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Sr. Product Owner

Company: Vitamin T Customer
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Our agency client in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking an experienced Product Owner to join them for a 3-6 month, remote project engagement. It is possible that the person in this role will be hired by our client. The Product Owner will work collaboratively with their clients to provide a clear vision of the product that will be built. The Product Owner will focus on the end-user experience, needs and features that drive a roadmap to deliver the client's vision. They are also responsible for building and maintaining relationships that allow the individual to act as the customer proxy and use influence to overcome hierarchal challenges. The ideal candidate will have experience as a Product Owner, Project Manager or Business Analyst with the ability to help teams deliver results against some of the most complex business and technology initiatives. Responsibilities:

  • Build business cases on-site (remote during COVID) with our clients to prioritize features through market research and competitive analysis
  • Manage and align product roadmap with customers, and client stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the designers, architects and engineers to iterate on the MVP scope.
  • Manage product backlog with well-groomed user stories that are easy for the engineers to estimate
  • Communicate the value of the product or new features to internal and external audiences
  • Establish product vision for complex and high impact products incorporating leading-edge technologies
  • Recognize and prioritize the most important work for product teams (short-term and long-term work)
  • Responsible for working with team(s) to surface and implement / address improvements / remove impediments that have implications across the department
  • Balancestradeoffs among product value, design and technology
  • Act as the voice of the customer, interfacing with enterprise leaders as an advocate for your product
  • Identifiy audience, user groups, needs and feature requirements.
  • Align user needs and business value while streamlining and championing delivery channels for product delivery. Includes technical and go-to-market delivery.
  • Develop feature requirements and acceptance criteria while acting as final release gatekeeper for new functionality
  • Define and launch minimum viable products, adding key features/requirements incrementally
  • Scrum Master - Preferred
  • Lead team to accomplish highly complex, significant achievements while encouraging self-organization
  • Lead/Participate in quarterly Program Increment planning sessions
  • Facilitate road mapping, sprint planning sessions, retrospectives, and demos
  • Ensure cross-team coordination
  • Provide relevant metrics to gauge team progress with a continual focus on improvement
  • Work with other Scrum Masters to define, reinforce and maintain a consistent practice across the organization
  • Prepare and deliver verbally and orally effective communications regarding progress and status for both internal and client teams
  • Perform hands-on work, including analysis, design, testing, change management, as needed by the team
  • Strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellenceRequirements:
    • Willingness and ability to do up to 40% travel to client sites **after COVID restrictions have lifted, currently there is no travel
    • Strong educational background; preferably in a quantitative or technical field
    • Bachelors or Graduate degree (MBA) preferred
    • Prior experience as a consultant will be a big plus for this role
    • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • 4-8 years of product management experience, preferably in enterprise or consumer software
    • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master
    • Agile practitioner mindset and proficiency in Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and iterative development practices
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in IT full development life cycle
    • Excellent organization and analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail with excellent writing and presentation skills
    • Experience working as a Product Manager in a modern software development based enterprise environment
    • Experience working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis
    • Flexibility to work with teams, individuals and executives and willingness to help with a wide variety of work products and people
    • Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team
    • Experience spearheading initiatives that span across multiple business groups
    • Experience creating, prioritizing and accepting user stories
    • Experience conducting user research and testing to understand needs
    • Experience identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value
    • Experience conducting competitive research and analysis
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field is requiredPreferred but not necessary skills to have:
      • Operated as a Scrum Master within SAFe
      • Test Driven Development

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