Product Owner

Product Owner Own the Product!

Monster Worldwide is seeking a Product Owner to join the team in Sydney, Australia! The Product Owner is a key member of the Monster Agile team who serves as the business and customer proxy responsible for working with Product Management and other stakeholders—including other POs and PMs—to define and prioritize stories in the team backlog. This allows the team to effectively address the priorities of the roadmap initiative (features and tech enablers [that extend the platform or architecture capability to provide future functionality]) while maintaining technical integrity. The PO will be collocated with the team, where they share purpose, mission, and culture. The PO also attends and contributes to relevant Product Management meetings on greater roadmap planning and vision as led by Product Managers and Product Leaders.

Responsibilities Coordinate and align with Product Manager to:

• Understand the rationale/business reasons behind building a feature

• Translate vision and strategy into tactical and achievable goals for the team in triumvirate leadership format with Tech Lead and Delivery Manager (ScrumMaster)

• Provide subject matter expertise and business knowledge of the product to bring operational knowledge to the team

• Represent the voice of the customer (VOC) within the team

• Educate team on market, competitors and customer needs Ensure effective execution of priorities and goals:

• Have a strong sense of commitment to deliver when a feature has been committed

• Establishes the sequence of backlog items based on program priorities, and dependencies with other teams

• Own and prioritize team backlog to enable continuous flow of development work (in the sprint backlog)

• Provide a vision forward to building a cohesive roadmap of work (4+ sprints of fully articulated, pointed, and groomed work in best case)

• Interpret roadmap to meet customer needs and accept completed work through UAT/PAT

• Share results of work and accomplishments with team (KPI, ROI, NPS, goals/results, etc.)

• Be an Agile champion and key participant in all team ceremonies (daily stand-up’s, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint review/demo, and retrospective)

• Protect workstream from work that is not focused on valuable, aligned outcomes

• Open to negotiations in a collaborative way

• Collaborate with UI/UX team, product scrum team, and product leaders to establish timeline workflows and goals.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s (BA or BS) in business, computer science, or related field

• 3-5 years of experience leading Agile projects as a product owner and/or business analyst

• In-depth understanding of Agile methodologies, technical understanding of products, and up-to-date on industry standards and best practices

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong collaborative interpersonal skills to work across diverse, global teams

• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

• Proficiency working with JIRA, Confluence, Aha, and/or similar product management tools

• Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office suite or Google G-Suite; working knowledge of software development

• Experience with web technologies (JavaScript, SPA’s including React, CSS, native apps etc) and modern software development practices (SaaS, microservices, containers etc.

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