Product Owner

Fort Collins, CO

About the job

ASRC Federal Highland Technology is seeking a Product Owner (Software Development) to lead one of our many agile teams from a product perspective to develop and deliver complex custom software–including COTS integration–in an enterprise-class web application environment.


  • Works closely with Government Subject Matter Experts and Product Managers to break Features down into Stories for the development team
  • Collaborates with other teams and ARTs and the Solution Managers, and with fellow Product Owners and Architects to deliver complete solutions
  • Coordinates with the team Scrum Master and the agile development Team to refine stories
  • Builds, owns, maintains, and prioritizes the team backlog of stories, defects, and enablers
  • Represents the voice of the customer to the development team
  • Understands and customer needs
  • Accepts completed stories
  • Understands and supports the greater solution, business context, and user perspectives
  • Leads story refinement at PI Planning and Iteration Planning
  • Work with Architects to understand enabler work
  • Participates in demos and inspect and adapt events


  • Join a mission that supports the conservation of our natural resources and provides an innovative and collaborative working environment. ASRC Federal offers an excellent salary and benefits package that includes certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement and matching 401k with immediate vesting.
  • Bachelor’s degree — Computer Science or Technical Journalism preferred
  • At least 3 years’ experience supporting software/hardware development efforts
  • 7 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree would be acceptable, especially if the experience is multi-functional (i.e., operations and development)
  • Product Owner certification
  • Knowledge and experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to concisely describe business requirements
  • Experience with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools such as JIRA, Version One, Rational, or Rally
  • Ability to use a variety of software to facilitate the organization, presentation, communication, and refinement of work (examples include Rational, JIRA, Confluence, Miro, Visio, and Microsoft Office)
  • Experience writing and splitting features and stories
  • Familiarity with web-based software: .NET, C#, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, Core Services
  • Familiarity with the logic of databases
  • Understanding of user interfaces and most common approaches found in GUIs
  • Presentation of requirements findings and mockups for review with sponsors and end users
  • Successful candidate is subject to a background investigation by the government and must be able to meet the requirements to hold a position of public trust.

Desired Skills

  • Experience communicating with a wide range of personnel at all levels of an organization including business sponsors and executives, sales and marketing, Scrum Masters, managers, development teams, and end users
  • Solid understanding of Agile development methodologies
  • Familiarity with integrating COTS and custom software as part of an enterprise software solution (Experience with SAS, SAP, Salesforce, or Pega preferred)
  • Willingness to assist with in development testing

We invest in the lives of our employees, both in and out of the workplace, by providing competitive pay and benefits packages. This position is offering a pay range of $93,174 – $110,000 depending on experience, seniority, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. Benefits offered may include health care, dental, vision, life insurance; 401(k); education assistance, paid time off including PTO, holidays, and any other paid leave required by law.

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.