21 days old
2017-12-272018-01-24
  • Job Code
    591367
  • Payrate
    $60 To $83

The Product Owner will be working with a team of engineers who love what they do - and we expect no less from you.


Key responsibilities


As a Product Owner... Act in the "product owner" role on an agile software development team as the proxy for the product manager.


- Represents the needs and desires of stakeholders to the delivery team, being the primary source of information about the problem domain for the team.


- Leads the internal process to execute on the product strategy, roadmap, and priorities


- Facilitates requirements gathering sessions, story mapping workshops with a drive to map out end-to-end user flows and non-functional requirements


- Manages requirements dependencies with other teams, negotiating and reprioritizing as appropriate.


- Develops requirements, acceptance criteria, and user stories for new product features


- Prioritizes requirements, defects, and other work items for the team


- Establishes clearly articulated sprint goals


- Provides detailed explanations of the requirements to the team, resolving ambiguous or conflicting business requirements


- Reviews product feedback and feature enhancement requests and defects, triaging and prioritizing enhancements for implementation


As a Functional Analyst Functional analysis is the core focus of the business analyst's role.


- Establishes business rules for the product


- Defines the user experience: functional design and information architecture


- Conducts user research, including usability studies and marketing data reviews


- Develops data models and business process flows


- Analyzes and decomposes complex requirements


- Produces wire frames and other conceptual documents to illustrate new proposed features and products


- Stays alert to potential user issues and leads problem-solving sessions


- Ensures an appropriate level of UI consistency across features and services


- Runs user acceptance testing on completed features As a Technical Writer Business analysts must communicate effectively in a variety of formats and must translate between the technical jargons of developers, designers, and executives - Maintains evolving "as-built" product documentation


- Drafts user guides, training materials, and FAQs


- Provides product labels and other copy


- Outlines product features and benefits for internal and external marketing


- Produces executive presentations for product reviews


As a Project Manager In cases where the team has no dedicated project manager, the business analyst can take on or supplement selected functions of a project manager.


- Is the public face of the team to project stakeholders


- Communicates project and team status


- Educates stakeholders in the development process


- Demos the product to key stakeholders


- Partners closely with the engineering team to help determine implementation and execution schedule


- Negotiates priorities, scope, funding, changes, and roadmap targets


- Establishes and maintains project scope boundaries


- Manages product readiness, ensuring that all organizations are prepared to launch new products and features


- Understands the impact of changes and maintains an evolving "plan of record" that incorporates agreed-upon changes


- Tracks open issues and drives them to resolution


- Holds frequent "stand-ups" to clarify priorities and facilitate collaboration


- Identifies and removes roadblocks Deliverables: User epics, stories and/or use cases


- Groomed implementation details (e.g., technical tasks / subtasks)


o Acceptance Criteria


o Wireframes


o Functional specs and/or requirements wiki


o Product roadmaps


o Data models


o Workflow diagrams


- Responsible for managing the intake process and agile ceremonies with the coordination of scrum master and team in Agile methodology.


- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Math, EE or equivalent experience in field


- Agile Product Owner certification


- 5yrs + Product Owner experience in any well-known software environment.


- 7 years of experience as a technical business analyst; 2+ in an agile environment


- SAFe and Agile technical project management experience of multiple software releases


- Certified SAFe Practitioner to enable and train the team on SAFe and Agile best practices


- Software and Hardware product development life-cycle


- Ability to understand technical details and facilitate communication between business stakeholders and technical resources


- Ability to facilitate the grooming of business needs into epics, stories and implementation details


- Demonstrated ability to successfully support multiple work-streams


- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in good coordination with Agile development teams


- Outstanding problem-solving and critical thinking skills


- Outstanding relationship-building, problem solving and critical thinking skills


- Strong oral and written communications skills


- Strong facilitation and coordination skills


- Strong documentation skills, including requirements, specifications and process flows


- Outstanding ability to self-manage and initiate


- Demonstrated flexibility and eagerness to assist with tasks or projects outside of standard


- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills


- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills


- Strong presentation/ training delivery experience


- JIRA/Confluence experience


- Experience working in a complex matrixed environment


- Good problem solving skills: acts decisively, promptly and confidently. Not afraid to contradict others and proactively offering solutions


- Experienced in working with products that have micro-services architecture


Required Education: BA/BS degree or equivalent experience

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