Remote Product Owner – Software


KickBack Rewards Systems
Headquarters: Twin Falls, ID
https://kickbackpoints.com/

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

This role is a key position in the development of the software products that developers are creating.  Product Owner serves as the decision maker, guiding development work for their product. In order to successfully guide the work, the product owner must be the product expert. Working within the Agile software development process, the product owner will serve as the driver of business value as products (and product improvements) are conceived, executed, and released into the market. In order to successfully guide product work, the Product Owner must become knowledgeable about both the products we offer and our customers’ needs. Business value is optimized by creating products that users are delighted to use and buyers want to purchase.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand and communicate product strategy; guide development work according to that strategy
  • Drive business value for the product; prioritizing work (backlog) according to such value, and communicating that value to the team and stakeholders
  • Build, groom, and maintain product backlog
  • Write user stories that properly communicate the required work – effectively represent user needs, explain the goal; and provide clear acceptance criteria
  • Triage bugs through understanding risks of proposed solutions, severity, user impact, dependencies, and disruption to current sprint
  • Communicate with Sales / Marketing team about status of product work (including bug fixes) and provide key points for new feature and product launch communications
  • Must be highly accessible to the scrum team – available to answer questions and give direction
  • Work collaboratively with the development team and UX designer
  • Works with user experience / interface designer to design products that delight customers
  • Determines when user stories are completed / acceptable for release
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
  • Passion for great products
  • Confidence and skill to make key product decisions, providing direction to scrum team
  • Business acumen – able to prioritize work based on best business outcome
  • Detail-oriented with understanding of how each detail impacts the success of the product
  • Excellent follow-through on tasks, communications, planning, and issue resolution
  • Keen understanding of user experience design and its importance to product development
  • Ability to say no when necessary and protect the scope of a given project through fact-based decision-making
  • Able to communicate product vision to the development team and gain buy-in; this includes written and oral communication skills (writing user stories, discussing details with groups and individuals, presenting a vision for the product)
  • Understanding of the Agile software development process and the product owner’s key role
  • Superior problem solving skills with the drive to initiate solutions
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in business, computer science, or related field; if not in related field must be able to show business acumen and technical aptitude)
  • At least two years’ experience in a product owner role
  • Agile training and/or experience
LOCATION
  • KickBack Rewards Systems is based in Twin Falls, ID, but this position is open to remote employees within the United States

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Please apply only through this link, and provide your resume and a cover letter:https://kickbackpoints.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=10

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