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Product Owner

Chicago, IL
Full-Time
Salary Range : $85,000

Our client is hiring a Product Owner to join their Product Development team. This individual will help shape the future and vision of their software by becoming an expert in their products and industry. The right candidate has a genuine enthusiasm for building quality software and enjoys working with developers and designers to understand technology requirements.

 

This position is located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.

 

Specific Job Duties:

·       Contribute to the overall strategic direction of the product, including product roadmaps, and recommend new ideas for products and features

·       Build relationships with clients and stakeholders; evolve the product to meet their needs

·       Work with individuals across the company during all aspects of the product development process, from ideation through release

·       Understand business processes and translate those workflows into optimized technology  specifications for engineering teams

·       Serve as the Product Owner for an Agile development team, providing guidance as needed during the development process

·       Prioritize and maintain the product backlog, including defects and feature requests

·       Regularly communicate product changes to internal and external customers; explain issues from both a technical and business point of view

·       Work directly with customers to gather requirements and understand their needs

·       Facilitate discussions and design sessions with internal resources

·       Participate as an active member of a development team

·       Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

·       Bachelors's degree in business or computer science

·       3+ years of experience in product management; software experience preferred

·       Effective technology literacy skills including familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Javascript

·       Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

·       Strong team player; desire to work in a collaborative environment

·       Solid understanding of the software development lifecycle

·       Excellent process-driven mindset, organizational and analytical skills

·       Has Agile Scrum delivery experience in a Product Owner role

·       Strong multi-tasking abilities and attention to detail to produce high quality of work

·       Understands and can create tangible clarity around abstract ideas

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