Leidos is seeking an Product Owner Intern in the Charlottesville, VA or Newport News, VA for the Summer of 2022.
Come put your product skills into action! The Leidos Defense Group has openings for talented interns to come work in one of our state of the art facilities in Charlottesville, VA or Newport News, VA (applicant’s preference). During your internship, you will support and guide the definition, implementation, and delivery of programs focused on modernizing a variety of software systems. The selected candidate will leverage their skills to provide oversight, guidance, management support, and other related duties in one or more phases of software systems development, system integration, or system sustainment.
An Intern Project Owner is accountable for managing the product backlog for software projects and in that capacity must perform the following activities:
•Translate often confusing, incomplete, or contradictory requirements into a clear, concise, and consolidated product backlog.
•Clearly define and prioritize product backlog items, including establishing acceptance criteria in close collaboration with external and internal project stakeholders.
•Ensure the product backlog is visible and transparent so stakeholders can easily understand what the project team is developing now and will develop in the future.
•Communicate with the development team(s) to ensure a consistent and unambiguous understanding of all items in the product backlog so that implementation meets the intent of each requirement.
•Assist in system architecting, trade-off analyses, development of detailed design artifacts, defining the project’s test and delivery strategy, and supporting the project manager.
•Draft and maintain the necessary engineering plans, processes, and procedures to communicate engineering processes with internal and external program stakeholders.
-Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a 3.0 GPA.
-Experience with high-level software system design and development of design artifacts.
-Excellent problem solving and analysis skills, including the ability to logically create structure and order from unstructured inputs.
-Self-starter that is able to work independently while possessing the communication skills to work collaboratively with software development teams and external customers.
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
-Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.
-Must be a U.S. Citizen.
-Must be able to relocate to the Charlottesville, VA area for the Summer of 2022.
-Familiarity with Agile software management and continuous integration and continuous delivery practices.
-Familiarity with system requirements management, including requirements gathering and decomposition.
-Familiarity with Agile software management tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket.
-Local candidates preferred however potential telecommuting may be acceptable.
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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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