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Product Owner

St Louis, Missouri | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 05/24/2018 Job ID: 10360 Job Category: Other

Product Owner

Our client is a data and technology company fostering on innovation, growth and collaboration. The fast-paced, team-driven environment provides the opportunity to work as a key contributor on high priority initiatives by developing new products, solutions and platforms, and supporting technology operations while maintaining the highest standards of quality.

They are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic Product Owner to support the division in leading the execution and delivery of software releases in a Scaled Agile development environment. 

Here' s what you' ll be doing:
  • Leading and motivating the Agile development team, maximizing the value of the product and effective management of the product backlog
  • Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout a project
  • Coordinating with product management to develop specifications and User Stories that satisfy business requirements and align with the business value
  • Collaborating  with CX/UX to ensure design standards and best practices are utilized in wireframe design and product development
  • Facilitating  meetings to clarify business  and system requirements
  • Assessing value, developing cases, and prioritizing  stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Working with business, stakeholders and other invested parties to create product roadmaps and goals, set priorities when appropriate and escalate issues and dependencies
  • Developing or assisting development managers in creating implementation plans, scheduling of project milestones and documentation of production support processes
  • Having an active role in system incident management and Change Process
  • Acting as product steward and client advocate in work related to the product

Here' s what our ideal candidate has:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Business, IT or Engineering or equivalent
  • 4+ years’ experience working in product management or product development
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs into business requirements and user stories
  • Strong documentation skills using a variety of tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Confluence
  • Ability to understand systems engineering concepts
  • An Agile mindset with an understanding of the Standard SDLC processes

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM development
  • Experience with Agile management tools such as JIRA or TFS
  • Experience using Confluence as a documentation tool
  • Experience in SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
  • Experience with CX/UX best practices
  • Experience understanding XML structures 
  • Experience with LEAN principles

Benefits: Competitive base and incentive pay;  comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits; provisions of basic life and disability coverage; flexible work arrangements; service awards; recognition program; retirement savings plan; and, vacation/paid time off (PTO)

Keywords: product owner, agile, scrum, Microsoft office, excel, sdlc, infrastructure, communication skills, leader

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