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Job #: R-00083800
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Maritime division has an opening for a Product Owner for our Agile software team. This team works on software for autonomous vessels, sensors, and other systems in the maritime environment. The candidate will be joining an existing product owner team, and will collaborate with them, other Agile team members, and management. They will share responsibility for building and maintaining a product backlog across several efforts from customer requirements.

Effective communication skills and the ability to break complex problems into pieces are the key to this position. A successful candidate will have demonstrated these skills through prior work in a software environment. They will need to build understanding of industry and program specific terms. Understanding of technical concepts and an ability to work with unfamiliar ideas important for this role. The Product Owner will have to take things that aren’t well defined, and work with the team to understand what is important.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Attending daily stand-up meetings, identifying and helping resolve issues
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders, including regular status meetings
  • Working with systems engineers to elicit requirements and use them to construct a product backlog
  • Working together to build technical solutions to complex problems, through collaboration with subject matter experts and other stakeholders
  • Performing review of Agile team member outputs, including verifying testing and quality assurance
  • Planning integration and test events

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience helping to lead an Agile process based on Scrum
  • Experience tracking project backlogs or requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both through formal presentations and informal discussions, with customers and management
  • Ability to build and track to release plans, and to manage issues with them in execution.
  • BS in a software related field and 4 – 8 years of prior Agile software development experience, or relevant Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Agile certifications, such as a PMI-Agile, or CSPO
  • Work in a maritime or defense environment
  • Familiarity with AI concepts
  • Experience working with a team using DevSecOps and other modern software approaches
  • Understanding of Microsoft Project and Atlassian JIRA

External Referral Eligible

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

Covid Guidance

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. 

About Leidos

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 43,000 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

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