Technical Product Owner

Denver, CO 80202

Employment Type: Contract/CTH/Perm Job Category: Business Analyst Job Number: 19434

Technical Product Owner/BA

Responsibilities:
  • Manages the flow of work to the team, selecting and refining items from the backlog.
  • Owns and maintains (grooms) the product backlog (features and bugs) and ensures that everyone knows what is on it and what the priorities are, progress against it what to defer and is kept visible.
  • The product owner may be supported by other individuals but must be a single person
  • Interface to the business owners of the project (stakeholders)
  • Decide what work will be done for each phase of their product' s life cycle (product road map)
  • Reducing scope, if needed to meet dates
  • Work with the UI/UX in flushing out design and requirements
  • Develop products by conducting research and identifying potential products and product enhancements
  • Translating product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes
  • Generating product requirements and specifications and time based plans for product introduction
  • Creating buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external stakeholders/partners
  • Drive product launches including working with operations, executives, and other product team members
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company' s product to competitors' products.

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria 
  • 5+ years work experience in product management or product owner
  • Track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle
  • May manage multiple aspects of the product in parallel
  • Ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
  • Technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’ s sleeves to get the job done
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Computer Science or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Acts as a leader or mentor within the Product team (mentor Product Analyst and Product Owner I roles) 
  • Documents and drives best practices and standard procedures throughout the team
  • Operates autonomously with limited input on tactical tasks 

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