Product Owner

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Who are we?

Machinio is the fastest growing machinery marketplace in the world, featured in Forbes (founders recognized as 30 under 30), Crain’s Chicago Business, Business Insider and Inc.com, and more.

MachineryHost is an extension of the Machinio marketplace providing used machinery sellers with an all-in-one business management platform that combines inventory management, CRM, content syndication, website, email marketing, and more.

The Position

The Product Owner (PO) will help evolve software products through successive and iterative stages of discovery, definition, development, launch, and post-release support. The PO is responsible for driving the realization of high-value capabilities for specific products. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with developers, designers, and other stakeholders (such as business, legal/compliance, and operations) to ensure that the detailed designs and requirements meet the needs of external clients and consumers, and internal stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Own, prioritize, and maintain the development team’s product backlog, including definition of epics, features, user stories, and acceptance criteria
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of product managers, designers, business analysts, developers, testers and others to develop and execute against product roadmaps and release plans
  • Act as the subject matter expert for assigned products
  • Review, accept, and prioritize feedback and new requirements from project stakeholders
  • Bring new perspectives on how we can improve our product to better serve our customers
  • Analyze data to help make better product decisions and continually fine-tune our product strategy and roadmap
  • Balance business needs versus technical decisions and constraints
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of user and technical documentation
  • Assist customer support teams, and develop and implement training and communication materials that allow customers to understand the product and changes made to it

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of product or project development experience
  • Experience driving projects that involve external customer facing web technologies and concepts including, API development, mobile first design, and 3rd party integrations 
  • Experience working across teams: sales, engineering, operations, marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to act as a translator among diverse teams of developers and sales representatives
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of Internet technologies and web-based software development
  • Familiarity with project management software and tools such as Asana, Jira, and Confluence

Nice to have:

  • Experience working on a CRM or CMS product 
  • Familiarity with with web development technologies such as: Git, AWS, Ruby on Rails, Vue.js
  • Background in UI/UX with the ability to create wireframes and mockups

Work Life

  • Casual work environment and a fun team (we’re cool).
  • Office in the heart of the Loop, with easy access to anywhere.
  • Quarterly team events, hangout Fridays (lots of beer & games), casual happy hours and really fun holiday parties!
  • Employee milestone program providing international travel opportunities and tech gifts. And, of course, a stocked kitchen.

Compensation

  • OTE: $70k+
  • Robust benefits package: Unlimited PTO and vacation based on performance, Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Life & Disability Insurance, Retirement Benefits/401(k) and Voluntary benefits.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • RubyLanguages
    • We built our own database!Databases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • We built our own sales UI!CRM
    • We use Google Suite! Email

Location

Headquarters in the Loop, Chicago! Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19 and our teams are working remote, properly equipped, until we reopen

An Insider's view of Machinio

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I couldn't ask for a better vibe in an office setting. We are a very young and determined team with a shared focus in improving our technology. While we are laid back and community driven, we also push each other to become better in each individual role that benefits the company as a whole as well as personal development.

Ryan

Business Development Representative, MachineryHost

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We bounce different ideas off of other team members, which is one of the things that makes this place so cool. Even if they work in a different team, everyone is approachable, and with that, working together to develop different strategies becomes easy.

Ernest

Renewals Manager, Machinio

What makes someone successful on your team?

At any Machinio or MachineryHost team, success comes with a sense of responsibility, organizational structure and strategy within the role. Being proactive, taking ownership, "showing up" when needed, assisting your and other teams with different goals and, most importantly, having a no task is too small mentality is incredibly important.

Laura

Operations, Machinio and MachineryHost

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

I believe our team inspires a lot of our company's spirit when we're growing exponentially. We've recently launched our new SaaS product that's been going gangbusters and that validates the business, but more so, the employee buy-in and commitment to our overall vision of the company.

Steve

Partner and Vice President of Sales, Machinio and MachineryHost

What are some things you learned at the company?

Machinio was one of my first jobs and it has taught me a ton. I have learned several new selling and communication techniques throughout my 4 years of employment. Management is dedicated to helping their employees improve. I have also had the chance to learn about all the different industries we work within.

Sam

Senior Business Development Executive, Machinio

What are Machinio Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer Healthcare, Limited, Dependent Daycare, Commuter Parking and Commuter Transit FSA accounts.
Disability Insurance
We offer short term disability (60% of your weekly earnings up to a max benefit of $1500) and long term disability (60% of your monthly earnings up to a max benefit of $10,000).
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventive care, 50-80% of all other services based on the type and after the deductible is met, and 50% of orthodontia for adults and dependent children.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers routine eye exams ($10 co-pay), 100% of contact lens exams (up to $35 reimbursement for the exam) and we reimburse up to $300 (year) for materials (frames, lenses and contacts).
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer two excellent plans, a traditional PPO and a HDHP PPO.
Life Insurance
We offer a basic life insurance option ($750,000 max) and a voluntary life insurance option ($500,000 max).
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We offer a 401(k) plan that allows pre-tax and roth contributions.
401(K) Matching
Our company matches 100% of the first 3% of the comp that you contribute to the plan, and 50% of the next 2% of the comp that you contribute.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We have game nights, quarterly team events, semi-annual spelling bees (you read correctly), secret santas, really fun holiday parties, trivia nights, happy hours and occasional non-sponsored events.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games, Darts. We're huge into playing games and spending time together.
Stocked Kitchen
Coffee, tea, lacroix, snacks, beer and more.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're really proud to offer a robust benefits package and encouraging company policies to meet the needs of our employees and keep them excited to work here.

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