Senior Product Owner

ID
2017-4409
Category
Product Management
FR-75-Puteaux

Overview

We are seeking a Product Owner to guide the development effort of Axway Accounting Integration offering by conveying the business vision to the engineering team, outlining the scope and prioritization of work, and assuming accountability for successful market acceptance. The Product Owner reports to a Product Line Manager and collaborates closely with development managers, project managers, developers, designers, architects, testers, analysts and documenters. This leadership role is responsible for managing the product backlog, articulating the “what” and “why” for each product release and negotiating release contents with the team. The primary focus is ensuring that the release delights our customers in terms of value and timeliness while also differentiating Axway in the market.

Responsibilities

  • Articulating the “what” and “why” of product releases. The Product Owner defines and prioritizes customer requirements and user stories based on business value. This role is responsible for effective communication, verbally, visually, and in writing, with the engineering team to determine scope of work in a given release. The Product Owner relies on and trusts the expertise of the engineering team to determine “how” requirements should be addressed, including architecture, design patterns, implementation details, and test cases.
  • Guaranteeing an effective feedback loop into development. The Product Owner communicates regularly with customers to ensure a rapid and effective feedback loop into development progress and decisions. The Product Owner spends the majority of time with customers and engineering stakeholders, remaining highly accessible to the team to receive updates on progress, discuss obstacles to progress, and facilitate tradeoffs decisions required on a day to day basis. The Product Owner is expected to clarify acceptance criteria, articulate customer desires, and validate that the “definition of done” for each iteration or sprint in the release cycle meets the needs of the business.
  • Delighting customers. The Product Owner is committed to delivering products that not only satisfy customer requirements, but also excites them. This role is intent on going above and beyond to anticipate both buyer and user needs and invoking a pleasurable experience throughout purchase, deployment, adoption, and maintenance. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or comparable academic training in User-Centered Design, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, or closely related discipline.
  • Master of Science or comparable post-graduate academic training, a plus.
  • 3+ years of progressive leadership owning product management and/or product marketing with a reputation of delighting customers, meeting tight deadlines, and fostering collaborative working relationships with engineering.
  • Experience in the creation of more than one product from inception to release with meaningful results measured in terms of customers, revenue and/or market share.
  • Background with direct responsibility as a user experience designer, business analyst, presales consultant, or technical support engineer, a plus.
  • Specific knowledge on Accounting and Accounting Integration technologies

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