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Product Owner

Product Owner


SALARY: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 11/19/19
CLOSING DATE: 12/20/19 05:00 PM

The Legislative Service Center, also known as LEG-TECH (pronounced 'LEDGE-TECK') is the dedicated technology solutions provider for the Washington State Legislature. We are a team of highly competent technology professionals committed to consistently meeting or exceeding customer and team expectations with innovative products and services. Our team is passionate about technology and we aim to provide a world-class IT customer service experience. Whether it takes the form of back-end infrastructure services, hardware and software troubleshooting, application development, supporting our hybrid cloud/on-premise environment, direct front-line customer support, help desk or training, we support a connected Legislature!

Our Planning and Product Development Team (aka PPDG) members work closely with our valued customers and our application development teams to develop and maintain our extensive suite of ~300 custom developed applications and services across 5-6 major portfolio families.

We are looking for a people-oriented, customer-centric, outcome-focused, Product Owner to join our Planning and Product Delivery team. In this role, you will work with customers and cross-functional business teams to drive the research, vision, roadmap, delivery, documentation, user testing, and status reporting for one or more products in our major portfolio families.

LEG-TECH is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, training, and colleagues who truly enjoy what they do. To find out more about LEG-TECH please visit our website.

DUTIES:
Here are some of the things you will enjoy doing in your new role:

  • Work with customers and internal stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into functional user stories for development
  • Work with software development teams and other workgroups to refine and prioritize product backlogs, elaborate user stories, and plan iterations (sprints)
  • Drive product vision, tenets and roadmap; set expectations for delivery of new functionalities
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures, instructions and training
  • Track and communicate progress to internal stakeholders and customers
  • Take on an active role in mitigating development and delivery impediments
  • Evaluate and recommend third-party products/services as required

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Is passionate about technology in government and the Washington State Legislature
  • Has deep familiarity with data analysis tools and techniques (Excel, custom SQL, Power BI, Google Analytics, etc.)
  • Has project-management credentials or experience with project management methodologies (e.g. PMP, PMBOK)
  • Combines enthusiasm for working with people with a customer-centric viewpoint
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuously developing their leadership skills as an engaged individual contributor
  • Appreciates the value and contributions of others around them
  • Is open to new ideas and appreciative of other perspectives put forth by both members of their team and customers
  • Can anticipate customer needs and plan ahead to meet emerging demands
  • Has an ability to process new, complex information and collaborate with customers and our technical staff
  • Is comfortable operating in a fast-paced, constantly changing landscape
  • Can quickly come up to speed and understand the unique aspects of the Legislature and appreciate the business drivers for legislative technology
  • Is a creative thinker who is capable of formulating, communicating and obtaining buy-in on a vision
  • Conveys a professional demeanor in dress, appearance, communication and attitude

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years working experience as a Product Owner, Project Manager or Program Manager
  • In-depth working knowledge of Agile and Scrum principles and practices
  • Experience gathering user requirements, evaluating business impact, and working with a technical team to prioritize products, features, and user stories
  • Experience simplifying or improving business processes
  • Experience with technical writing, and creating product/process documentation
  • A track record of delivering results in fast-paced, ambiguous situations
  • Understanding of contemporary technology and technology practices
  • Understanding of contemporary UX research and UX design practices
  • Proven ability to operate at both tactical and strategic levels
  • Expert-level familiarity with the MS Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Interested persons should submit the following:

  • A résumé detailing the name(s) of employer(s), length of employment, position titles and scope of responsibilities
  • A letter of interest describing applicable qualifications and experience. In your letter, please include the following information:
    • A description of your key strength(s). How will these strengths drive results and ensure your success in this role?
    • A description of your key professional growth opportunity(ies). How do you envision this role making a contribution to your professional growth?
    • Tell us about at least one time when you delivered results in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment. How did you set priorities, use resources, and follow up on commitments?

Submit applications and paperwork to:

Legislative Service Center (LEG-TECH)
106 11th Avenue SW, Suite 2400
Olympia, WA 98501
Attn: Personnel or e-mail to:
personnel@legtech.leg.wa.gov


SELECTION PROCESS

Screening will begin immediately and this recruitment is open until filled. Initial screening will be based solely on the information provided by the candidate.

Interviews will be granted to candidates most closely matching the hiring criteria.

LEG-TECH is an equal opportunity employer.