• IT Product Owner

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/24/2018 2:58 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-12756
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Fort Worth
  • Overview

    The IT Product Owner is responsible for technology solutions that delight our internal and external customers. They work closely with IT Business Partners, business stakeholders and lead cross-functional teams of software engineers, analysts, and testers to define, prioritize and deliver business value through technology. They leverage deep knowledge of the retail business, as well as technical acumen, to provide a single "voice of the customer" for cross-functional teams. They inspire urgency and drive development teams to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Serve as the single voice on behalf of the business to IT development teams.
    • Build, edit and maintain a well refined IT user story backlog (delivery roadmap) that contains business requirements needed to delivery large initiatives as well general enhancements and production support needs.
    • Answer questions related to needed functionality and the "why" behind user stories.
    • Validate work and accept stories on behalf of business stakeholders.

     

    • Leverage deep knowledge of the retail business as well as technical acumen and collaboration with engineers to solve complex business problems.
    • Use a strategic decision making approach to the prioritization of work even at the team level to minimize re-work and technical debt.
    • Back up technology solutions with quantitative and qualitative reasoning.

     

    • Maintain strong relationships with IT Business Partners and Product Owners and collaborate to ensure work is properly distributed and timelines are being met across the organization.
    • Inspire urgency and drive development teams to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.
    • Encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints, as well as inspire others to high standards of performance.

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • 3-5 years of experience in a Product Owner role
    • Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and tech teams
    • Basic understanding of how a IT solutions are designed, built, deployed, and maintained in an enterprise environment
    • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
    • JIRA/Rally experience
    • MS Word (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
    • Basic SQL ability preferred
    • Able to travel up to 10% to stores, distribution centers and vendor visits.
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