Job Description

As the Front End Web Applications Product Owner you will serve as the key stakeholder within our Agile Scrum software development model to deliver innovative and scalable front end applications to support our clients’ businesses. The Product Owner develops and maintains the project backlog and is responsible for coordinating the distribution of work to the appropriate members of the project team. The Product Owner is the key decision maker on project priorities, solution architecture and design decisions and works to ensure that all stakeholders are aligned at each stage of the development lifecycle. The Product Owner collaborates with and is ultimately accountable to the Technical Solution Manager in ensuring that the solution provides value within the larger vision and business objectives of the client. The Product Owner understands both the technical engineering and business impact of the product release and is ultimately responsible for representing the end user’s needs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with development teams to ensure that they understand the vision for the project and are designing great solutions for our clients
  • Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Act as an ambassador for the project internally and externally, and as the primary technical contact for queries related to the project
  • Translate client business requirements into user stories for the development teams to implement
  • Define user experience workflows and develop design wireframes
  • Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized project backlog for implementation
  • Collaborate with Solution Manager and Business Development Director to define project's Minimally Viable Product (MVP)
  • Manage project scope to MVP and update as necessary
  • Work with both VSG and client stakeholders to ensure successful project release

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience architecting, designing and developing custom web applications or single page applications (SPA)
  • Thorough understanding of general Agile Scrum methodologies
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and comfort level interacting with client resources at all levels and across functional groups
  • Significant experience in managing development teams and motivating to a high level of performance
  • Significant experience creating custom user interfaces using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Angular JS, and Bootstrap
  • Thorough understanding of UI/UX design strategies
  • Working knowledge of enterprise integration and third-party enterprise integration tools
  • Experience managing code sets within Visual Studio 2013, 2015, and Source a Control Systems such as Visual Studio Online (TFS) Effective analytical skills and reliable decision making skills
  • Ability to lead client interviews to identify patterns, draw conclusions, and model scenarios for building effective user stories
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to identify issues, solve problems and implement changes

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to megan.smith@vertechgroup.com