Product Manager in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/11/2019

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Job Description

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The Product Manager will be responsible for serving as a liaison between the IT and various business departments. They will serve as the voice of the customer throughout the software development process. The Product Manager will maintain constant communication with both the business stakeholders and the software development team in order to answer questions, provide direction and represent the business needs and interests. Ensure that all pertinent customer (business) requirements are gathered, documented and communicated to the development team for programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders throughout the development process to gather requirements, understand needs, document process flows and requirements, and collaborate with software engineering to provide programming estimates to be presented for review and approval
  • Review proposed projects with IT components and provide development timelines to the business to be used in the project proposal/approval process
  • Develop functional requirements in the form of Agile user stories and collaborate with the software development team to review, refine and prioritize the stories for implementation.
  • Provide story acceptance and solution validation throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Maintain and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the given project.
  • Ensure work focuses on stories with the maximum value that align with the product strategy.
  • Develop process maps, wireframes and potential high-level solutions in collaboration with UI/UX staff to meet the customer requirements
  • Actively engage in Scrum ceremonies:
    • Providing sprint goal and new user stories for sprint planning.
    • Giving feedback regarding the achievement of the sprint goal in the sprint review.
    • Reflecting and taking action as a team member in the sprint retrospective.
    • Informing, helping and learning in the daily scrum.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 years of product/service owner, business analyst, business systems analyst or other related experience

Critical Skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Agile methodology and understanding of Product/Service Owner role within a Scrum team
  • 2 years working with software engineering teams
  • Ability to facilitate technical solutions, assist in troubleshooting and diagnosing system issues
  • Ability to write business requirements or user stories within a collaborative, Agile environment
  • Ability to multi-task and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Basic SQL knowledge with the ability to run and review queries