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Proxy Product Owner Job in Fairborn, Ohio US

Proxy Product Owner

Riverside Research Institute - Fairborn, OH

Posted: 12/7/2022 - Expires: 3/7/2023

Job ID: 250782226


Job Description

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country's most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research's open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.

Job Number: 1002

Riverside Research is seeking a Proxy Product Owner to assist in performing product analysis and ensuring developmental teams are delivering products of the highest value to the government customer and analytical stakeholders.  The Proxy Product Owner will ensure they understand stakeholder requirements, the proposed product solution, and the definition of success.  Since context of this support will be classified, candidates must have a TS/SCI clearance.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

Engage directly with enterprise IT architects, customers, developers, and other stakeholders to develop new enterprise level software services/technologies
Possess a deep understanding of product requirements
Assist stakeholders and contracted product development teams in determining if delivered product solutions are meeting the requirements; facilitate necessary documentation for government engagement with product development teams
Communicate government defined product visions to the product development teams and production stakeholders
Develop use cases and user stories as requested
Develop and maintain product backlogs; prioritize and clearly communicate product backlog items to product team
Identify and communicate key dependencies between multiple products and their product owners
Support the maintenance of a product roadmap
Communicate status of projects to government customer; participate in meetings, technical reviews, as necessary
Represent our customer at enterprise level meetings and as required present briefings
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Top Secret clearance with SCI adjudication
Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, information technology, physics, mathematics, or related fields.
Minimum of 4 years of experience as a Product Owner
Experience with Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) stakeholders
Experience using JIRA and Confluence
Experience with working in agile software development environments
Self-motivated, detail oriented, responsible team player able to work independently with minimal daily direction; effective/efficient written/verbal communication skills in fast paced, collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications:

Experience supporting the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), the Intelligence Community (IC), intelligence production, etc.
Experience with DoD SW development acquisitions
Understanding of micro-services, IaaS, PaaS, system visualization, and/or hybrid cloud native capabilities/designs
Understanding of software programing languages like Python
Experience with DevSecOps and CI/CD pipelines
Understanding of Kubernetes, Docker, Istio, Helm, GitLab, Elastic, Tableau, cross domain solutions, and/or other related technologies
Experience as part of an agile software development project/program 
Experience in project management
Professional certifications in agile software development (e.g. Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Agile Leadership (CAL), etc....)
Professional certifications in systems engineering, IT, and/or project/program management (e.g. ITIL, PMP, DAU, etc.)

Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire).

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Our EEO Policy
Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Recruiting at email A member of the Recruiting team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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