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Insights, Technical Product Owner

Entry Level

Kazoo | Product Development

Overview of role:

As a Technical Product Owner, you help to evolve our products and bring to market new features. This is a key role on the Product Team primarily responsible for guiding concepts through development to launch. This role works closely with a multi-disciplinary team that includes Product Management, Design, QA, Engineering and the ScrumMaster. 

What awesome stuff you’ll do:

  • Breakdown feature concepts into Epics and User Stories, while helping to prioritize and maintain the team backlog.
  • Collaborate with scrum teams to ensure user stories are clear and resolve open issues/questions quickly and efficiently while acting as `voice of the customer’.
  • Partner with engineering to ensure technical solutions satisfy business impact and delivery requirements. 
  • Own and participate in team Scrum ceremonies such as backlog grooming, stand-ups, and sprint planning in cooperation with the ScrumMaster.
  • Partner with Product Managers to ensure prioritization supports product strategy, market needs, customer pain points, and overall company vision.
  • Support beta tests and product launches.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar product management/business analyst type role, or owning a complex technical project end-to-end 
  • Experience with Agile Scrum Methodology for software development.
  • Ability to articulate and manage technical dependencies
  • Ability to create user stories and do product acceptance testing.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that enable you to simplify complex problems and interact with all levels of technical and non-technical peers.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented individual able to work independently and also collaboratively with a team.
  • Proactive and creative problem solver who can operate effectively even with some level of uncertainty.
  • Flexibility in the day to day.
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor and a growth mindset.
  • Exposure to relational (PostgreSQL) and non-relational (MongoDB) databases.
  • Experience creating SQL Queries to provide ad-hoc reports, analysis, and datasets based on business needs.
  • Ability to discuss diverse technical topics such as logging, data architecture, security, authentication/authorization, and SSO

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in the HR technology space
  • Understanding of JIRA, Dev, QA, to UAT and Launch
  • Domain knowledge within the analytics and data science space.
  • Familiarity with modern version control systems (git or similar)
  • Familiarity with Spark and SparkSQL
  • Knowledge of javascript, typescript, and modern SPAs (React or similar)