Technical Product Owner

| Chicago
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Technical Product Owner – eCommerce Platform

Chicago, IL

 

Who we are:

Our story might surprise you. We’re the world’s largest restaurant company—encompassing KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell—but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than just frying chicken, baking pizzas, and serving up tacos. We put this delicious food in the hands of customers through apps, websites, kiosks, POS, and other digital dining experiences – and we are only getting started. Here in Chicago, we’re building out a bold team of hackers to help Yum! Brands deliver the next generation of software to 49,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries. That’s a huge responsibility, which is why we’re on a mission to find the most fearless engineers to join our software startup within Yum!.

Yum!'s vision for the future is simple: a world with more Yum!: with our iconic brands in more places, and more ways for consumers to access them. The key and not-so-secret ingredient in our recipe for growth is our unrivaled talent and culture, which fuels our results. And like all companies who win consistently, our brands, employees, and franchisees will need to continually adjust to stay relevant now and in the future. The software we’re building does just that: it serves people in new ways to make team members more productive and customers happier.

 

What we need:

Our dynamic eCommerce Platform team is rapidly growing as we optimize our digital ordering channels and technology innovations to create competitive advantages for our restaurants around the globe. We are seeking a Product Owner who can provide direction to technical teams. In this role, your customers will be product and engineering teams building front-ends (web, mobile, etc.) on top of our eCommerce platform. You will work with these internal customers to understand their needs, document requirements, and extend the platform.

 

You will:

  • Work collaboratively with engineers and testers on your agile delivery team
  • Work directly with front-end teams building applications for domestic and international markets
  • Partner with product management to define and prioritize roadmaps
  • Elicit requirements, synthesize and document them into stories for the product backlog
  • Break requirements into iterative sprint-sized stories that optimize speed-to-value
  • Manage and refine the product backlog, assemble sprints, and perform release planning
  • Articulate business and customer value to development team and use it to guide prioritization
  • Participate in the release process as the product expert to surface any issues prior to release
  • Ensure that roadmaps and the product backlog are visible, transparent, and clear

 

You have:

  • A BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Agile product owner experience in a SaaS or PaaS environment
  • Working knowledge of REST API design and usage
  • Hands on experience producing and/or consuming REST API’s
  • The ability to run meetings and drive agenda
  • Effective influencing skills
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – preferred, not required
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – preferred, not required

 

A few of our perks:

  • 4 weeks of vacation PLUS holidays
  • 5 sick days
  • 2 paid volunteer days
  • 401k matching
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Life insurance
  • Half day Fridays
  • Generous parental leave
  • A world-famous recognition culture
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Our office is right in the middle of it all! We're steps away from great restaurants, shops, and bars, and conveniently located near the red line.

An Insider's view of Yum! Brands

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

Everyone on the team takes work-life balance very seriously. We plan our work as much as possible so that things don’t creep up on us and don’t tolerate working excessive hours for very long. We view it as a sign of a broken process that we need to fix. We all prefer to not have to take our work home with us (if we don’t want to).

Gregori

Sr. Solutions Architect

What projects are you most excited about?

Right now, we have the possibility of our work being rolled out almost anywhere in the world, in almost any size of market. When people think about Yum restaurants, they don’t immediately assume there’s a lot of variety there, but when you look worldwide, there’s a huge range of menus, services provided and environments.

Rich

Sr. Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes someone successful on the team is a combination of the individual contributions they make, in addition to what they bring to the group. We foster a collaborative environment, where team members can have an impact no matter their role.

Melissa

Software Engineer

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

We currently have sizable initiatives to build out a new platform that not only will shape our company's future, but everyone will also benefit the next time they order from one of our restaurants.

Bill

Senior Manager, eCommerce

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I've been on both sides of the business and have developed a strong respect for the maker vs manager schedule. I understand that to be most effective, engineers need large chunks of uninterrupted time. I try to only schedule team meetings before or after lunch as to not break up the day, and I keep my schedule open for team members to block off.

Jeremiah

Manager, Software Engineering

What are Yum! Brands Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
What's important to our employees is important to Yum!. We give our employees paid time off to volunteer, and match up to $1,000 of donations per employee each year.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 35% of annual salary up to $25000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $100 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 100% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
The Yum! Leaders’ Bonus recognizes and rewards great performance with the potential to earn up to 3 times your bonus target amount.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 18 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Compressed week, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, Work remotely $2 days per week, Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 3000 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Yum! has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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