General Dynamics Information Technology is seeking a detail oriented, customer-focused, and motivated Product Delivery Manager with strong communication skills that is interested in becoming part of our FDA team supporting our customers with their critical mission needs. The Product Delivery Manager is a customer-facing role that works directly with some of our most distinguished customers. You will work closely with stakeholders and other product management teams nurturing long-lasting relationships and exceeding customer expectations. You’ll be part of an agile delivery team, focused on providing high value features to our customers as they modernize both their processes and the IT implementation to support them. The individual will serve as the primary point of contact for the team, working closely with the FDA Product Owner and the larger integrated project team.
Guide project meetings and other client engagements to meet customer expectations
Participate and lead customer-facing communication, reporting on sprint progress, burn down, velocity, and story points
Prepare and deliver frequent updates, maintaining positive customer relationships and ensuring a positive customer journey
Prepare status updates with key milestones and deliverables, next steps, risks, and project timeline
Manage timeline and scope ensuring customer expectations are met
Communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully and resolve or escalate issues in a timely fashion
Understand and validates the details of deliverables as provided by project resources
Work with the implementation team to develop releases plans and ensure product backlogs are well-groomed, prioritized and visible to all the stakeholders
Assist team to become self-organizing and self-managing to achieve its goals
Ensure the team’s “definition of done” is well defined on the story, sprint, and release levels
Be part of a continuous improvement mindset and recommend adjustments to established delivery practices
Participate in Scrum meetings to represent Product Owner and ensure cross-team collaboration and coordination of release plans
Communicate effectively with large and small project teams consisting of both technical and non-technical project stakeholders to set and manage client expectations and timelines throughout the project
Provide transparency to senior leadership and work with design, development, information security, and other product management teams
Develop product roadmap with external stakeholders
Manage product development using agile best practices
Oversee analysis and documentation of customer’s business requirements and processes
Oversee planning and design of business processes; assist in formulating recommendations to improve and support business activities.
Assist in the research and assessment of business goals, objectives and needs to align information technology solutions with business initiatives
Participate in testing activities such as functional testing and user acceptance testing (UAT).
What You’ll Need:
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Experience working in an scrum-agile environment
Experience managing projects with multiple key stakeholders
Experience managing multi-system projects and self-organized, cross-functional project teams in a matrixed environment
Familiar with Agile values, principles, processes, and methods such as iterative and incremental development, burn down, continuous integration, test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, code refactoring, pair programming, and/or Scrum ceremonies
Knowledge of JIRA
Excellent power point and presentation skills
Desired Skills and Experience:
PMP certification and Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner)
3+ years agile team facilitation experience (e.g. Scrum Master, Agile Facilitator etc.)
Attribute for Success:
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Energetic, goal oriented, proactive, innovative, hardworking, and patient
What GDIT Can Offer You:
Full-flex work week
401K with company match
Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
Ability to make a real impact on the world around you
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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.
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