We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Product Owner. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in driving product development, ensuring alignment with organizational goals, and fostering effective collaboration between various stakeholders.
Key responsibilities include:
1. Product Vision and Strategy
- Develop and maintain a strategic roadmap that encompasses market trends, thorough competitor analysis, and valuable customer feedback, ensuring the continuous evolution of the product in response to dynamic market conditions.
- Collaborate closely with key stakeholders to gain insights into organizational goals and translate them into a cohesive product vision that resonates with both internal teams and external stakeholders.
- Craft a compelling product vision that seamlessly aligns with organizational objectives, acting as a guiding beacon for the development team
2. Stakeholder Collaboration
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather and document feature requirements.
- Ensure clarity in requirements and priorities, fostering understanding between business stakeholders and the development team.
- Gather and organize feedback from stakeholders to inform product roadmap decisions.
- Organize and facilitate project status meetings, working sessions, and stakeholder updates.
3. Backlog Management
- Maintain a well-groomed and prioritized backlog that reflects current business priorities.
- Collaborate with teams to ensure a clear understanding of backlog items and their context.
4. Release Planning and Execution
- Collaborate closely with the development team to strategically plan and execute product releases, emphasizing timely delivery of features and enhancements.
- Coordinate release activities with cross-functional teams, ensuring seamless integration of various components and features.
- Proactively identify potential risks associated with releases and implement mitigation strategies to safeguard the smooth deployment of products.
- Work in tandem with stakeholders to define release objectives, milestones, and success criteria, aligning them with overarching product goals.
5. Product Requirements and Quality Assurance
- Clearly articulate and communicate product requirements, fostering a shared understanding among cross-functional team members.
- Collaborate closely with quality assurance teams to develop robust test plans, ensuring thorough validation of the product against high-quality standards.
- Drive the establishment of comprehensive quality benchmarks and metrics to monitor and enhance product performance.
6. Innovation and Continuous Improvement
- Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in enterprise software development.
SKILLS and EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS
- Proven experience (4+ years) as a Product Owner in software development-related teams.
- Strong understanding of agile methodologies, with experience in Scrum or Kanban.
- Experience with GitLab is a plus.