NSST Software Product Owner

Clearance Level
Software Development
Orlando, Florida

REQ#: RQ128232

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Join General Dynamics IT and be a part of a team that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. We are searching for a Software Product Owner with special qualifications to support the Navigation, Seamanship, and Ship-handling Trainer (NSST) program in Orlando, FL.

The NSST is a computerized bridge simulator that allows Sailors to practice ship handling, navigation, and visual information skills in a controlled environment.

As the NSST Product Owner, you are responsible for the following duties:

  • Collaborating with prospective users and clients to understand and anticipate their needs and translate them into product requirements
  • Defining the vision for the team’s product
  • Creating a product road map based on this vision
  • Managing the product backlog and prioritizing them based on changing requirements
  • Overseeing all stages of product creation including design and development
  • Developing user stories
  • Monitoring and evaluating product progress at each stage of the process
  • Liaising with the product team and end-users to deliver updates
  • Participating in Scrum meetings and product sprints

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Translating features into user stories with acceptance criteria within the backlog and managing ranking and prioritizing this backlog so that it is reflective of stakeholder requirements and priorities.
  • Final testing and acceptance of the user stories supporting the features.
  • Collaborate with team(s) to discover and deliver the best solution to the market problem(s) presented by the Product Manager (business).
  • Works with the business to understand, rank and prioritize business needs and plan solutions to ensure that each release provides business value to end users sales and marketing.
  • Manage the solution concept development process to ensure the product team understand the direction and vision. Create and maintain regularly the solution vision roadmap and backlog of work through the project's life cycle.
  • Serve as the Product Management (business) proxy and decision point to represent the stakeholders in the project.
  • Effectively communicate to the team the stakeholder needs so the teams delivery meets both contractual requirements and established acceptance criteria including expected quality and performance, and to complete various work management activities according to defined service level commitments and process compliancy guidelines.
  • Reviews and accepts/rejects results both during a Sprint and in the Sprint review.
  • Attends sprint ceremonies and is available to team during the sprint for clarifications and acceptance of user stories.
  • Creates and/or inputs into a projects release plan.
  • Presents work to team from Team Backlog during Sprint Planning for acceptance by the Team in a Sprint negotiates Sprint goals with the Team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • 10+ years of full life-cycle software development experience
  • Strong experience writing business/functional requirements
  • Experience implementing Agile methodologies and attending Sprint activities
  • US citizenship; must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leading SAFe (SA) certification, CSPO or equivalent (Certified Scrum Product Owner) and/or SPO/PM (SAFE Product Owner/Product Manager) strongly preferred.


  • Excellent customizable health benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible work week
  • Educational Assistance and eLearning
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to employee advancement
  • Rewards and Recognition programs
  • Innovative and collaborative environment encouraging of highly motivated critical thinking

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.