As a Product Owner you will be an advocate for the product and the business, which means doing the right thing for our customers, our partners, and our people. To be an effective advocate you will serve our agile teams by sharing your vision, articulating detailed work items, participating in scrum ceremonies, and being highly available to answer questions as the business and customer representative. You will be at your best when you are focused on supporting the engineering team to manage the software development details to exceed expectations of all stakeholders.
What you will do:
- Work collaboratively with product leadership to formulate our product vision, strategy and roadmap.
- Motivate your agile team and the business by clearly communicating the long- and short-term vision for the product and the future that vision will create.
- Update our vision as we iterate and learn.
- Listen to suggestions from all stakeholders, evaluate their input, and then prioritize across all available ideas. The PO owes it to all stakeholders to consider their requests, and make prioritization decisions based on both technical and business considerations.
- Keep abreast of trends, competition, and innovation, and revise plans to maintain our market leadership.
- Proactively monitor product performance and work to identify issues and take appropriate action.
- Participate in agile ceremonies performed by your team, ex. backlog refinement, daily standups, end of sprint reviews, retrospectives, etc.
- Author epics, stories and tasks, with acceptance criteria that ensure the goals will be met.
- Identify and prioritize stories that are quick to accomplish, provide value, and contribute to the larger vision while understanding that doing the hard work, or what we will learn the most from, can provide great value.
- Understand where all work is at any given time so that you can provide a high-level summary of each work item and its current state.
- Coordinate with other departments and product owners on identifying dependencies, new feature training, roadmaps, gathering product feedback, etc.
- Review data to monitor the health and performance of product changes across various channels. Use data findings to determine opportunities for improvements, tests, and other areas of optimization.
- Look for ways to make the business better - which often includes focusing on aspects that the business may not realize can be improved upon. The goal: always look for changes that can improve happiness, add value, reduce cost, or enhance productivity.
You should have:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 3+ years of experience in product ownership, preferably with e-commerce, web, internet, or mobile web applications
- Passion for working in a highly collaborative, fun, fast paced environment
- Self-motivation and great organization
- Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate both revolutionary and evolutionary ideas to a variety of audiences that could be technical or non-technical
- Curiosity and can-do attitude to overcome obstacles, flow with changes, and take on challenges with a positive, solution-oriented mindset
- Certified Product Owner is a plus
Why you would want to work for InsureMyTrip:
Joining the InsureMyTrip family means having the advantages of being part of a leading company while enjoying many of the benefits more typical of startup culture. You’ll have the ability to quickly make an impact, influence key strategic decisions and create or change process. Plus, you’ll grow your career in an environment that features an open-door management style, casual dress and smart co-workers who are passionate about success and growth. InsureMyTrip seeks top talent for all our key roles as we set the stage for even stronger future growth.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and are an equal opportunity employer. Benefits include:
- Generous paid time off (PTO), including 12 paid company holidays.
- Flexible schedules and the ability work remotely.
- 401(k) match.
- Health and dental insurance, vision plan, long-term disability and life insurance.
- A modern start-up culture backed by an established and proven management team
What’s a modern start-up culture? Glad you asked. It means Town Hall style meetings by the CEO where anyone can ask anything and get real answers. It means quarterly 2-day hackathons open to all, ping-pong in the warehouse, a good work life balance, couches and comfy chairs, and food, so much food... It means bumping into the CEO at the Keurig and chatting about weekend plans. It means having a respected voice. Most importantly, it means enjoying your job.