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Technical Product Owner
Ref No.: 18-05015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Pay Rate : $ 35.00 - 40.00 /Hour
Technical Product Owner

Our client is seeking a Technical Product Owner with 2+ years of experience working on a Scrum Team. The product owner would be responsible for gathering, grooming, and prioritizing user stories for the organization's web development team. They would be supported by a team of stakeholders as well as the Scrum Master of that development team.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Define and document user stories in clear, concise language that identifies a definition of done
  • Maintain clear communication with stakeholders and the development team regarding sprint schedules, estimates, and prioritization of work
  • Validate completed stories against the definition of done
  • Lead and participate in meetings including story grooming and sprint planning meetings
  • Strong communication skills, ability to explain technical requirements, technical knowledge of development and testing to help define scope
  • Work with Scrum Master to increase transparency through reporting, documentation, and presentations
  • Proactively manage changes in stakeholder's priorities and their impact on the backlog; identify potential crises and help devise contingency plans
  • 2 years direct work experience on agile scrum teams
  • Exceptional written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with project management software or tools, such as Atlassian Jira
  • Excellent time management skills
  • CSPO or equivalent certification a plus
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to think logically and creatively