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Product Owner

St. Louis, Missouri | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/23/2018 Job ID: 10292 Job Category: Agile - Scrum / Kanban / Product Owner / Coach

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.

We are looking for a Product Owner in St. Louis, Missouri who can help us deliver leading-edge technology to create valuable solutions to customers and business partners.

Here' s what you' ll be doing: 

Sprint Execution 
  • Build, pruning, and maintaining the team backlog
  • Reviewing  and re-prioritizing  the backlog as part of the preparatory work for Sprint Planning
  • Working  closely with the business analysts aiding and contributing to user story development and acceptance criteria and keeping the process flowing.
  • Accepting stories into the baseline
  • Participating in Team Demo and Retro

Release Planning 
  • Transforming  product vision into actionable release backlogs and managing  the product backlog pulling highest priority items to the release backlog in preparation for release planning
  • Providing clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates, sprint loading, story sequencing, and drafting the team' s specific objectives for the upcoming sprint
  • Adapting or creating new persona to reflect the product vision and voice of the customer

Here' s what our ideal candidate has: 
  • Bachelor' s degree in Information Management, Business or related field
  • 3+ years in IT experience
  • A thorough understanding of the software application business
  • Experience in delivering products using Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in Agile, Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience as a Scrum Product Owner is preferred
  • Deep understanding of web service technologies, user interface/interaction, and knowledge of Systems Development and Project Management Lifecycles
  • Experience with Product Roadmap development and influencing key stakeholders for buy-in on business priorities

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, user stories, sdlc, Kanban, software application, web service technologies, user interface, user experience, project management lifecycle, leadership

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