Product Owner, Data & AI Platform

| Chicago

 

Summary

The Data & AI Platform Product owner is responsible for identifying, scoping & building the NextGen Data & AI platform that interfaces with internal enterprise platforms as well as external APIs This role will be the voice of our internal and external stakeholders and provide cross-functional leadership across analytics, engineering, and operations to define and deliver state-of-the-art data offerings and insights.

 

Responsibilities

  • Own the product roadmap while collaborating with a cross-functional global team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, vendors and business partners
  • Be the product evangelist and the champion driving the product strategy and monitoring the whole product lifecycle.   
  • Create, maintain, and prioritize the product backlog, create actionable user stories, answer questions as the customer/user representative, accept the finished user stories to make sure the work meets the criteria and lead retrospectives
  • Define sprints while driving scrum meetings and backlog grooming sessions
  • Lead user acceptance testing, end of sprint demo’s and training sessions for our internal and external customers
  • Define, analyze and present metrics/KPIs that details current state as well as the future state relating to product success
  • Communicate technical components and workings of the data and the AI processes, models to non-technical stakeholders and external audiences
  • Be an operational technical lead in communicating project readiness. key challenges and risks of a given product

Role Specific Skills

  • Highly effective in translating enterprise and functional strategies to product roadmaps and project plans
  • Keen Eye towards visual design and user interactions (UI/UX)
  • A good understanding of the current market trends in the Data Science / Machine Learning methodologies and steps involved in building successful data projects
  • Hands on expertise  in Python/R and SQL to make quick reads on the current state of the platform.
  • Proficient in using Windows/Mac systems including Microsoft office 365 product suite.
  • Ability to create, review, update dashboards, reports in a data visualization tool such as tableau and publish it to our internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with agile/scrum practices as a product or program manager.
  • Detail oriented individual that drives self-audit with a good understanding of the complexity of  the data and analytics domain.
  • Problem Solver with highly analytical skills, using data to make decisions and comfortable gathering data independently
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively deliver in a fast-paced, matrix environment
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate and maintain relationships with a diverse group of internal and external partners

  Professional Skills

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.

  • Customer Service - Advanced
  • Verbal Communication - Advanced
  • Written Communication - Advanced
  • Teamwork - Advanced
  • Relationships - Proficient
  • Organizational Awareness - Advanced
  • Learning Agility - Advanced
  • Problem Solving - Expert
  • Process Orientation - Proficient
  • Prioritization - Advanced

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, MBA and other advanced degrees preferred
  • 2-4 years of product management or related experience and a passion for using data to maximize impact across multiple products
  • Product/project management experience involving both local and remote teams
  • Experience with data science/ML, data engineering, and big data infrastructure a plus

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Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

 

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611

What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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