Product Owner

Austin, TX, USA ● Virtual Req #120
Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Product Owner is focused on working within the product delivery cycle to maximize the value we deliver based on our product vision. They work closely with the product manager and product designer to define new features and enhancements to be implemented by the development team. They follow the agile software development process and work directly with a development team ensuring delivery of value, communicating progress, and eliciting feedback. They create user stories, develop acceptance criteria, and refine the backlog all with a user centric focus. They must balance business, customer, and technical needs and ensure a clear priority is established for the development team. 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Develop a deep understanding of the user problems being solved and the vision for the product; Communicate vision to the development team
  • Support product manager in development of product vision, goals, and roadmap
  • Elicit requirements from users and turn problems and needs from users into workable epics, user stories, and acceptance criteria that reflect customer value and user centered approach
  • Develop and maintain clearly prioritized backlogs that maximize customer and business value, balance business/technical needs, and reflect alignment with the greater product vision, strategy, and other key priority drivers
  • Collaborate effectively with product designers and engineers during initial discovery and solutioning, coordinating and driving progress and a user centered approach 
  • Participate in daily scrum ceremonies and conduct discovery and backlog grooming with the development team ensuring creativity and ownership of the team
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers throughout the development cycle to ensure success, guiding direction and focus as they create working software and identify risks that may impede the team
  • Review QA plans and perform final story acceptance, including accounting for compliance related items
  • Act as the liaison between stakeholders and other teams to ensure progress is well communicated before, during, and after sprints
  • Create and/or review relevant feature documentation 
  • Work with the development team to investigate and triage defects, including escalations, and prioritize resolution
  • Gather feedback on from users pre and post release and incorporate feedback into the backlog 
  • Track sprint and feature adoption metrics that inform team and feature success and make informed decisions based on data to build a better product
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Experience 
  • 1-2 years work experience in software development, implementation, or support (experience in educational domain is a plus)
  • Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to work in a changing, dynamic environment 
  • Excellent communicator interpersonally, within a team, and organizationally
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail, while being results oriented 
  • Preferred experience working as part of the Agile software development team
  • Preferred Scrum Product Owner certification
Benefits and Perks 
  • Competitive salary 
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • HSA and FSA with company contribution
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Life/AD&D coverage
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • 401(k) Retirement plan with company contribution
  • Voluntary pet insurance
  • Sweat Equity Program
  • Flexible and unlimited time off
  • Well-being days
  • Sick time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible work schedule and remote work options
  • Family bonding leave 
  • New Baby Stipend
  • Affinity Groups
  • Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Sit-stand desk
  • Monthly stipend for home office supplies
  • Employee referral incentive
  • Calm App. subscription

About Watermark

Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning that will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence system, Watermark supports over 1,600 institutions around the world in developing an intentional approach to learning so that they can leverage data for a more holistic view of learning, faculty and staff impact, and institutional quality.

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Watermark is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an individual based on the individual's race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic or activity.

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  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Virtual