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Business Analyst

Marathon TS
Scott Air Force Base, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $90,000 to $100,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental,
Job Description

Marathon TS seeking a full-time Product Owner (aka Business Analyst) to serve as the voice of the customer as part of an agile team developing advanced web applications. These applications are used for mission planning and re-planning for the Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) and Department of Defense U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), so familiarity with these subject areas is very helpful. The role of the Product Owner (PO) is to regularly interact with the customer and the development team(s) to determine, document, and verify that end user needs and requirements are being fulfilled as part of the development process. This can include innovative and out-of-the-box thinking to improve the user experience. The PO will also serve as the face of the team for demonstrations and design reviews.


Job Description


The Product Owner will be assigned as a member of our Requirements Team (Advanced Backlog Grooming group) and report to the Requirements Manager. The Product Owner will be integrated into a development or sustainment team implementing Agile methodologies to create web application functionality, where the PO serves as the subject matter expert. The PO understands the functional goals and requirements of the web application features under development or sustainment and fulfills the role of representing the customer in ensuring these are met. In order to achieve this, the PO grasps how the end user applies the software in an operational environment or setting; so, familiarity with the mission operations of AMC and/or USTRANSCOM and how the applications would be used in a business context is very useful. The PO interacts regularly with program leadership to provide updates on achievements, obstacles, risks, and other issues related to overall program success. Other responsibilities include working with developers, test engineers, other POs, technical writers, and other support team members to fulfill program requirements.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Formulate and define system scope and objectives to meet business requirements and customer objectives
  • Support feature grooming sessions based on prioritized backlog of items
  • Based on customer-provided priorities, groom features for development and/or sustainment team assignment.
  • "Own” the Acceptance Criteria of product features after they have been assigned to the development and/or sustainment team.
  • With input from requirements management team, end user representatives, Solution Architect, and stakeholders, build and edit user stories, defects, and enablers.
  • Collaborate with the development and/or sustainment team to create and detail stories that sufficiently address all the Acceptance Criteria in the assigned feature and ensure acceptance tests are written.
  • Prioritize user stories in the "Team Backlog” to streamline the execution of program priorities.
  • Maintain the conceptual and technical integrity of user stories and each component within a user story.
  • Provide quality control by being the only team member empowered to accept stories as "Done” and ready for presentation for Government acceptance.
  • Ensure the creation of mockups and other visuals to demonstrate development functionality and capabilities
  • Serve as the liaison between requirements team, stakeholders, and development and/or sustainment teams.
  • Work with project managers, developers, test engineers, customer representatives, and end users to ensure the web application design and functionality meets business requirements and expectations.
  • Analyze future development for blockers and enablers.
  • Assist in preparation of technical reports, presentations, user guides and other documents as required or requested.
  • Participate in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) ceremonies as required to demonstrate capabilities developed by the team and user story completion for Government acceptance.
  • Represent the development and/or sustainment team during VIP demonstrations, design reviews, etc.,
  • Review and re-prioritize the team backlog as part of the preparation work for Iteration Planning to include coordinating with other members of Requirements Team and other Product Owners based on dependencies and program reprioritizations.
  • Provide the conduit for information flow...facilitating the expeditious response to queries during execution of the Product Increment Plan.
  • Maintain familiarity with all applicable program development direction(s) and changes.
  • Establish and maintain relationships outside of the team to include other POs, business partners, mission partners and end users.
  • Participate in team retrospectives as the member responsible for requirements.
  • Participate in meetings as required to facilitate the continuous release of value-added solutions for requirements.




Qualified Candidates will have:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or science field)
  • Familiarity with web-based technology.
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies.
  • An active SECRET security clearance or ability to obtain one. U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Thorough understanding of AMC, USTRANSCOM and/or DoD business systems and industry requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly present information in oral and written format.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate complex situations to develop helpful solutions, including innovative approaches.
  • The ability to contribute to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.


Preferred Candidates should have:


  • Familiarity with software development as well as the software development and sustainment lifecycle.
  • Interpersonal skills to relate to both team members and customers.
  • Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office applications to include Teams.

Marathon TS is committed to the development of a creative, diverse and inclusive work environment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Marathon TS will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Marathon TS does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status ").

Company Description
Marathon TS provides a full range of professional services for clients that require support from professionals with specialized skills and experience in a specific technical area or subject matter. Marathon TS also provides IT solutions, including strategy, operations, transformation and mission support.

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Marathon TS provides a full range of professional services for clients that require support from professionals with specialized skills and experience in a specific technical area or subject matter. Marathon TS also provides IT solutions, including strategy, operations, transformation and mission support.


Scott Air Force Base, IL
62225 USA



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