SCRUM Product Owner

Esterline   •  

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Industry: Transportation


Not Specified years

Posted 79 days ago

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We are seeking a talented Certified Product Owner to join our exciting team in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. This position is responsible for prioritizing the product backlog and guide the delivery of incremental software / hardware components by the development team. The product consists of a highly complex multi-level secure inter-communication systems supporting various military platforms. The team is experienced and needs a solid Product Owner to support its Agile/SCRUM transition.

We operate in a regulated industry delivering safety and mission critical software on embedded platforms, providing a unique challenge to traditional SCRUM Teams and SCRUM Team Roles.

Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Take lead of SCRUM team(s) as the Product Owner.
  • Providing vision and direction to the Agile/SCRUM development team(s) and stakeholders throughout the project.
  • Works with stakeholders and team members to support the product backlog, delivery of functionality on a sprint by sprint basis, supporting demos and coordinating between the Chief Product Owner, stakeholders and the development team.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to work through complex concepts/data and present well thought-out, simple solutions.
  • Participates in Project Backlog Refinement, Daily SCRUM, Sprint Planning, Sprint review and Sprint Retrospective meetings.
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product.
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy.
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories.
  • Work closely with Product Management and Chief Product Owner to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, leadership, budgeting and time management skills.
  • Lead the product/project release planning and set expectations for delivery of new functionality, potentially shippable features on a sprint by sprint basis.
  • Keep abreast with Agile/SCRUM best practices and new trends.
  • Operates as a full-time, on-site presence in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
  • Act as part project manager, part product manager, and part business analyst

Preferred Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Working technical knowledge of the product (software, hardware, and firmware) development process - design, development, test, and deployment.
  • 1 to 3 or more years of experience as a SCRUM Product Owner in a professional development environment, preferably working with a team developing embedded software & hardware/firmware in a regulated industry.
  • 3 to 5 or more years of experience as a software/hardware or systems engineering professional.
  • System Level Architecture experience a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile principles and practices.
  • Understanding of basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Experience successfully delivering technical solutions on an aggressive schedule.
  • Any of the following certifications are desirable:
    • Certified Product Owner (CPO)
    • Advanced Certified Product Owner (A-CPO)
    • Certified SCRUM Professional (CSP-SM)


  • Bachelor of Science or higher in any of the following fields strongly preferred:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Software Engineering
    • Systems Engineering
  • Alternate degrees or other levels of education will be considered.

Compensation and Benefits:
Join us on our pursuit to excellence as a leader in the Engineering Services market and you’ll also receive competitive compensation which includes a salary, plus bonus and an attractive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, 401(K), career development/tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and more!