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Associate Product Owner

| Chicago

Overview of Role:
As a Product Owner, you are helping to evolve our products and bring to market new features. The PO is a key member of 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 Scrum Master. 
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'.
  • Work cross-functionally to align internal stakeholders on near-term goals and priorities.
  • Own and participate in team Scrum ceremonies such as backlog grooming, stand-ups, and sprint planning in cooperation with the Scrum Master.
  • Partner with Product Managers to ensure prioritization supports product strategy, market needs, and overall company vision.
  • Support beta tests and product launches.
  • Manage select vendor relationships, acting as a liaison for Customer Success.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a similar product management/business analyst type role preferred, but straight out of college are welcome to apply!
  • Experience of familiarity with Agile Scrum Methodology for software development a plus
  • 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 from 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 uncertainty
  • Flexibility in the day to day
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor and growth mindset
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

Brownie points for:

  • Experience in the HR technology space
  • Understanding of JIRA, Git, Dev, QA, to UAT and Launch
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Location

363 W. Erie St. Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60654

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