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Capability Owner, Director at Educational Testing Service

Capability Owner, Director

Educational Testing Service Trenton, NJ Full-Time
**Job Descriptions:**

Position Summary

Understands market needs and transforms these into features and user stories, conducts work prioritization and manages sprints & development of new features / capabilities for a product line of larger size and/or complexity.

Required Experience:


Capability Development

+ Responsible for the development of new capabilities and extensions of existing capabilities (from capability initialization through launch and stabilization) for a product line of larger size and/or complexity

+ Establishes and monitors timelines and costs consistent with development methodology; uses agile methodology for completing work tasks, as required

+ Recommends and manages capability development methodology (e.g. agile vs. waterfall)

+ Creates and approves user stories / capability features that satisfy customer needs; plans sprint activities and is responsible for managing the backlog of capabilities / services

+ Collaborates with Product Managers and provides rapid response to questions that may arise during the development cycle

+ Leads cross-functional capability development to support successful/timely releases

+ Oversees performance against success criteria, including customer perspective and UAT/OT

+ Leads the daily meetings, planning sessions and retrospectives

+ Acts as advocate for customer needs throughout the development process

+ Provides input into, clarify requirements and constraints to enable the solution design process

+ Balances capability needs with enterprise needs (e.g., use of shared services in the capability solution)

Requirement Management

+ Collaborates with IT and other areas in ETS (and/or external parties) to define the development needs/requirements; identifies stages, and approach to development

+ Tracks and manages capability development to ensure alignment with established capability requirements and market / user feedback

+ Modifies/changes capability features and requirements in response to new information on markets/customers from Product Managers

+ Ensures cross-functional and operational requirements are considered, agreed with the Product Managers, and addressed as part of the development effort

Market Engagement

+ Establishes and maintains plan for user / market engagement in the development

+ Uses feedback from user engagement to adapt / modify requirements, features, prioritization of features, and capability performance

+ Tests market receptivity to assumptions of capability value and willingness to purchase

Capability Improvement

+ Responsible for ensuring quality standards established for capability are attained

+ Responsible for ensuring that capability features are consistent with customer needs

Financial Management

+ Sets and manages capability development timelines and costs

+ Work with FCEs to ensure that cost estimates are validated and that FCEs operate within expected costs

+ Tracks and reports on the implications of development decisions for the P&L of the operational capability, making the necessary business decisions to ensure the release of the MVP on time and on budget

+ Adheres to ethical standards and comply with the laws and regulations applicable to job function


+ Undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in related fields such as: Business, Information Technology, Process Engineering or other areas combined with relevant work experience is required

+ At least 7 years of combined experience in a combination of project management, consulting, Agile development or information technology (project management alone is insufficient)

+ Agile capability/product/service management experience

**COVID-19 Requirements**

**ETS requires all new hires to either certify that they have been fully vaccinated or request and obtain an exemption due to medical or religious reasons by their start date.**

**EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.**

**EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.**

**EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.**

Keyword: Agile Methodologies, Software Project Management, Agile Project Management, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Requirements Analysis, Business Analysis, User Stories, Capabilities

From: Educational Testing Service

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