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Product Owner

companyPlanet DDS
locationIrvine, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Planet DDS is a dynamic and rapidly growing dental software company, serving over 13,000 practices across the United States with over 118,000 users. The company delivers a complete platform of cloud-based SaaS solutions for dental practices, including Denticon Practice Management, Apteryx Imaging, Cloud 9 Ortho Practice Management, and Legwork Patient Relationship Management. Planet DDS is committed to creating value for its dental practice clients by solving the most urgent challenges facing today’s dental practices. 

This is a hybrid role working 2x per week out of one of our office locations (Irvine, CA | Phoenix, AZ | Atlanta, GA | Akron, OH) or in the Seattle area.

Job Description 

The Product Owner is responsible for converting the product vision and strategy as agreed upon by the Product Manager into features and user stories that will be utilized by the development team.  The Product Owner will work closely with Product Managers, Strategic leaders, engineering team, and other Product Owners to both understand and contribute to the overall product strategy and execution. The Product Owner is embedded closely with their scrum teams to ensure that roadblocks are quickly removed and questions do not linger.   


  • Work with stakeholders to understand business problem statements and convert them into user stories 

  • Work with Product Manager to create a strategic vision for the product 

  • Deep sense of ownership and accountability for the problem solution 

  • Manage the product backlog: author epics and stories, actively refine it to ensure well documented requirements 

  • Create detailed user acceptance criteria by working with end users and the development teams 

  • Assist with testing and removing blockers during sprint activities; supporting team members as needed to accomplish sprint objectives 

  • Collaboratively drive the execution of the product: participate in the daily stand-up, proactively manage risks, actively and passionately assist the team to resolve product blockers 

  • Partner with UX, business teams and developers to design the solution for product features 

  • Ability to change scope based on goals and manages tradeoffs across initiatives 

  • Maximize the value addition of the deliverables from the scrum team 

  • Have situational awareness and ability to adapt to changing situations 

  • Advocate for the customer in the scrum teams  

  • Document the product features  

  • Keep abreast of technology evolution and options 


  • 8+ years of software development experience with at least 3-5 years in a Product Owner role

  • Strong analytical skills 

  • Experience with mission critical SaaS product development  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills 

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements  

  • Understanding of API & Integration patterns 

  • Understanding of secure API development practices 

  • Experience working with JIRA and Confluence and other agile development tools  

  • Understanding of the business value of development decisions and how they affect the lifecycle of the product 

  • Ability to work both independently and in various team settings 

  • Deep understanding and advocacy for Agile principles and practices 

  • BS in a relevant discipline or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience 

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Previous experience as developer or lead developer  

  • Experience as consultant with ability to interface with customers 

Your Traits & Characteristics 

  • You thrive on getting things done and are relentless in your pursuit of success. 

  • You love finding solutions to complex situations and challenging problems. 

  • You are smart, innovative, and fun.  

  • You are a servant leader.  Co-workers love working with you because you are empathic, collaborative, make them better, and ambitious. 

  • You bring a sense of humor and humility to work every day. 

  • You do what is right every time and without question 


Why are we here?

Unleashing dentists and their staff to focus on patient care.

Where are we headed?

In the next 5 years, Planet DDS will remain the leading provider of cloud-based technology solutions in North America, expanding to serve more than 25,000 dental practices.

How do we get there?

To encourage measurable progress toward our vision and make the best decisions on behalf of employees and customers, we adopted a set of common values:

Collaborative – Working independently and across teams, we create scalable solutions to enable company growth

Empathetic – We are educated on the experience of our customers and feel vested in their success

Accountable – We feel ownership for the quality of our work and take pride in the positive outcomes

Trustworthy – We operate with integrity and honest, making promises we know that we can keep

Ambitious – We are driven by our ability to make a long-term, positive impact on the lives of dental market leaders

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