Product Owner

GigSmart is a growing mobile technology company operating within the gig-economy. We use innovative technologies to build our apps that allow businesses who have urgent labor needs to source skilled workers within seconds so that they can be working within minutes. GigSmart also connects charities & non-profits with volunteers looking to give back!

Role

The Product Owner will lead the execution and delivery of GigSmart’s software releases with well-defined, customized Agile processes. Our Product Owner will work with a cross-functional team to design and develop new features that will be used by millions of users. The Product Owner will lead the transition of business requirements to technical requirements using Agile methodologies. Our Product Owner will define software release plans and scope with our COO and CTO. This person understands and coordinates feature backlog for all releases of the platform — and their dependencies on each other.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Implement product management processes, practices, and tools that are efficient, flexible, consistent and allow for multiple paths of delivery
  • Define software release plans and scopes with the COO and CTO
  • Manage the feature backlog for sprint and release planning from development start through QA; Define sprint points with the development team
  • Create weekly sprint reports for broader audiences
  • Lead software gate reviews from development onto COO
  • Uncover risks and obstacles for the development team
  • Handle conversion of functional documents into user stories
  • Participate in bug triage meetings and define priority level or resolution
  • Recommend improvements and drive alignment across the organization
  • Lead and influence others on best practices

Skills and Competencies:

  • 2+ years of Agile Software Development experience
  • Prior product management experience; led multiple software releases
  • Experience working with cross-team functionality including development, design, product, business development and QA

Key Results:

  • Lead backlog grooming sessions and drive solutions to completion
  • Clearly defined acceptance criteria per feature
  • Effective Agile processes and cross functional communication
  • Promote continuous improvement
  • Efficient delivery of features (Quality, Low cost)
  • Roadmap and future product planning

Expectations of a GigSmart Employee:

  • Be positive
  • Work hard
  • Innovate
  • Have passion
  • Continue to learn
  • Exceed expectations
  • Collaborate