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.
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
Manage a cross-functional team, composed of developers and
designers, responsible for product development from conception to
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'
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
Work collaboratively across teams, building consensus and trust
with all stakeholders, and alignment around common corporate
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
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
Strong experience with Epics, User Stories, and Roadmaps
Demonstrated understanding of agile and user experience, with
strong digital & technical skills (Agile/Scrum Master certification
Must possess advanced knowledge of Visio skills to create
business process models
Must possess bachelor's degree - ideally in Industrial
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
Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)
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