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Product Owner

| Chicago

Description

 

Syndigo Product Owner

Position: Product Owner

Department: Product

Reports to: VP, Product

The mission of the Syndigo product owner is to understand the needs of our users and how those needs fit into the overall vision for each product or feature.

The Product Owner will be responsible for the end-to-end process related to his or her features, including: developing functional and non-functional business requirements, collaborate with engineering to build features according to business needs, train internal and external stakeholders on new product functionality, and function as the product/technical lead during sales cycles. This role will require someone who understands technology and business, a high degree of organization and attention to detail, and the ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide consistency and clarity to software development projects by identifying business needs and constraints, defining scope, and ensuring efficient execution
  • Responsible for defining requirements and recommending solutions in the form of epics, user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Identify all functional and non-functional requirements
  • Work with engineering and business stakeholders to groom and prioritize the backlog of user stories through the release and sprint cycles
  • Act as a proxy for the business throughout development, testing, and release activities to ensure the business needs are being met
  • Develop business analysis artifacts, such as business rules or process flows to clarify requirements
  • Coordinate with other departments in advance of feature and product launches to develop messaging to evangelize new releases, features, or updates
  • Conduct product training, both internal and externally, including, but not limited to: training internal trainer(s), collaborating with technical writer to product new product/feature documentation, introduce new functionality to internal employees or key customers
  • Participate in sales cycles as the technical/product lead. Prepare and deliver technical presentations/demos explaining products or services to customers and prospective customers.
  • Collect and document competitive intelligence

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years’ experience as a product owner, product manager, or business analyst with a technology-focused organization (ie, digital agency, SaaS product firm)
  • Track record of leading technical projects through full life cycle from definition to post-launch
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, able to communicate in business and technical terms 
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong ability to translate product concepts and ideas into functional requirements
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Understanding of Agile software development, CSPO a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

We are located in the Board of Trade building which is centrally located in the loop providing easy access to most train lines.

An Insider's view of Syndigo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

No two days are alike at Syndigo! There is always someone I can turn to for support. We are all willing to collaborate and listen to one another, and this goes all the way to the leadership team; their doors are always open. At the end of a day, be it long or rewarding you can always find friends in the kitchen ready to cheers and share some laughs

Daisy

Account Partner

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love the energy and willingness of other teams and departments to help my team succeed.  The camaraderie between business development and other departments is outstanding and we know we are working to achieve one goal.  That winning attitude of everyone at Syndigo has created a special culture that inspires my team.

Micah

Vice President, Business Development

What makes someone successful on your team?

Syndigo is constantly evolving, which makes it an exciting place to work with unlimited potential for growth. Collaboration and willingness to learn are key to success. We are disrupting an industry and our clients look to us as thought leaders in the space - we can’t be experts without thinking strategically and learning from each other every day.

Nick

Senior Enterprise Account Executive

What are Syndigo Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Syndigo offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Game Room
Our game room, adjacent to our rooftop deck, includes Pool Table, Foosball and game table.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Syndigo offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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