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


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


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).


  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cyber
  • Product Owner
  • Solution Design

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: May 28, 2024
Application Deadline: July 29, 2024
Job Type: Full-time