Product Owner GitHub@IBM
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, US
Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Thank you for your interest.
This role is located ONSITE (after covid) in RTP,NC.
There is no relocation offered and no remote option (post covid).
Toolbox@IBM is part of the IBM CIO organization that is transforming the way IBM works. We make it possible for IBMers to use the best tools in the world which support modern practices. We are dedicated to driving positive culture change throughout the company by providing tools and tool automations that make it easier for IBMers to do higher value work.
We focus on providing a world- class user experience for IBMers and we treat security as a fundamental aspect of this user experience. And we use the latest techniques, practices, and technology in the industry in order to successfully host large scale mission critical infrastructure. We strive to keep learning and improving, and we work to share the knowledge we have learned throughout IBM.
We cultivate an open, healthy, diverse, and engaging work environment where team members are continuously gaining new skills which align with individual interests.
Role & Responsibilities
We looking for a product owner to take responsibility for GitHub@IBM. IBM’s GitHub Enterprise Server cluster is the largest instance of GitHub Enterprise Server in the world, and is part of the core development workflow for more than 70,000 IBMers. GitHub@IBM has transformed software development at IBM; however there is much more work to be done and much value yet to be unlocked. We are looking for someone to embrace and drive strategic opportunities, including how to enable inner-source and other key development transformation initiatives.
This role involves:
● Designing and articulating a short-term and long-term strategy for GitHub@IBM.
● Being accountable for the overall user experience and financial posture
● Leveraging data analytics and other sources of user research to understand the variety of GitHub user personas and their needs and the opportunities these represent.
● Understanding technical limitations and constraints and interrupts that the technical squad is dealing with
● Managing risks
● Working with the technical team to align on business goals & strategy
● Manage the prioritized backlog of stories & epics
● Macro planning and estimation
● Managing vendor relationships, ensuring that our vendors understand IBMs needs and challenges, and maintaining a positive partnership with the vendor.
Successful candidates are:
● Outcome driven and dedicated to providing first-class user experiences
● Have ability to think about systems as complex interconnections of humans and technology
● Have ability to elicit multiple diverse perspectives, offer constructive criticism, and to commit to a decision
● Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
● Possess a growth mindset
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
5-7 plus years of industry experience
Demonstrated experience in Agile methodologies and principles
Demonstrated experience in Design Thinking
Minimum 1 year experience in an Agile team
Minimum 2 plus years’ experience as a software developer
Minimum 2+ years’ experience using GitHub
Minimum 2+ years’ experience with DevOps practices (Continuous Integration/Delivery/Monitoring/etc)
Demonstrated experience in security, compliance, and risk management
Minimum 1 plus year Project Management experience
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Product Owner, Product Manager, or Offering Manager experience
Demonstrated experience with Jupyter notebooks and the Python pandas framework
About Business Unit
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
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IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.
Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.