The Product Owner will gather customer requirements and translate them into product work by a software development team. The roles leadership will be shown not only by their demonstrated technical expertise but also by mentoring newer members of the team. The product owner is the empowered central point of product leadership. This role needs to look in at least two directions simultaneously. The product owner must understand the needs and priorities of the organizational stakeholders, the customers, and the users well enough to act as their voice. In this respect, they act as a product manager, ensuring that the right solution is developed. They must also communicate to the development team what to build and priority. (source – Rubin, Kenneth R., (2013) Essential Scrum. Pearson Education Inc.). Communication is frequent between the product owner and other members of the development team (Architects, Developers, QA Testing, Product Support).
- Define acceptance criteria
- 3rd Party Liaison: Provide leadership to develop effective and productive relationships with multiple 3rd party software development vendors to increase the overall throughout of our software projects while improving our cost structure
- Decision making, to combine multiple sources of feedback and also set team priorities
- Manage the project priorities for the development team
- Take action on user feedback, which could include product updates, coaching for the users, or product/process documentation
- General Statement of Work contracts for software development activities, leading the bidding processes and supplier selection.
- Vision to move the organization towards an improved state
- Seek out, compile and reconcile customer/user feedback.
- Product development domain knowledge
- Translate feedback into documented actions to be taken by the development team
Qualification & Experience:
- Background in engine development processes & relevant product knowledge
- 10 plus years of experience of leading complex engineering projects & diverse teams with at least 5 years of experience with Agile/SCRUM development projects, Agile principles and the SCRUM framework
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science program
- 7 plus years of experience of leading complex engineering projects & diverse teams with at least 3 years of experience with Agile/SCRUM development projects, Agile principles and the SCRUM framework.
- Background in Information Technology with a prior role on a Scrum Team
- Excellent interpersonal skills to handle critical issues, coach others, or influence inside and outside the department to take specific actions.
- 6 Sigma Black Belt experience in leading cross-functional engineering or software projects
- Experience in working with globally distributed teams
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science program
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Griffin, GA, US
Application Deadline: N/A