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Agile Product Owner

Houston, TX, USA Req #79
Monday, May 6, 2019
DISA Global Solutions is a fast-paced, growing company focused on providing safety and compliance solutions, which include drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational health screening, transportation compliance, and safety and substance abuse training. We are headquartered in Houston, Texas with over 300 employees. DISA has specialized in promoting workplace health and safety for over 25 years and has a strong market presence in the energy and transportation sector. We are IT innovators and developed one of the most advanced platforms to support our clients’ access to data. DISA is highly committed to quality and service excellence.  

 DISA employees are offered a competitive pay and benefits package and a fun and exciting place to work. We have a collaborative and team-oriented culture with numerous opportunities of career advancement. We offer monthly appreciation events and strive to provide a learning environment where each employee is encouraged to participate in continuing education and training.

Company Overview: 
DISA Global Solutions is a fast-paced, growing company focused on providing safety and compliance solutions, which include drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational health screening, transportation compliance, and safety and substance abuse training. We are headquartered in Houston, Texas with over 700 employees. DISA has specialized in promoting workplace health and safety for over 25 years and has a strong market presence in the energy and transportation sector. We are IT innovators and developed one of the most advanced platforms to support our clients’ access to data. DISA is highly committed to quality and service excellence.


DISA employees are offered a competitive pay and benefits package and a fun and exciting place to work. We have a collaborative and team-oriented culture with numerous opportunities of career advancement. We offer monthly appreciation events and strive to provide a learning environment where each employee is encouraged to participate in continuing education and training.


Job Overview:
A hand-on leadership role for the IT Department focused on driving the rapid development of valuable new products and enhancements to existing products.  The Product Owner collaborates with the business, operations, customers, industry experts and cross-functional teams to define, justify, design and deliver solutions that drive business growth. 


A Day in the Life :

  • Effectively explain complex business processes to a variety of audiences
  • Act as the “true north for customer value” within a high-velocity agile product development team
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to elicit product requirements and understand priorities
  • Develop business cases for new products and significant product enhancements including identification of problem, proposed solution, market sizing, sales projection, costs, execution planning/management etc.
  • Develop and maintain the product roadmap and backlog by identifying and prioritizing necessary features 
  • Decompose product roadmap features into documented user stories (requirements) 
  • Provide support and clarify needs for the development teams to contribute to development, implementation, and performance of the new solution 
  • Review and accept user stories, participate in user acceptance testing and continuously orchestrate functional acceptance of valuable working software.
  • Collaborate with infrastructure and development teams to develop test scripts, test plan and support and coordinate user acceptance testing
  • Determine product success by measuring actual results of the release/product against the business case expectations
  • Maintain acute awareness of competitors’ product offerings and recommends product enhancements to keep DISA ahead of the market
  • Develop and maintain product documentation, product instructions and user guides, product metrics, sales and marketing content strategy
  • Coordinate with designers, developers and testers to created functional specifications
  • Ensure that the Scrum team verifies against the Done Definition, ensure the Done Definition adheres to quality standards 
  • Assist business teams with understanding the existing system capabilities, and features being delivered in a project as and when possible 


Our Ideal Candidate: 

  • Has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, management information systems, business administration or a related discipline
  • Has CSPO/CSM certification
  • Has demonstrated ability to exert influence and deliver on capabilities without having direct control over all participating resources
  • Has experience with agile project management tools such as VersionOne, JIRA, TFS, Confluence, Rally or equivalent
  • Has proven ability to lead a team using new technology and positive leadership skills
  • Has the ability to interact with both business/operations and IT teams
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills


EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability 

DISA is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Houston, TX, USA