Product Owner

Product Owner

03 Nov 2023
Illinois, Peoria, 61601 Peoria USA

Product Owner

Job#: 1297555

Job Description:

Product Owner

Mostly Remote: will need to be onsite 1-2 times per quarter in Peoria, IL

Summary:

The Product Owner works as a member of the Product Management team to help maximize the value of the product and the work of the Platform Development Teams.
  • Work intimately with the Program Manager and the Development Teams.
  • Primary task is to create and manage the Product Backlog and to ensure everyone knows the priorities of the Product Backlog.
  • The Product Owner is empowered to make all decisions regarding the Product Backlog.
  • The Product Owner is typically the individual closest to the business side of the project.
  • This position will need to understand business requirements and writing up corresponding features in Azure Devops.

Typical Day:
  • Responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team
  • Responsible for acting as Product Owner for larger, more complex projects with high value to the organization
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog according to business value for the life of the project
  • Communicate Product Backlog priorities to the team
  • Act as the key decision-maker regarding what features the product will have
  • Responsible for the vision of what is to be built, and conveying that vision to the team
  • Assists with the clarification and elaboration of epics, themes and features
  • Work closely with key stakeholders throughout the Cat Digital organization
  • Responsible for making decisions on release dates and content
  • Represent business partners, interfacing and engaging with the business
  • Participate in Sprint Planning meetings, Reveals and Retrospectives
  • Inspect the product progress at the end of every Sprint and accept or reject the work that has been done by the Development Team
  • Act as the voice of the team, communicating status externally
  • Be a champion for the agile community and help to further the community within the organization

Technical Skills:
  • Required:
    • 5+ years' experience as a product manager
    • 5+ years of experience leading a technical team while simultaneously managing multiple projects
    • 3+ years of experience with the Agile methodology
  • Desired:
    • Strong familiarity with Azure Devops

Soft Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate appropriately to ensure a team's success
  • Domain expert in business applications
  • Strong accountability planning/organization, and teamwork
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to deal with sensitive, emotional or potentially controversial situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Education Requirements:
  • Four year Bachelor's degree preferably in computer science, information systems, marketing, communications, engineering or related field
  • 5+ years overall exp.
  • Product Owner certification is preferred

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Job Details

  • ID
    JC46916827
  • State
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  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Salary
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  • Hiring Company
    Apex Systems
  • Date
    2022-11-02
  • Deadline
    2022-12-31
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