Product Owner

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Job Title: Product Owner                 

Location: Hybrid – Cincinnati

Job-Type: Direct Hire

Referral Fee: +/- $1800

Employment Eligibility: US Citizen or Green Card holder

 

Position Overview:

As a Product Owner, you serve as the voice of the customer to guide development teams in building software capabilities with the highest business and customer impact. You represent the needs and priorities of the organization, prioritize and manage the product backlog, and guide continuous product improvements through feedback from stakeholders.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the voice of the customer to guide all stages of software development, including user story development, sprint planning and prioritization of the product backlog
  • Understand business and end-user needs; identify and prioritize features to be delivered to meet those needs
  • Work with business and technical stakeholders to develop and document user stories
  • Participate in sprint planning to determine the team’s objectives for the upcoming sprint
  • Prioritize and maintain the product backlog
  • Participate in agile ceremonies such as stand-ups, story refinements and team retrospectives to ensure the team has a clear understanding of priorities and next steps
  • Lead the sprint review meetings to present the output from the sprint to key stakeholders
  • Analyze feedback from sprint reviews, and other data such as end user feedback and operational metrics to identify and understand product needs
  • Work with the development team to create acceptance criteria and definitions of failures and done
  • Assist the team on the development of feature tests, test cases and regression tests
  • Set expectations with business stakeholders for delivery of new capabilities, features and functionalities

 

Experience Requirements/ Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Information Technology required
  • At least 3 years of experience in a Product Owner role preferred
  • Product Owner certifications (e.g. Certified Scrum Product Owner, SAFe Product Owner Certification) a plus
  • Ability to understand complex business problems and identify and interpret business needs
  • Advanced knowledge of agile development methodologies
  • Strong influence, facilitation and collaboration skills with ability to effectively communicate with a variety of disciplines and diverse groups of people
  • Exceptional work ethic, organizational, multitasking and problem-solving skills

 

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