Product Owner

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Our Story: Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing software company and one of the leading legal technology suppliers in the world. Serving over 90% of the world's largest law firms, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers every day. As a company recently selected for Crain's Best Places to Work in Chicago, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership all contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact on the future of the company.

The Opportunity:

Come join a driven team of Product professionals dedicated to helping customers and internal stakeholders focus on what matters. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and energetic Product Owner to join our team and help push our products forward to bring them to the next level of excellence in our industry.

The Product Management team works closely with customers, prospects, partners, service, sales, and engineering teams to guide new features and products from idea to release. As a Product Owner, you will translate business needs into technical requirements to deliver technology solutions to help make our clients happy. In this role, you will work closely with many diverse groups both inside and outside the company, be a bridge of communication to solve problems, deliver fantastic products, and help drive success at Litera.

A Day in the Life:

  • Collaborate with Product Managers to make their product vision, strategy, roadmap, and Epics a reality
  • Drive release planning and execution to successfully deliver both strategic and tactical market driven products
  • Provide daily feedback to Engineering on user experience and design
  • Demonstrate incremental progress on release goals and clearly communicate the business value of that progress to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively work with Engineering to write and refine User Stories with clear acceptance criteria which effectively communicate problems to be solved
  • Use market research and market driven feedback to own and prioritize your backlogs
  • Leverage data and tools available to closely monitor sprint and release health
  • Report on sprint and release health with Program Management so you can take the appropriate actions with Engineering to ensure success
  • Partner with service, sales, and engineering teams to act as the voice of the customer and to channel feedback, mediate, and drive consensus between these groups
  • Work with marketing, technical writing, service, and sales to successfully launch products, attend industry and client events, provide thought leadership, as well as create training materials

Role progression:

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Complete our Product onboarding process
  • Meet your team and learn the nuances of our business, and where we are going
  • Understand our product roadmap
  • Help Product Managers and Engineering refine Epics, UX designs, mock-ups, and wireframes
  • Write and refine User Stories for these Epics with Engineering
  • Demo release progress on Litera TV

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Continue to develop a deeper understanding of customer problems and converse freely about them
  • Become an autonomous member of the Product team and independently plan work to meet deadlines
  • Plan your first release with Product Managers and Engineering
  • Create internal documentation and conduct internal training on new features and functionality
  • Report progress on sprint and release goals

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Collate your own operational and product insights to promote continuous improvement and foster a kaizen culture
  • Develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Ensure that your backlogs are refined such that they have a rolling runway of at least 6-9 months in accordance with the product roadmaps

About You:

  • You have a growth mindset and have strong problem-solving skills
  • You are self-motivated leader with a curiosity and passion to deliver great products and user experiences
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to translate complex business and technical details to and from development and client facing groups
  • You work well with multiple stakeholders with differing objectives in a dynamic environment
  • You have a working knowledge of agile concepts or lean practices
  • You have great organization skills and can prioritize work

What Sets us Apart?

  • Work with a team that has a proven track record
  • Our company growth will challenge, and encourage you to broaden your skills
  • Generous allocation of paid time off, and flexible work hours
  • Available merit-based cash bonus plan
  • Many opportunities for rewards and recognition
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Location

Our Chicago Headquarters is walking distance to all major train & bus stops. We are also just a short walk to bars and restaurants in the West Loop!

An Insider's view of Litera

How does your team reward individual success?

Litera is very generous when it comes to rewards and recognition. Just one example of this is how we recognize top performers in the organization every quarter based on our Core Values. The individuals get to spin a virtual prize wheel where they can win anything from cash, surprise birthday parties, or a new pair of shoes picked our by our CEO!

Nicole

Manager, Recruiting

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our culture is heavily focused on collaboration and growth, and everyone is approachable, from the CEO right through to the developers. Though I'm in sales, I regularly speak with our customer success, product, and marketing teams.

Abhijat

Vice President, International Sales

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The best part of working here has been the opportunity to grow and learn. I started when I was 23 and have had many different roles and responsibilities on my journey with the company.

Nick

Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

At Litera, we know that a great culture emerges from the people you hire. We hire the best and brightest, and take pride in taking care of our employees who in return, take care of us and our clients.

Brittani

Chief People Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I'm inspired by the talented group of people I work with. One of the many benefits of working with a small company is that everyone has a direct impact on the outcome of our business. There is a sense of pride and ownership.

Kim

Business Analyst

What are Litera Perks + Benefits

Litera Benefits Overview

Litera proudly offers a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to serve the diverse needs of our unique workforce. While we are committed to enhancing and expanding our benefit offerings, the information in this document is meant to familiarize you with the benefits and programs currently in place.

Your medical, dental, vision, commuter benefit, and traditional 401k payroll deductions are through a pre-tax plan. The plan provides tax savings by reducing employee premiums from gross salary prior to calculation of federal income and Social Security taxes.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We believe in giving back to our community. All full time employees are given one Volunteer Day Off per year that can be utilized at any point. Some employees even coordinate to participate in groups.
Partners with Nonprofits
Litera partners with Cardz for Kidz, Comic Relief, Genesys Works, & more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There is always something going on at Litera thanks to our Employee Engagement Group. From baking contests, step challenges, desk decorating, and giving back to organizations in need.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All hiring managers will going through certifications before hiring at Litera. In order to be a certified hiring manager, you must go through unconscious bias training.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Litera's Diversity & Inclusion Champions Network has one major goal which is “to make Litera a safe space where every employee feels like they can bring their whole self to work".
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Litera has completely revamped our hiring process. You can expect: inclusive job descriptions, certified pre-employment assessments, diverse interview panels, & a shift in assessing our culture fit.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Litera employees can contribute up to $3550 annually for individuals & $7,100 for families to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventative services, 80% of basic services, and 50% of major services.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our plan provides employees with free access confidential assistance to help you and your family meet the challenges that life, work and relationships can bring.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Litera provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 4% of contributions up to $11,400 maximum on each paycheck with immediate vesting .
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
During COVID, have provided extreme flexibility with working hours, provided all team members with a cash bonus to purchase items to enhance their “home office"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a global company, Litera strives to put diversity & inclusion at the forefront and make it a constant topic of conversation. Our employees come from all walks of life and we find it essential to embrace all cultures and backgrounds.

Our core values are the key driving forces behind nearly everything we do! From collaborating with one another to assisting our customers, our values are always front and center of the way we work at Litera.
Our open work setting means each team is accessible and our executives are always approachable. This focus on open communication and transparent leadership contributes to a unique and cooperative work environment.

We are extremely focused on career growth and opportunities for professional development for our employees. Our outstanding recognition program shines a spotlight on employees that go above and beyond by celebrating their hard work and wins.

Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact within the company. We may be biased, but we believe our people are the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always looking to expand our team!

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