Praxis Engineering is hiring an

Agile Product Owner

Fort Meade, United States
Full-Time

 

Agile Product Owner

We have an immediate need for an Agile Product Owner to provide support to IT systems including the day-to-day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.   

What will you be doing:

The responsibilities of this role include leading innovative solutions for the future, overseeing the high-assurance project from start to finish, managing and motivating the entire team, and communicating/collaborating with our broader platform team and executive leadership. An Agile Product Owner is responsible for defining and maintaining the structure of the high-assurance solution by making sure that the product and the Product Increments meet functional, security, and performance requirements. The Agile Product Owner helps one or more Agile team(s) work together in an Agile fashion such that they jointly own the solution, and make and keep commitments. They will also assist in developing and maintaining agile project artifacts including product backlog and planning artifacts.

What will you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a technical degree. Five (5) years of additional experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven experience as a system/software security engineer
  • Proven experience in agile system/software development
  • Software development experience in one of the following core languages: Java, Javascript, C/C++, Go, Rust, Python
  • Experience with web-related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, and Service Oriented Architectures) and network/web-related protocols
  • Good leadership, decision-making, and organization skills
  • Good working knowledge of project estimation techniques
  • Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of techniques, standards, and state-of-the-art capabilities for authentication and authorization, applied cryptography, security vulnerabilities, and Remediation
  • Experience profiling open standards ( IETF, W3C, etc. ) for specific security requirements
  • Interest in all aspects of security research and development
  • Experience building and validating security mechanisms in software and systems
  • Familiarity with Security Software Development Lifecycles
  • Familiarity with FIPS and NIST 800 Series Security Requirements and Specifications
  • Clearance: Must have an active TS/SCI with an appropriate Polygraph

 

 

Who are we?
Praxis Engineering* was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Annapolis Junction MD - with growing offices in Chantilly VA and Aberdeen MD.

Praxis Engineering is a consulting, product, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and system engineering technologies to solve complex problems. 

With over 300 employees supporting more than 50 contracts, Praxis brings together world class engineers with proven engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies and proven agile management approaches to create high value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their most critical business and mission objectives.  

*Praxis Engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics IT.

Why Praxis?
 
We are focused on continual learning and evolution. We don’t do things because “that’s the way we’ve always done things”; we listen to our employees and adapt to the changing marketplace.   We look at the big picture and encourage our engineers to get training and certifications in emerging technologies that will help shape our customer’s mission.  We've been profitable year after year.  We're always on the lookout for great engineers to join the team and we recognize that our employees are the heart and soul of what we do.   We focus on recruiting talented people, treating them right, and then allowing them to do what they do best.  No red tape. No micromanagement.  Smart people want to work with smart people, and we love people who are passionate about what they do, and finding ways to do it better.

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Benefits

  • Attractive total compensation package to include competitive salary and medical benefits with an option for FREE employee HSA medical plan!
  • Office perks such as free soft drinks and snacks (both healthy and not-so-healthy)
  • Praxis swag (annual gift certificate to purchase top brand Praxis apparel)
  • 401k contribution/match: combination of profit share/contribution (3.5%) and employer match (up to 4.5%) for a total of 8%.
  • Annual bonus plan
  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off + 10 holidays + comp time eligibility. (30+ days of leave to start!)
    • We reward longevity! On your 5th work anniversary – you will receive an additional week of PTO to 5 weeks of PTO. Making it 35+ days of leave altogether!
    • On your 10th work anniversary – you will receive an additional week of PTO to 6 weeks of PTO. Making it 40+ days of leave altogether!
    • At any time, your unused PTO can be traded in for $$$!
  • Carryover a max of 380hours of leave from year to year. You can choose to have a sabbatical one year or trade in your unused PTO for something nice!
  • Training is a priority! Take advantage of our endless in-house training opportunities - or seek out vendor offered (paid) training opportunities like conferences, certification courses and seminars. 
    • Conferences (recently attended by Praxis employees): AWS Summit, IoT World, Black Hat and DefCon.
    • Training & Certifications: Splunk, AWS, Big Data/Cloudera, VMWare, Scrum Master...the list of certifications goes on and on!
    • Praxis University: Cyber Research, Data Analytics, IoT, AWS and RedHat course offerings and hands-on training.
  • We truly believe the right work-life balance can exist, and it's here at Praxis. Our work is extremely important, but your job is just a part of who you are. When you enjoy your life outside of our walls, you're at your best the next time you walk through our doors. We do all we can to assure that happens every day.

Praxis Engineering provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other protected class.

 

 

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