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*filled* NASA Goddard Project Manager on EOSDIS EED-2


ASAP - 9/30/21

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Red Canyon is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, goal driven Project Manager with a background in Systems Engineering on the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development 2 (EED-2) program for Raytheon. The work may be performed remotely or on-site at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Maryland.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Work directly with various internal and external stakeholders, including senior staff and department managers, as well as with focused development teams to define new features and ensure successful translation of those requirements into high-quality product deliverables
2. Decompose features into user stories for development teams to implement
3. Define and document acceptance criteria for each user story
4. Ensure traceability between features and user stories
5. Ongoing backlog grooming to get the user stories to a 'Ready' state for development teams and to ensure that stories, bugs and enhancements are correctly prioritized to deliver value quickly to end users
6. Act as a recognized voice of the customer to the team, on behalf of the business. Represent the business with the ability to prioritize tradeoffs, clarify requirements, and work to drive user stories to acceptance throughout the Agile software development lifecycle
7. Participate in sprint planning, demos, and retrospective meetings and provide feedback to the teams
8. Answer questions identified during sprint planning sessions and daily scrum
9. Formally accept the user stories once all acceptance criteria are met and demonstrated
10. Display a practical understanding of agile principles and practices
11. Develop a deep understanding of the customer and product needs
12. Review test cases against user stories' acceptance criteria
13. Ensure that all goals and milestones have been met
14. Verify value was provided to the business

Required Skills:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Systems Engineering or 8 years of relevant experience
2. 5 years of experience with Project Management, Systems Engineering and / or Business Analysis
3. Experience in working directly with customers and/or end-users to assess pain points, derive requirements and understand priorities
4. Experience in developing requirements and user stories
5. Experience driving teams and management to decisions and obtaining difficult information and answers
6. Experience systematically analyzing problems, drawing relevant conclusions, and devising appropriate courses of action
7. Experience in working with cross functional teams in an Agile / Scrum work environment as a Product Owner: writing user stories, and following the development process through user story acceptance
8. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to effectively break down barriers to maintain progress on initiatives
• Diplomatic with strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication with both technical and business audiences
• Demonstrate strategic thinking by using appropriate information to diagnose problems, identify possible solutions and collaborate with impacted groups to drive decisions
• Self-directed and able to drive detailed solutions to completion with minimal oversight
• Knowledge of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
• Ability to diagram solutions (UML, DODAF, or other)
• Willingness to be hands-on with technology

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