Analytics Project Manager/Product Owner

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11-09-2017

Analytics Project Manager/Product Owner

Onyx Government Services, LLC., is a Service-Disable Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. We specialize in data management, integration, and analysis solutions to provide decision-ready information to Command and Control (C2) and Decision Support Systems.  We have demonstrated expertise in the field of Information Technology, database & COTS integration, and custom software development. Onyx pairs subject matter and functional experts with developers to provide high quality, tailored solutions. In support of our various efforts, we have developed the Onyx Data Management Toolkit, a combination of Agile Development principles, COTS Integration, and custom software, to deliver flexible, cost-effective solutions to a variety of Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement agencies.

Job Description

Onyx Government Service is seeking a Project Manager to join our team in support of Federal data management and Advanced Analytics projects. This individual will be working as a Product Owner in an agile environment and responsible for Portfolio Management and development of Product backlog optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs.  The successful candidate will be involved in:
•    Oversees the portfolio of backlogs and current tasks with a focus on Demand (Work Intake) Management, Portfolio Management, Program Management, and Results Management.
•    Works with Office of Analytics’ leadership and stakeholders in planning their roadmaps on a continuous cadence
•    Builds and Owns Clearly expressing Product Backlog items
•    Optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs
•    Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions
•    Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum Team will work on next
•    Accountable for gathering progress, risks, and issues across the TTB initiatives and frames them in a manner that allows action to be taken by the appropriate stakeholders (often Senior Leadership, but also Program Managers and SMEs)
•    Facilitates organizational sprint retrospectives and assists stakeholders with sprint reviews and sprint planning meetings
•    Works closely with the Agile Center Of Excellence, providing feedback on processes, policies, procedures, training, and tooling changes to better support the enterprise Agile transformation
•    Participates in Agile communities of practices
•    Provides insight and recommendations to advance the Agile transformation roadmap, focusing on the Portfolio level
•    Analyze, provide recommendations, and help implement changes to budgeting, reporting, work intake, and planning to ensure processes support Lean and Agile principles
•    Builds a trusting and safe environment where challenges can be raised in an objective manner with a focus on problem solving
•    Proposes solutions to problems and challenges, raising them up effectively to appropriate parties for resolution
•    Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution


  • 7+ years of IT or Analytics or Business Intelligence experience including both project management and operations of software systems
  • Solid understanding of Enterprise Data Warehouse architecture.
  • 4+ years of data analytics experience using SAS
  • At least 1 year of experience using Tableau in the client server environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience applying knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of project and/or product life-cycle activities in order to meet the requirements for software projects and process improvement initiatives
  • 4+ years of Agile experience
  • Ability to plan and organize events and outcomes at an organizational level (above projects and products)
  • Demonstrates competencies and skills related to servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills, including strong PowerPoint and other visualization tool skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to independently prepare and distribute important communication to various audiences; ability to provide appropriate context tailored for each audience
  • Proven experience managing and executing organizational change
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills; must be able to develop and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of teams and leaders
  • Strong Scrum Master skills
  • JIRA project and portfolio expertise
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
    MUST have a CURRENT Public Trust clearance in order to be considered
Melissa Lewellyn
Principal Recruiter
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