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Product Owner

  • Location: Athens, 45701
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

Terrific Long-Term Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

Position: Product Owner
Location: Athens, OH
Term: 16 weeks

Skills Needed:

  • Product Owner 3-5 years experience
  • Waterfall / Agile Methodologies
  • Financial Institution / Banking background

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to provide recommendations / guidance transitioning a team from Waterfall to Agile.
  • Someone who is nimble / flexible in how they work, what they work on.
  • Collaborative

Additional skills

  • JIRA, Digital Authentication/Identity, Digital Payments
  • Works independently and is self-motivated, capable of executing under uncertainty with multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skilled at working in Waterfall, Agile, and a hybrid approach of these methodologies.
  • 3-5 Years of experience

Day to day:

  • Attend project meetings and advise project team on functional requirements, design, or expected results.
  • Prioritize items within the project as needed.
  • Lead initial implementation / go-to-market efforts.
  • Participate in Business Requirements definition.
  • Product Acumen:
    • Clearly express and prioritize the product backlog items to best achieve goals.
    • Optimizes and organizes what the Scrum team should be working on.
    • Leads backlog grooming sessions and ensures the backlog is visible and clear to the team.
    • Documents new features and story details.
    • Works with UX on mockups and design.
    • Defines and launches minimum viable products, adding key features/requirements incrementally.
    • Troubleshoots issues with the appropriate team members.
    • Leads agile development teams and standups.
    • Understands and has experience operating in an Agile framework.
    • Reviews Functional Requirements and Business Requirements to ensure the development team understands expectations.
    • Approves user stories before they enter development.
    • Maintains and enhances current products.
    • Focuses on end-user experience and features that drive the roadmap.
    • Manages short release cycles to continuously deliver product feature.
    • Translates Product Managers strategy into actionable tasks and works with cross-functional agile teams to make sure that they are executing on those requirements.
  • Partnerships:
    • Possesses strong communication and relationship building skills to establish strong cross-functional relationships with IT, Marketing, UX, etc. to help build, release and monitor product features.
    • Partners closely with Product Managers on product strategy and breaking down the roadmap into features and user stories.
    • Works with the appropriate team members to gather requirements.
  • Analytics:
    • Measures business impact and uses data to drive enhancement recommendations.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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