Product Owner

St Louis, MO 63146

Posted: 05/07/2019 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 52616

In this position, you will be responsible for driving maintenance, minor enhancements and infrastructure change needs with security in the forefront, for a Squad or multiple Squads. This individual should have a solid grasp and experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies. This individual must be able to multi task and be flexible to shift direction and priorities without issue.


Responsibilities
Lead and participates in backlog grooming and sprint commitments to ensure that the right capabilities are developed, for a Squad or Squads or possibly floating responsibilities.
Works with Business to ensure that business objectives are understood and reflected in the features and user stories developed, insuring detailed and adequate acceptance criteria exists
Works with Business and Product Architect teams to prioritize requests and or/backlog
Reporting to mid and senior level management
Communication and coordination with relevant stakeholders and the product architects team or teams.
Ensures and participates in backlog grooming and sprint commitments to ensure the right capabilities are developed
Takes a leadership role to ensure that initiatives and squad commitments are well-executed and met
Applies a theoretical knowledge-base to work to achieve individual, squad/team goals
May provide guidance to others
Ability to context shift
May include some Scrum Master Responsibilities
May cover multiple squads/teams or shift without notice to other squads/teams
Makes decisions within guidelines and policies that impact a range of customer, operational, process, or project activities
Develops plans for tasks of moderate to high complexity
Demonstrate a solid understanding of internal or external customers' perspectives and arrange for the resources needed to meet those needs;
Preparation for and Participation in PI Planning
Heavily involved in program backlog refinement and preparation for PI planning
Ensuring and initiating sprint and iteration retrospectives
Determining capacity and velocity of squad/team
Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
Responsible for building, editing, and maintaining the team backlog.
Identifying risks, issues and impediments, but also identifying and taking action to mitigate
Other duties as assigned

Required:
At minimal, Bachelor’ s (BA or BS) in business, computer science, or related field
Previous working experience as a Product Owner for minimum of 2 years
In-depth knowledge and experience with Agile and Scrum process and principles – 2 year minimum
Outstanding clear and concise communication, presentation and leadership skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
Creative thinker with a vision
Attention to details
Experience with Jira preferred
Requires in-depth knowledge and experience needed to operate independently with limited guidance and oversight
Solid understanding of the product lifecycle
Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel); working knowledge of software development
Comfortable working with multiple teams, in-house and remote
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