a data driven approach to change wherever possible.
  • Push your team(s) to deliver early and often, closing your feedback loops as quickly as possible.
  • Inform the journey to service.

In support of these duties, we would expect the individual to:
  • Assess, plan, manage and prioritise user and customer requirements.
  • Optionally perform feasibility analysis, scope projects, and work with the project management team to prioritise deliverables and negotiate on product features.
  • Work with the Business Analyst function to elicit requirements using a variety of techniques, including interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to assess information needs and functional requirements and document these in suitable artefacts, e.g. functional requirements, Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs.
  • Display strong analytical and product management skills to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
  • Serve as the conduit between the customer community and project delivery team.
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
  • Interact professionally and flexibly with a diverse group of stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Work closely with development team colleagues and project organisations to execute implementations to maximum effect.
  • Participate actively in Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Functional Testing.
  • Support the product journey to Service.

As a responsible individual within a busy account, it is expected that the role holder will also actively engage across account functions to support Raytheon bid opportunity qualification and the proposal response process, including technical and resource planning and estimating.


Mandatory Requirements, Skills & Experience

  • Formal Agile and Scrum training and demonstrable experience in the Product Owner role.
  • Suitable tooling experience, e.g. DOORS, Atlassian suite.
  • Sound understanding of the fundamentals of iterative and time boxed developments – including understanding the value of this method in relation / comparison to waterfall processes and methodologies. Being able to articulate these intelligently, with a view to leveraging techniques to provide value to the team/enterprise (e.g. Visualising progress, Retrospective formats, handling bugs etc).
  • Strong practical understanding and experience of the fundamentals of Agile software development processes and procedures.
  • Strong delivery ethos, backed up by evidence.
  • Excellent customer relationship management, communication and mentoring skills. The ability to converse on both technical and non-technical levels.
  • A high level of business acumen and ability to both quickly acquire a deep understanding of customer needs and how these may be best satisfied.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proactive, self-motivated, logical and objective.

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to drive conclusively to consensus.
  • DV security cleared or the ability to become DV security cleared.


Desirable Requirements, Skills & Experience


  • Experience and training in Business Analysis, User Research and User Experience methods is of interest.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Safe, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Story mapping, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
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