Product Owner

  • location: Philadelphia, PA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $44 - $54 per hour

job description

Product Owner

job summary:
Position Summary: Looking for an experienced and certified agile Product Owner to work with a newly formed scrum team within a new Agile Release Train. This role will represent the users of our operational tools and processes and ensure deliveries align with their requirements by demonstrating working software at the end of each sprint cycle while collaborating with other product owners, product managers, operations leadership and agile team members.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience functioning as the PO for a Scrum Team (solely as PO, not hybrid)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Experience writing and refining user stories for software teams
  • Experience with Agile tools such as Rally, Jira, Version One, etc.
  • Certified SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) is a plus
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methods and processes is plus
  • Experience in the telecommunications industry a plus
Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team Oriented
  • Creative, decisive and able to work in a collaborative work environment
  • Passion for leveraging critical thinking skills to improve end to end processes
  • Possess a high level of intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity
  • strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at different stages and to switch between tactical and strategic considerations several times per day
location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
job type: Contract
salary: $44 - 54 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Embrace & embody an Agile mindset
  • Partner closely with product, sales, operations, technology and architecture teams to bring the product vision to life, delivering features in a lean, iterative, and nimble way
  • Drive the story elaboration process for your team, ensuring always 2 sprints worth of ready stories
  • Define Acceptance Criteria for team stories
  • Schedule and facilitate User Story Grooming Sessions
  • Build, prune and maintain team backlog of User Stories, Defects and Enablers.
  • Prioritize the team backlog to best achieve goals and outcomes
  • Ensure that the teams User Story backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, showing what the team will work on next
  • Ensure backlog is prepared for Iteration Planning and PI Planning
  • Accept user stories completed by team throughout the sprint on behalf of customers based on acceptance criteria
  • Ensure the team understands items in the team backlog to the level needed
  • Help Agile Team gain access to SMEs for insights on topics they don't have all the answers for
  • Be present throughout Iteration planning session
  • Bring the requested scope of the iteration to the session (via prioritized & estimated backlog)
  • Ensure the team's iteration goals are aligned to the PI Objectives
  • Communicate relevant information to all team members and stakeholders
  • Regularly attend and actively participate Team Ceremonies: Iteration Planning, Daily SCRUM, Iteration Review, Iteration Retrospective
  • Regularly attend and actively participate Release Train Ceremonies: PI Planning, System Demo, ART Sync, Inspect & Adapt
  • Take feedback from System Demos back to teams and work to incorporate into backlog and upcoming iterations
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and other Product Owners to define and coordinate feature development across other teams
  • Be on-site with rest of Scrum Team in Philadelphia 5-days per week
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Project Coordination
  • Product Management

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