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2594 Product Owner

Location: Beaverton, OR

Description:
Our client is one of the Industry leaders in the Electronic Freight Posting business. Your Product experience will be directly helping goods and products get transported all over the nation and beyond. This company truly values its employees and believes in strong work-life balance. They have a beautiful office specifically designed to be Agile/Scrum and collaboration friendly. If this is the kind of position and company you’d be interested in - please send your resume to careers@itmotives.com. We value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thank you.

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
Seeking a full-time Product Owner to join the Product Management Team in Beaverton, Oregon.
The Product Owner will work as part of a team that will translate business needs and requirements into great products and services for our customers. This is an opportunity to work across mobile and web-based products for our extensive professional offerings. This individual must have excellent communication skills and the ability to successfully interact with UI/UX Designers, Product Managers, Software Developers, QA, and Scrum Masters on a daily basis. This role will drive a new DAT product initiative around a SaaS digital freight matching platform. The ideal candidate will have worked at documenting and building exciting new products and features, on microservices based architecture.

Product Owner Primary Responsibilities
• Capable of being a Product Owner for development of SaaS enterprise applications with a focus on guiding the teams by becoming extremely knowledgeable about the team's products in order to manage all stakeholder input, using this knowledge to effectively guide product decisions
• Work closely with Product Line Managers and customers to fully understand and articulate customer needs, problems and processes to enable product definition
• Based on product definition, work with UX and development to create epics and detailed user stories
• Continuously maintain and groom product backlog to ensure user stories are well-formed and include acceptance or success criteria. Split user stories that are too big and ensure that story points are entered and maintained for all stories. Ensure user stories are reflective of the technical design
• Work with Product Managers to evaluate new feature enhancement requests based on market demand, ROI and customer impact
• Serve as the primary interface of the business with the Scrum team and take ownership for ensuring backlog is maintained so each successive Sprint can be planned clearly and efficiently
• Collaborate with the developers, technical leads, Scrum Master and QA staff during product development to determine product impacts, level of effort and requirements to solve customer needs
• Work closely with counterparts in Product Management and internal stakeholders to align on the vision, program backlog, and roadmap
• Communicate with management and outside stakeholders. Provide written and verbal reporting to internal and external stakeholders on project status, including progress against plan, issue tracking, and risk mitigation
• Work with other scrum teams to negotiate for critical path resources which may be shared by other teams
Product Owner Required Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• 4+ years experience working as a Business Analyst, Program Manager, Product Owner or equivalent work experience is required
• Experience working in a Scrum/Agile environment is required
• Experience with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence is required
• Experience with the Aha! roadmap visualization tool would be a plus
• Experience with the trucking ecosystem and software, such as Transportation Management Systems, would be highly beneficial
• Understanding of software design principles, tools, and technologies
• Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning
• High productivity and effective time management