Agile Product Owner

  • location: Pleasanton, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $42.71 - $48.05 per hour
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Agile Product Owner

job summary:
Randstad Technologies is currently seeking a talented Agile Product Owner to join a well-known client of ours within a location in the Pleasanton, CA area.

Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

We are seeking a motivated, energetic and experienced Agile Product Owner (APO) to work on a highly collaborative, cross-functional team. The Agile Product Owner (APO) will help evolve our products through successive and iterative stages of discovery, definition, development, launch, and post-release support. The APO is responsible for driving the development of high value capabilities for specific products. The successful candidate will, through the Agile methodology, closely collaborate with product management, business analysts, developers, designers, and other stakeholders such as business, legal/compliance, security, and operations to ensure that the detailed designs and requirements meet the needs of the company's consumers and internal stakeholders.

location: Pleasanton, California
job type: Contract
salary: $42.71 - 48.05 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Lead an Agile scrum team
  • Create user stories
  • Maintain product backlog
  • Collaborate with various team members to gather user requirements
  • Own, prioritize, and maintain the Product Backlog, including definition of epics, user stories, acceptance criteria
  • Serve as "voice of the customer" with delivery teams, representing/reinforcing the customer's perspective throughout the product realization cycle
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of designers, business analysts, developers, testers and others to develop and execute against Product Roadmaps and Release Plans
  • Continuously and transparently communicate with internal stakeholders the prioritization of the Product Backlog and the status of development efforts via Product Demos, Release Plans and other means
  • Define, prioritize, and drive realization of specific product vision
  • Act as the subject-matter expert for assigned products
  • Work with Scrum Masters to help direct, motivate, and guide the delivery teams
  • Break down epic-level user stories into detail-level stories consumable and testable by a scrum team
  • Collaborate with User Experience partners in usability testing and the development of the user design
  • Provide direction and support to development and quality assurance teams
  • Promote and drive Agile development methodology throughout the work and teams
  • Manage, prioritize, and assess the impact of defects, including providing key input on the decisions to fix or defer
  • Reviews, accepts, and prioritizes feedback and new requirements from project stakeholders
  • Ensure that Scrum team deliverables meet agreed-upon standards for quality and non-functional requirements, and that the products meet the stated business need
  • Reviews output of development to ensure specified acceptance criteria has been completed
  • Work with Business Analysts and other team members to ensure the product functionality is appropriately documented
  • Provide input to Product Managers for necessary changes or product backlog items coming out of scrum development that need to be considered on a future roadmap
  • Assist customer support teams, and develop and implement trainings and communications that allow partners and internal clients to better understand the products and changes that were made.
  • Bachelors degree required, masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years digital product owner or development experience
  • Experience in working with Agile/Scrum work environment as a Product Owner: writing user stories, and following the development process through user story acceptance
  • Proficiency with Visio, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with defect tracking management systems (e.g. Quality Center, Bugzilla, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and track record of producing quality work
  • Ability to work with many individuals and various teams at the same time
  • Team player, with great work ethics and quick learner
  • Experience working in a range of business areas (e.g., information technology, marketing, etc.)
  • Detail oriented and obsessively organized
  • Diplomatic with strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Comfortable driving teams and management to decisions; willing to push-back for information and answers
  • Self-motivated, not requiring significant managerial direction
  • Adept at adjusting to changing circumstances quickly and professionally
  • Able to make quick decisions when clarification or modification is needed
Preferred Qualifications

  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Experience in Health-IT
  • Experience using Rally
  • Experience working with User Experience teams
  • Experience using Jira and Rally
  • Experience with Kanban methodology
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Agile methodology
  • Stakeholder management expertise
Additional Skills Preferred:

  • Mobile app experience

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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