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Product Owner II

company3MD Inc.
locationRedmond, WA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Summary of Position:

As a Product Owner II, you will be a key driver in our agile product development process. Your role involves translating customer needs into actionable requirements, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and ensuring successful product delivery.

Essential Functions:

  • Build trusted partnerships with internal stakeholders (executives, sales, marketing, operations)
  • Learn the stakeholder’s “rhythm of business” by understanding their goals, challenges, and operational patterns
  • Collect business requirements for project requests, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives
  • Assist Product Managers in building technology product roadmaps, prioritizing features and enhancements based on customer needs and business value
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to break-down project requirements into high-level epics that represent major product features or initiatives
  • Decompose agile Epics into smaller, actionable user stories with acceptance criteria that development can execute against
  • Balance trade-offs between features, time-to-market, and resource constraints
  • Develop UI mock-ups to illustrate and ensure user experiences or workflows are optimized for technology projects
  • Lead stakeholder status and prioritization meetings with program management support
  • Provide regular project status and roadmap updates to key stakeholders and product management leadership
  • Support internal re-platforming and enterprise integration project requirement definition
  • Collaborate with SCRUM teams to ensure successful delivery through collaboration with product managers, scrum masters, and development teams to ensure a well-prepared backlog
  • Regularly engage in backlog refinement sessions with scrum teams
  • Prioritize and refine user stories based on business value, feedback, changing requirements, and market dynamics
  • Collaborate with engineering and enterprise architecture teams to ensure solutions are scalable, secure, and aligned with architectural best practices
  • Leverage deep technical knowledge to guide product scoping and development tradeoff’s
  • Actively pursue industry certification

Competencies:

  1. Ensures Accountability
  2. Tech Savvy
  3. Communicates Effectively
  4. Values Differences
  5. Customer Focus
  6. Resourcefulness
  7. Drives Results
  8. Plans and Prioritizes
  9. Decision Quality
  10. Self-Development

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee in this position frequently communicates with other co-workers/clients who have inquiries about the various projects and other needs. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time. The employee in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Constantly operate a computer and office machinery such as a calculator, keyboard, copy machine and printer. Frequently moves boxes with equipment weighing up to 25lbs across the building and/or to other offsite buildings for various project needs.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Technology or Business; or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of experience

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA or Master's Degree preferred
  • 5+ years in a program or product ownership space, 3+ years in an Agile development environment
  • Possess a high degree of knowledge and understanding of computer systems, programming, and software testing
  • ITQSB Qualified
  • Strong understanding of common Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies, including Waterfall and Agile/SCRUM
  • Ability to work independently and make sound discretionary judgments
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems quickly and creatively
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Additionally, the role requires a proven ability to read and understand technical requirements
  • Outstanding technical, analytical, and problem-solving abilities, along with an ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Ability to creatively solve problems with limited resources and input, comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to quickly gain credibility and establish the required relationships to influence and generate results
  • Strong understanding of agile development methodologies and product management best practices
  • Proven ability to manage conflicting product priorities
  • A natural comfort in getting into the details of operations to drive execution, along with the ability to quickly pivot between strategy and day-to-day operations
  • Highly organized and adept at prioritization - You can recognize and keep track of all the moving pieces in projects, adjusting to new information and goals
  • First-class influencing skills, including experience working within a large matrix organization
  • Self-starter who can identify new opportunities, develop strategies to drive growth, and push projects forward, as well as a desire to push innovation and drive business
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams to drive execution against project milestones and deliverables
  • Ability to create and report Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for areas of expertise
  • Ability to work nights or weekends to meet client or project requirements
  • Industry certifications are a plus

AAP/EEO Statement:

3MD Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, sex, age, race and color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other category that is protected by applicable law.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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