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Product Owner

Company: Hays
Location: Miami
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Product Owner - Contract or CTP - Miami, FL

The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

Our Client is seeking a Product Owner in Miami, FL.

Role Description

Drive innovation and delivery for their product purview, and cross-functionally across the organization. Will champion a deep understanding of business needs and delights, and exhibit best-in-class product development skills and Agile team leadership. They will serve as a subject matter expert, manage a development team and provide direction on and prioritization of all functional enhancements. Responsible for product decision and outcomes related to one or more digital solutions, with a mission to deliver continuous improvement, shape and implement solutions that transform user and guest experience.

Responsible for executing the vision, strategy and roadmap of the assigned digital product, and aligning it with the overall strategic direction.

Manage a cross-functional team, composed of developers and designers, responsible for product development from conception to launch.

Responsible for the why, when, and what of the product the engineering team will build.

Assign tasks/stories to developers every sprint, review daily development and progress, and provide final sign-off for features to move into production.

Work closely with upper manager from multiple areas of the business; negotiate priority and scope regularly, at least weekly, to stay aligned with evolving stakeholder and developers' needs.

Make strategic product decisions and articulate clearly business value to product team.

Perform demos on progress and show mock-ups to upper management and leadership (including the CEO).

Lead designers to ensure the creation of the best user experience solution for the digital product.

Ensure that all business needs and knowledge is transferred to the designers for optimal success of the product.

Responsible for holding weekly meetings with designers for updates and check-ins on progress, ensuring that the designers' progress is aligned with the vision and business needs.

Responsible for making sure a backlog exists and manage prioritization to ensure that stories (and defects) are the top priority for immediate release.

Actively lead daily business analysis, transforming business requirements into user stories and defining acceptance criteria for the current and next iteration. Close gap in language and communication between business and engineers.

Conduct team estimation sessions using data-driven and point-based approach.

Work collaboratively across teams, building consensus and trust with all stakeholders, and alignment around common corporate goals.

Communicate the team's work status to the stakeholder community (along with educating the stakeholders on the delivery process), including announcing all releases.

Coordinate with teams and leaders outside of the core project team to communicate impacted audiences and nature of impact, ensuring readiness and adoption.

Educate the team in various aspects of the business domain, devoting ample time to team discussions on the business intent/motivations for stories (particularly during Iteration Planning and Modeling).

Track down answers (domain information) to ensure timely decisions, and coordinate access to domain experts when more appropriate than relaying the information directly.

Skills & Requirements

3+ years' experience working as a product owner or process/system improvement required (ideally in travel, leisure, or cruise industry)

Ability and experience translating business requirements into technical requirements for developers

Must possess excellent analytics, problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills to facilitate meetings with the business

Strong experience with Epics, User Stories, and Roadmaps

Demonstrated understanding of agile and user experience, with strong digital & technical skills (Agile/Scrum Master certification preferred)

Must possess advanced knowledge of Visio skills to create business process models

Must possess bachelor's degree - ideally in Industrial Engineering

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the Information Technology industry and market trends . Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there's a position you really want, you're fully prepared to get it.

Additionally, this position is a contract role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical, dental or vision benefits.





Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)

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Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information.

Keywords: Hays, Miami , Product Owner, Other , Miami, Florida

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