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Product Owner/POS/Retail Systems
Ref No.: 18-75211
Location: Grapevine, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 10/10/2018
 The Product Owner- Retail Systems is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the product vision established by the Product Manager.  The Product Owner is responsible for defining User Stories and prioritizing the Team Backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities while maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the Features or components for the team.  This role requires a dynamic, polished individual that can successfully navigate both the business and technical realms of the organization.
 
BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience required
3+ years of related Product Owner/Product Management experience
4+ years of direct Agile/Scrum methodology experience
Proficient using Altassian Confluence/JIRA as an agile software development tool preferred
Retail Systems
POS
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES
Model the behaviors expected of all associates including, but not limited to, a drive for results, with a demonstrable bias for action; high levels of emotional intelligence, maturity, and professionalism;  giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a consistently high service orientation; and demonstrable commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity
Ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English including the ability to provide clear, constructive feedback to team members and facilitate stakeholder or delivery team meetings
Possess advanced analytical, problem solving and decision making skills, including the ability to evaluate existing or proposed new solutions for potential flaws or improvement opportunities — including alignment to departmental goals and standards
Ability to utilize presentation methods or tools to convey various business or technical objectives
Demonstrated ability to navigate organizational dynamics of a large organization
Experience in requirements elicitation
Knowledge of Retail Systems and processes preferred
Participation in groups or affiliations concerned with the development of Business Analysis preferred
Consistently demonstrates a commitment to policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities
 
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Work directly with Product Management, Business Sponsors, key stakeholders and agile Scrum team(s) to ensure the solution meets the product vision and business objectives
Convey the overall product vision to Scrum team(s)
Translate business needs and set priorities from product roadmaps in order to guide the work of the Scrum team(s)
Communicate ongoing risks, scope trade-offs and timeline impacts to stakeholders to ensure alignment
Manage dependencies in and across sprints and releases
Order the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and business vaule
Ensure the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and provides direction on order of the Scrum Team's work
Actively participate in the Scrum team's backlog grooming session
Optimize the value of the work of the Scrum team(s)
Write user stories and/or oversee and approve those written by others
Split user stories that are too big and/or oversee this activity
Specify and/or validate the acceptance criteria for each user story
Establish SLAs (Service Level Agreements) that address product scale, availability and performance requirements in partnership with the technology teams
Participate in daily stand up sessions
Participate in product demo sessions
Provide acceptance the completion of user stories as they are demonstrated by the Scrum team
Participate in retrospective sessions
Develop subject matter expertise for a functional area, including:
Foster strong partnerships with both the business and technical teams that support the functional area
Understand the business processes for the functional area
Develop an understanding of the front- and back-end systems that support the functional area's business processes
Participation in the Product Owner community of practice, including:
Provide suggestions based on current and emerging methodologies or tools to improve quality, delivery performance and/or reduce costs
Provide guidance and mentorship to newly onboarded Product Owners