Product Owner (Jr.) - U.S. Citizenship Required

Lafayette, LA

Product Owner (Jr.) - U.S. Citizenship Required

Category: Business Consulting, Strategy and Digital Transformation

Main location: United States, Louisiana, Lafayette

Position ID: J0524-0787

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI Federal has an exciting opportunity for a Jr. Product Owner. In support of DHS’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, the Product Owner will support a fast-paced development and implementation project using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to deliver cyber capabilities across multiple Federal agencies. As a Product Owner, you will be responsible for breaking-down the requirements/capabilities into epics and user stories, with detailed acceptance criteria and then own the feature acceptance at the iteration/sprint level. This position provides the opportunity to expand your horizons by collaborating with several Federal Agency teams and multiple cybersecurity levels and capabilities. We are seeking a candidate who has proven leadership skills, the ability to think critically and problem-solve, and a track-record of ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met.

This position is located in our Lafayette, LA office; however, a hybrid working model is acceptable. You will be required to be in our Lafayette, LA office two days per week.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Breakdown requirements and capabilities into user stories by collaborating with product management and cyber architect teams.

• Develop detailed acceptance criteria for each user story.

• Prioritize the iteration backlog by working with stakeholders, including product management.

• Participate actively in change control board meetings with an objective to drive the prioritization of backlog items at iteration level.

• Act as a proxy for product management in the scrum team(s) – providing day-to-day guidance to the team to meet the iteration objectives.

• Own acceptance of the user stories implemented in iterations.

• Provide technical inputs to teams that document the deployment, configuration and user guides.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a DHS Entry on Duty (EOD); ideal if candidate already has an active EOD.

• 2+ years of experience as a product owner role for an IT product or solution.

• Through knowledge of Agile methodologies.

• Experience in JIRA or ServiceNow for backlog management and prioritization.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills that help engage with stakeholders and scrum teams.

• High analytical skills in breaking-down capabilities into sizeable work chunks.

• General understanding of cybersecurity.

• Experience working with limited supervision.

• Experience contributing to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.

• Ability to build relationships with both CGI and client team members.

• Strong writing and verbal communication skills.

Desired qualifications/non-essential skills required:

• Scrum certification(s) with focus on SAFe.

• Knowledge of Infrastructure O&M, IT security, Data analytics.

• Some understanding of the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program (CDM).

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and license and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $61,000.00 - $150,200.00.





  • Analytical Thinking

  • Cyber

  • Product Owner

  • Solution Design

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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