Product Owner

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Want to build digital products for some of the world’s best companies? At Punchkick Interactive, we transform our clients into leaders of the mobile space. We do everything—from strategy, to design, to development—in-house in a highly collaborative atmosphere. We’re looking for a Product Owner to join our team and help us build beautiful, easy-to-use, cutting-edge products.

The Product Owner will work alongside the Account Principal (AP) to support our client’s needs within the Agile Team. The Product Owner translates our clients’ business requirements into acceptance criteria for our native app and web developers, provides day-to-day decision support for their teams, and ensures the final products we deliver exceed our clients’ expectations. The Product Owner is internally focused, supports Agile product teams, and owns implementation alongside the team’s client-facing Account Principal. The Product Owner plays a significant role in helping the AP and the product team deliver high-quality products and by defining “Done” and verifying each product increment is truly complete.

Key Responsibilities:

Product Owner responsibilities include gathering feature requests, drafting detailed user stories and coordinating sprints. To be successful in this role, you should be able to identify user needs and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases. Ultimately, you’ll help us roll-out products that deliver our client’s vision.

  • Incorporate feature requests into product roadmap
  • Refine and prioritize backlog
  • Write user stories and define acceptance criteria
  • Lead sprint planning ceremonies and be readily available for questions and clarifications throughout the Sprint
  • Effectively communicate product and feature vision to the team
  • Plan releases and upgrades in coordination with scrum team and client stakeholders
  • Analyze preferences and requests of end users and client stakeholders
  • Refine our agile methodology based on results and client feedback
  • Keep track of industry trends

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience interacting with both business and technical teams.
  • Experience as a Product Owner or Product Manager working with Agile Delivery Teams and utilizing Agile Scrum best practices
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, or equivalent.
  • Experience in the Agile development lifecycle, with a focus on product delivery.
  • Eye for detail, ability to spot ambiguity, inconsistency and contradictions.
  • Ability to balance multiple simultaneous projects and manage own time appropriately to meet all client and team needs in a timely manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Nice to have: Scrum Product Owner Certification
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Location

Punchkick is located across from Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue in the beautiful Smurfit-Stone Building, overlooking the park and Lake Michigan.

An Insider's view of Punchkick Interactive

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a new mom, juggling being a parent and my career, seemed intimidating. But I was wrong. Punchkick is supportive of my new schedule and encourages me to focus on my family. Their support not only motivates me to work harder, but gives me confidence that I’ve chosen the right place to call my work home.

Sarah Hertzberg

Director of Client Success, TUX

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The best ideas at Punchkick come from within our team, and one of the best things I can do to foster creativity is to actively help Punchkickers surface their ideas and run them through our internal advice channel. Getting feedback and support for big ideas or sweeping change can seem intimidating to some, but it definitely doesn’t have to be.

Zak Dabbas

Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

Punchkick offers the opportunity to work with so many different technologies. No one project or client is the same. As a result, you get to work with numerous frameworks, languages, and tools throughout the year. I really enjoy the fact that I get to learn something new every day I come into work.

Gary Sperka

Full Stack Developer

What are Punchkick Interactive Perks + Benefits

Punchkick Interactive Benefits Overview

Punchkick runs flat, meaning that we have no managers, and individuals and teams support each other in making decisions. While we have core business hours, we support our team members in their personal and professional lives through comprehensive benefits like medical, vision, and dental coverage, FSAs, dependent care credits, commuter benefits, work-from-home Fridays, annual cost-of-living salary increases, and 401(k) matching with immediate vesting.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Employees have several health insurance options to choose from.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Onsite Gym
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Punchkick offers 3% matching with immediate vesting on 401(k)s.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Our core hours are 9am–4pm with work-from-home Fridays, but we support remote work when life demands it.
Remote Work Program
Every Friday our employees are free to work from home.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Generous PTO
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Punchkick observes all major holidays and supports observation of all religious holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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