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Product Owner

Entry Level

Lone Wolf Technologies | Product Management

JOB SUMMARY:

We are looking for a hard-working and analytical Software Product Owner to join one of our product teams. The Product Owner will be responsible for prioritizing the development work for our scrum teams and representing the needs of our software users throughout the development process. Your focus will be to own the backlog for your product(s), define the requirements for product enhancements, and drive forward both the software development process as well as key initiatives.

As part of the Lone Wolf Product Management team, you will frequently interact with other Product Owners, Product Managers, UX Designers, Developers, and most importantly Users themselves to determine the current and future needs of our customers, translate those into requirements that can be used by development, and finally own and prioritize your development backlog.  You will report directly to a Product Director who will guide the strategy & vision for your product and work alongside you in your effort to manage the development backlog for your collective products.

 

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Manage the development backlog of features and bugs for the product and integrations
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data to prioritize changes by customer impact and ROI
  • ‘Own’ the project scope, resourcing, implementation, quality and delivery
  • Drive velocity and accountability within the Agile process, while also remove roadblocks
  • Serve as the expert for every detail of your product, as well as an expert in the needs of your users
  • Interact with users virtually and in person to deeply understand the problems they are trying to solve
  • Assist development in creating a consistent, intuitive user experience for your product
  • Conduct product walk-throughs for both internal and external audiences
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Skills & Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 0 - 2 years’ experience as a Product Owner/Product Manager/Computer Engineer
  • EDUCATION:  University Degree or College Diploma

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Extremely hard-working
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Exceptional analytical, detail-oriented problem-solving skills; excellent follow-up skills required
  • Ability to tackle issues with a sense of urgency while maintaining professionalism and accuracy
  • A technical aptitude for understanding technical concepts and simplifying them

  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with multiple departments, subject matter experts, and colleagues that are geographically dispersed
  • Self-starter and able to work in a fast-paced, high-demand environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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  • Strong focus on understanding client needs
  • Ability to successfully manage/execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sense of energy, pride and ownership in your performance
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    BONUS POINTS:

  • Understanding of SCRUM, Agile Development Methodology

  • Experience with Jira, SmartSheets, or other issue tracking/agile project management tools
  • Experience/Certification (PMP) in Project Management, and/or driving velocity and quality improvements within small teams
  • Experience collaborating with remote teams
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  • Experience in the residential real estate industry
  • Accounting background or experience with accounting/FP&A software products

  • Experience using business intelligence tools (ie., Tableau, Jaspersoft, PowerBI)
  • Attended Pragmatic Marketing Product Management, 280 Group training, or another Product Management certification program
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    About You:

    You’re known as a hard-working and organized task master who is happy managing the constant challenge of ensuring tasks get organized and prioritized in a logical manner. You are proud of your ability to deeply understand what users want and clearly and concisely communicate complex concepts to a variety of people ranging from the non-technical users using our products to the highly technical development staff that develop our products. You also enjoy using a wide variety of software applications, learning new ones, and learning how things work using the trial and error method. You consider yourself a lifelong student who thrives in an environment that is constantly evolving. You are both process and detail oriented, with a skill set for effortlessly shifting between the tactical and the strategic. You can quickly overcome learning curves, getting up to speed at a rapid rate.