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Product Owner

Posted 13 days ago

Job Title: Product Owner/Technical Project Manager

Work Location: (Currently Remote)

Job Description: As the Product Owner the successful candidate plays a critical role in the delivery of features and successful completion of integration projects. The Product Owner will work directly with Internal clients and their development/QA teams as well Business Engagement Teams Scrum Masters. Additionally, the Product Owner will facilitate the technical project management of the projects ensuring they are completed on time, business objectives are met, and issues/roadblocks are resolved. This position requires someone who can thrive and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. The candidate is expected to play the dual role of Product Owner and Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In the Product Owner Role:

o Work directly with internal clients and key stakeholders across the company to ensure successful project completion in a timely manner.

o Proactively communicate status, risks and changes to scope to the client, product management and senior management.

o Build and maintain a relationship with the stakeholders while acting as point of contact for any customer issues and serve as the escalation point for scrum masters & application owners.

o Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI.

o Define the vision and direction to the scrum teams and the stakeholders throughout the project and create the requirements.

o Plan, groom and prioritize the product feature backlog.

o Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy.

o Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories.

o Perform market research and competitive analysis.

  • In the Technical Project Management Role:

o Track and report progress on integration projects.

o Facilitate discussions between the teams (internal & external).

o Coordinate activities between all the stakeholders (both internal and external).

o Remove roadblocks (cross-team) hindering progress & timely completion of the integration projects.

o Publish project plans, timelines for integration and risks.

o Ensure the delivered solution meets the customer requirements.

o Address customer feedback in a prompt and friendly way.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience working on software development projects /mobile applications as a project manager or developer
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Product Owner in an Agile environment (Certified Scrum Master a real plus)
  • Proven project level experience working with geographically distributed teams and JIRA/Confluence
  • Experience developing complex presentations and presenting to executive level personnel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building SDKs for Android and/or iOS
  • Strong SQL skills to query SQL databases to perform data analysis

Education: Master’s/bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/IT with Business diploma/MBA preferred