EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.
Product Owner - Search
As a Product Owner, you will build features for existing EBSCO web based products and services while helping to develop and drive new ideas. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy and the drive to make the company vision a reality.
You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with Product Manager counterparts to define product release requirements. You will work with technology teams as a representative of the customer to help create and refine requirements and backlogs while forming mutual understanding across the development team and stakeholders. You will work with marketing communications helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer.
You will lead the implementation of feature enhancements and new product offerings in a highly collaborative environment. You will implement product vision & product development with a clear focus on customer and end-user needs. This role will fulfill the development team’s need for product direction, understanding the detail of personas and their problems.
This role will be located in our office in Ipswich, MA.
Sprint execution Backlog refinement – Build, Prune, and maintain the team backlog with input from the key stakeholders Iteration Planning – Review and prioritize the backlog for iteration planning including coordination of dependencies with other related product owners Be the prime source for user story detail and priorities Responsibility for the final iteration plan Just in time story elaboration – Keep the process flowing Supporting ATDD Participate in development of story acceptance criteria Drafts stories when feasible Provide examples Accepting stories into baseline Validate that stories meet acceptance criteria and completeness Validates fitness for use Be the only person that accepts stories into the baseline Participation in team demo and retrospective As a key member of the team and the key person responsible for requirements be the key member in driving and developing the team demo Be a key member in the team retrospective helping drive improvements across the team Inspect and adapt – address the team impediments in the inspect and adapt workshop by working across teams to define and implement improvement stories that will increase the quality and velocity of the team Manage communications and relationships with diverse stakeholders, ranging from Product Managers, Project Managers, developers, designers, QA engineers, architects, requirements analysts, customer satisfaction staff Work with Customer satisfaction to make sure their needs are met in the design process, training and rollout
- Preparation and participation in release planning
- Own the team backlog
- Contribute to program vision and roadmap
- Key stakeholder in story definition assisting the team with clarification, estimates, story sequencing and team objectives for program increments
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2+ years of software development experience
- 5+ years of Product Owner experience
- 5+ years of software development experience
- Experience in search and content pipeline related technologies applied to large scale search problems
- Knowledgeable of multi-lingual search problems and current solutions
- Ability to define and document product requirements
- Demonstrated success in a matrixed, fast-paced environment
- Demonstrated excellence at prioritizing projects
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.
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About this company
EBSCO Way is the philosophy we grow by. In addition to ten operating principles, these are the characteristics we value in our people and teams. We strive to fill our businesses with teams of motivated, positive people, unified by a shared set of principles and practices, focused on common objectives. We know from experience that environments like that create success and endless possibilities. We strive for a culture of entrepreneurship. We seek new ideas and encourage innovation. Successful team members are entrepreneurial by nature.
Location/Region: Ipswich, MA (US)