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Product Owner

Bellevue, Washington | IT
Job ID: 107012
Listed on 6/9/2021

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Product Owner

Job Summary: Product Owner (PO) is a member of the extended Product Management team and crucial member of the Agile Team. PO is responsible for defining and refining user stories and prioritizing the Agile Team backlog to streamline execution of product (program) priorities while maintaining conceptual and technical integrity of features for the team. In this capacity the PO remains highly available to the Dev teams during each iteration in order to answer real time questions and provide clarity to user stories. 

Duties:

  • Develops deep understanding of customer experience, especially at a tactical and transaction level
  • Builds and maintains Agile team backlog, with input from customer, Product Manager, System Architect/Engineering and other stakeholders 
  • Collaborates with Agile team and stakeholders to write user stories and requirements that include acceptance criteria and acceptance tests
  • Reviews and prioritizes Agile Team backlog including coordination of dependencies with other Product Owners
  • Reviews and assesses enabler work, understands scope of the upcoming enabler work and collaborates with System and Solution Architect/Engineering to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the technical infrastructures that will host the new business functionality
  • Primary resource to Technical (Dev) team and Customer team for user story details
  • Manages and maintains efficient flow of just-in-time story elaboration activities throughout team execution
  • Participates in team demo with primary responsibility of reviewing and accepting completed user stories 
  • Coordinates user story, functional, and technical dependencies with other Product Owners throughout each iteration and Program Increment
  • Works across Agile teams to define and implement improvement stories that will increase velocity and quality of the program
  • Accountable and responsible for user story quality and performance in production environment

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 2-3+ years of relevant Product Management, Product Owner, Business Analyst, and System Analyst or Architecture/Software Engineer experience in an agile software product development environment
  • 2 years experience in delivering software with Agile Scrum methodologies and other commonly used tools
  • Strong requirements elicitation, and proven writing skills including the ability to write concisely and clearly for different audiences
  • Experience with Agile backlog/project management tools
  • Experience with successive elaboration and ability to develop Initiatives, Features and User Stories that the DevOps teams can ingest
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with Leadership, technical and non-technical audiences while employing a high degree of collaboration and influence
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to identify/analyze/synthesize product use data
  • Scrum Product Owner certification (CSPO) preferred

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