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Project Manager / Product Owner


SALARY: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: July 18, 2017
CLOSING DATE: August 21, 2017

DESCRIPTION:

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 committed professionals who are passionate about technology and providing world-class IT support to our valued customers in the Legislature. LEG-TECH is a customer and team driven organization – working to meet or exceed all customer and team expectations. Whether it takes the form of hardware and software troubleshooting, application development, training, or network services, we support a connected Legislature!

If you enjoy a job with variety, this may be the position for you. LEG-TECH'S Committee, Caucus, and Web team seeks a highly motivated professional to take on several roles within our software development team. This position is roughly equal parts project management, business analysis, testing, and filling the product owner role when appropriate. We are looking for someone who is comfortable leading a project while simultaneously gathering requirements and testing development progress. This job provides the chance to lead and participate in projects from initial concept to deployment.

We use Scrum methodology in our software development processes. Direct experience with Scrum is desirable, but we can teach it to the right individual with the characteristics we're seeking. This position is not a software developer, but experience or familiarity with software development processes is a plus.

We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, flexible work schedules, training, and colleagues who truly enjoy what they do.

DUTIES:

You Will Have an Opportunity to:

  • Manage application development projects as assigned.
  • Plan, lead, and manage business and process analysis efforts, including gathering of requirements.
  • Plan, lead, and manage testing efforts on new projects and existing applications.
  • Act as the product owner on projects and existing applications where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of proficiency in the use of supported software.
  • Help the agency identify business areas in which to apply information technology.
  • Lead evaluations of vendors’ 3rd-party products, as assigned.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to produce written documentation quickly and accurately.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills with an attention to detail.
  • Experience with technical writing, particularly training materials and requirements.
  • High professional and personal standards.
  • Self-motivation; works well without supervision.
  • Experience with customer support and service in an information technology field.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new applications and technologies.
  • Combines enthusiasm with a passion for technology.
  • Is able to work well on a team of developers, business analysts and project managers.
  • Demonstrates excellent people skills and sensitivity when working with a diverse group of customers who may have different or competing needs.
  • Is comfortable talking in front of project groups and customer teams.
  • Can explain sometimes-complex user scenarios and details in common, non-technical language.
  • Can multi-task with composure while dealing with multiple simultaneous customer issues.
  • Is organized and methodical, yet flexible enough to handle shifting priorities and situations that aren't clear-cut.
  • Has an ability to calmly process new and complex information and collaborate with customers and technical staff while troubleshooting resolutions.
  • Conveys a professional demeanor in dress, appearance, communication, and attitude.
  • Must be able to remain neutral in a highly charged political environment.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn legislative processes.
  • Experience with Scrum methodology or willingness to learn.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years of professional experience with customers and coworkers in an information technology environment providing analysis, testing, and/or training services that could include:
    • Project management
    • Business analysis
    • Technical writing
    • Software testing and quality assurance
  • Understanding and use of Microsoft Office products, especially Word

Supplemental Information:
Interested persons should submit the following:

  • A letter of interest describing applicable qualifications and experience.
  • A résumé detailing the name(s) of employer(s), length of employment, position titles and scope of responsibilities.
  • Provide a written sample of your technical writing on the following topic:
    Write a step-by-step process to change your Word settings to a legal-size, landscape document with half-inch margins (1-page maximum)
  • Answers to the following questions:
    1. Describe your ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. How do you set priorities, use resources, and follow up on commitments?
    2. What is the most important aspect or characteristic you would bring to this position? Describe why you believe this is essential to the position.
    3. Describe your most challenging professional experience. Explain why and what was done to successfully meet the challenge.

Submit materials to:

Legislative Service Center, LEG-TECH
2404 Chandler Ct. SW
Olympia, WA 98502-6034
Attn: Personnel or e-mail to:
Personnel@legtech.leg.wa.gov

SELECTION PROCESS:
Screening will begin immediately. 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.