Senior Product Manager/Mentor

ALTA IT Services Rockville, MD
  • Depends on experience
  • Contract
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Ask Us!

Description of Work:

  • Responsible for applying industry standard Product Management frameworks to existing Federal agency processes to support the modernization and requirements development process.
  • Subject Matter Expert for agency Product investments and presenting to executive audiences
  • Capable of describing and discussing data-driven value-seeking Product Management Practices in concert with improvements in software development productivity.
  • Provide extensive assistance in defining and producing Product Management courseware content tailored to organization-specific requirements.
  • You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality
  • Capable of providing support through the SDLC process for strategic client projects
  • Run Product Discovery and requirements gathering workshops with clients
  • Coach and train other Product Managers on best practice
  • Work with team members to produce estimates for proposals and investments
  • Provide guidance on creating and maintaining a product backlog with epics and user stories
  • Provide guidance on creating product roadmaps and release plans
  • Facilitate communication between executive leadership, stakeholders and development team members
  • Provide product demos and presentations to clients
  • Capable of supporting organizational change management message delivery/outreach sessions in the roles of author, packager, and presenter.
  • Capable of producing positive outcomes in technical debates about the application of Product Management processes, redefinition of Product Management terminology, and strategic leadership concepts.
  • Comfortable discussing and practicing agile delivery methods, agile culture, and agile leadership.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to interface with senior leadership

Basic Qualifications: Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor's degree and 7 Years of work experience OR Master's degree and 5 Years of work experience OR a minimum 11 years of work experience as a Product Manager in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience describing and discussing data-driven, value-seeking Product Management
  • Practices in concert with improvements in software development productivity
  • Minimum of 3 years of combined experience in 1 or more of the following:
    • Experience implementing product practices at an enterprise level
    • Experience defining and producing Product Management courseware and marketing content tailored to organization-specific requirements
    • Experience conveying software methodologies to audiences including senior leaders with varying technical backgrounds
    • Demonstrable experience in presenting product concepts to senior leaders through presentations

Preferred Qualifications:  Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Prior Federal Government/Government/large scale corporate working experience
  • Pragmatic Product Manager Certification
  • Experience managing Product Managers and equivalent professionals
  • Experience creating training plans and curricula
  • Ability to interface with senior leadership
  • Ability to manage, train and communicate with cross functional teams and implement the Product lifecycle
  • Ability to prioritize and react to changing requirements with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to envision a big-picture vision at an enterprise level and the drive to make that vision a reality.
  • Knowledge of big data and analytics products
  • Negotiating and customer interfacing skills
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities evidenced by a proven ability to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze product concepts, strategic opportunities and competitive threats
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