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Product Owner (Supporting Fleet Data Products)

Company: WEX
Location: portland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

WEX Global Fleet is seeking a confident and dedicated Product Owner (PO) with a background of accomplishment on collaborative Agile teams and a strong foundation in data. As a PO, you would collaborate with product managers, operational experts, and technology partners to manage the workflow, planning, prioritization, and refinement of work for the Agile team. They ensure the functional and non-functional requirements and acceptance criteria are clearly documented and understood across the Agile team in order to plan and deliver capabilities for each planned product release. This PO works flawlessly across the organization to support transparency and collaboration, and supports the Fleet Data Product Manager to champion vision and strategy.

Ideally this role will work in Maine.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

Maintain Ownership of the Backlog:

* Know the 'customer' needs. Whether internal stakeholder or external customer, understand their requests thoroughly and ensure they are fully represented in the features/stories.

Prepare and Participate in Refinement/ Program Increment (PI) Planning:

* As a member of the extended Product Management team, the PO is heavily involved in program backlog refinement/ prep for planning and also plays a significant role in planning events. Before the planning event, the PO updates the team backlog and typically reviews and contributes to the program vision, Roadmap, and content presentations.

* During the event, the PO is involved with story definition, providing the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates and sequencing. The PO also drafts the team's specific objectives for the sprints/PI.

* As part of the Definition of Done for stories, the PO will be responsible for supplying process flows and mockups to convey the specific customer needs to the data architect / engineering team.

Iterate Execution :

* Maintaining the team backlog - With input from technical developers and analysts and other stakeholders, the PO has the primary responsibility for building, editing, and maintaining the team backlog consisting mostly of user stories

* Iteration Planning - The PO reviews and re-prioritizes the backlog as part of the prep work for Iteration Planning, including coordination of dependencies with other POs.

* Just-in-time story elaboration - The PO has the primary responsibility for maintaining the flow of prioritized stories before, during, and after iteration planning event.

* Establish Acceptance Criteria - POs collaborate with their team to detail stories with acceptance criteria to ensure a clear understanding of what it means to complete a User Story.

* Accepting stories - The PO is the only team member who can accept stories as done. This includes validation that the story meets acceptance criteria and has the appropriate, persistent acceptance tests, and that it otherwise complies with its Definition of Done (DoD).

* Understand enabler work - While POs are not expected to drive technological decisions, they are supposed to understand the scope of the upcoming enabler work and to collaborate with System and Solution Architect/Engineering to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the critical technological infrastructures that will host the new business functionality.

Inspect and Adapt:

* PO curates the program review demo and coordinates the review meeting (Inspect & Adapt for SAFe, Program Review for non-SAFe)

* PO works across teams to define and implement improvement opportunities that will increase the velocity and quality of the program.

* To ensure that they will be able to show the most critical aspects of the solution to the stakeholders, POs also participate in the preparation of the PI system demo.

Skills and experience needed to succeed:

* Bachelor's degree in technology, data, business or a related field or 5 or more years of relevant business analysis and/or product owner experience

* Demonstrated experience working on an Agile/SCRUM team as a business system analyst or product owner or with other strong project management credentials/background

* Strong knowledge and/or experience in data platforms / analytics and business processes

* Experience working cross-functionally with Product, Marketing, Sales, and Technical Services

* Demonstrated analytical skills and competencies toward planning, analyzing, eliciting, and documenting requirements

* Solid facilitation and communication skills (both written and verbal)

* Must be proficient using a computer and working with software applications like Google Suite

* Ideal Attributes:

* Data-passionate - understands the power of data and is passionate about building products from and around data

* Customer-centric - cares deeply about the customer and their needs

* Translator extraordinaire - help non-technical stakeholders and customers understand how to better use and interact with data

* Comfortable with change and pivots based on customer need or results

* Values transparency and works hard to keep people informed

* Detail-oriented and highly-organized

* Great teammate - loyal and dedicated and optimistic. Able to establish personal credibility quickly.

* Agile and Hands On: Demonstrates flexibility and comfort with ambiguity. Energized by a fast-paced, high growth environment.

* Collaborator: Thrives in a team-based environment. Understands the power of building strong relationships and building credibility through trust.

* Data Analysis knowledgeable

* Experience using JIRA, Tableau preferred

* Experience working within the SAFe framework ideal

Keywords: WEX, Portland , Product Owner (Supporting Fleet Data Products), Other , portland, Maine

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