Digital Product Owner (Hybrid- Houston, Tx. office)

Matlen Silver
Published
June 9, 2022
Location
Houston, Texas
Category
Default  
Job Type
Remote Work
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Description

Digital Product Owner
Hybrid/Occasional On Site in Houston, TX 
12-18 month contract, pontential for perm

Job Description:
This client's digital group is seeking a Product Owner that can drive successful digital change implementations for direct energy and OAM, with responsibilities that span from idea development to post-launch analysis. The candidate will work closely with stakeholders as well as development teams to deliver valuable change. 

Product Owner Job Responsibilities:
•Collaborates with business stakeholders to define business requirements, translating business needs into vision for specific digital products and features.
•Works with cross-functional teams, including Product Management and Digital Sales, UX/UI teams to define and shape the change requirements and identify dependencies (includes backend technical).
•Crafts epics, user stories, and acceptance criteria that are required to turn the vision into delivered products.
•Operates in an Agile environment, with its emphasis on continuously reviewing the business needs, refining priorities, outlining deliverable milestones, and identifying opportunities and risks.
•Partners with the ScrumMaster and Dev lead to ensure development team understands product vision, priorities, and requirements; helps identify and remove blockers.
•Acts as primary conduit for questions /suggestions/issues about current and planned product features, received from key stakeholders in the organization.
•Prioritizes and maintains the sprint backlog for assigned products, balancing the requirements of various stakeholders.
•Outlines change roadmap that reflects priorities, dependencies, work estimates and technology updates. 
•Conducts regular sessions with stakeholders for effective information sharing.
•Applies configuration changes with proprietary business tools.
•Participates in developing test cases and UAT for IT break fixes and enhancements.
•Troubleshoots and resolves first and second tier customer issues using CRM.

Product Owner Qualifications / Skills:
•Balance of technical knowledge and business acumen
•Working knowledge of web development languages (HTML, CSS)
•Basic understanding of systems and database architecture
•Customer-first mind set
•Proactive, self-starter with excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
•Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
•Experience providing product demos and engaging customers and stakeholders to elicit feedback on product usability
•High degree of organization, individual initiative, and personal accountability
•Inquiring mindset, for continuously seeking out opportunities for product improvement

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of product or project development experience
•At least 1 year of experience as a Digital Product Owner.
•Experience in managing iOS and Android mobile app products.
•Familiarity with agile software development processes, such as Scrum, Kanban or Scaled Agile (SAFe).
•Proven ability to deliver convincing business case recommendations to senior management.
•Experience in using data and metrics to validate assumptions and assertions of business value.

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