Product Owner (Hybrid) - 17946

Date: Apr 14, 2024

Location: Columbia, MD, Maryland, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Enlighten, honored as a Top Workplace from the Baltimore Sun, is a leader in big data solution development and deployment, with expertise in cloud-based services, software and systems engineering, cyber capabilities, and data science. Enlighten provides continued innovation and proactivity in meeting our customers’ greatest challenges. 

We recognize that the most effective environment for your projects doesn’t always look the same. Our hybrid work approach ensures that you can make lasting relationships with your team and collaborate in-person to get the job done—while having the flexibility to work from home when needed to achieve focused results. 
Why Enlighten?
At Enlighten, our team’s unwavering work ethic, top talent and celebration of innovative ideas have helped us thrive. We know that our employees are essential to our company’s success, so we seek to take care of you as much as you take care of us. Here are a few highlights of our benefits package:
•    100% paid employee premium for healthcare, vision and dental plans.
•    10% 401k benefit. 
•    Generous PTO + 10 paid holidays.
•    Education/training allowances.

Job Description

Enlighten is looking for an experienced Product Owner to directly support operations and assist in growth strategy with special emphasis on U.S. Space Force (USSF). Will help provide some project management and DevSecOps support from which organic growth is desired. Will also assist in training and adoption of various analytics and applications developed for cyber operations on the government owned Big Data Platform (BDP). Will require up to 50% CONUS travel and, sometimes on short notice. OCONUS travel as necessary. Role will be hybrid otherwise with some on-site customer interaction. 


#Mid-Senior Level

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Establish, foster and strengthen relationships between company and targeted government customers.
  • Function as the lead for either data or analytic operations and work to integrate production capabilities directly into the customers daily operations.
  • Function as the SME for Space Force operational BDP capabilities and work to operationalize capabilities into the customers daily operations. Provide excellent technical support to USSF users of the Air Force BDP and its applications. Answer user questions and troubleshoot issues related to the platform.
  • Responsible for understanding our technology / capabilities and championing accordingly.
  • Provide company leadership updates on the project status, key customer engagements and overall assessment of the government's direction and adoption of capabilities.
  • Work with the Enlighten’s Customer Experience Group (CEG) to develop and implement development plans, operational roadmaps, and action plans for identified communities of interest.
  • Expand future opportunities by working with existing customers. Help the USSF project lead identify new market opportunities and target markets. Document and maintain opportunities in the company's CEG pipeline tools.
  • Develop customer relationships and maintain updated knowledge of customer plans, programs, and general market intelligence.
  • Develop an external network of solution partners and providers.
  • Collaborate with internal marketing and engineering departments.
  • Own the customer experience success from start to finish. Work closely with company development and engineer teams to ensure DevSecOps pipeline delivery dates track with customer targets and timelines.
  • Act as the focal point to pushing capabilities out to the customer. Ensure the customer is fully aware of relevant DevSecOps pipeline touchpoints to ensure acceptance of new updates, features or capabilities.
  • Travel may be required up to 50% of the time sometimes on short notice. Work is hybrid otherwise with some on-site customer interaction. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Security Clearance: A current Top Secret clearance is required; U.S. Citizenship required. 
  • 9+ years in DoD cyber, agile development, and/or big data with a B.A. in Business, a technical field, or related; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.
  • Must have prior government or military experience with any of the following organizations: MARFORCYBER, DCSA, DISA, Army Cyber, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Air Force (AFCYBER), or 10TH Fleet / Navy Cyber.
  • Experience directly managing complex technical projects and or programs.
  • Understands budget practices and acquisitions shop with the organizations or has relationships with people who do.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with others. Ability to speak in a public forum.  
  • Excellent interviewing skills including active listening and empathy.
  • Will participate in the full lifecycle of Business Development, including proposal support, staffing, opportunity identification, bid / no-bid analysis, RFI / Market Responses, etc.
  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%, sometimes on short notice CONUS to Colorado Springs, CO. OCONUS travel as necessary. 
  • Ability to work a hybrid role with some time on-site with the customer and team. 

Preferred Requirements

  • DoD 8140 / 8570 compliance certifications may be required in this position as directed by the customer.
  • Experience with Software Engineering, Cloud Technologies and Cyber Security.
  • Technical background strong enough to determine system requirements and work closely with engineering and management to ensure accurate design and estimating would be an asset, but not required.
  • Any previous BDP experience is a huge plus.

We have many more additional great benefits/perks that you can find on our website at []. 
Enlighten, an HII Company, is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans and Disabled Employer. U.S. citizenship may be required for certain positions. HII Is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force.