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Product Owner

Company: Ascential
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

You are the representative and primary point of contact for media product enhancements with our digital marketing business. You will collaborate with customers, technology and business partners to drive a product roadmap to support our media business. You'll quickly build expertise with a specific product and define plans to innovate and evolve its features and functions. Success requires an entrepreneurial spirit, great communication, and a balanced background in both business analysis, stakeholder management, and delivery of large-scale technology platforms. Our product owners come from a variety of backgrounds, including ecommerce, software engineering, business analysis and the start-up community. We are looking for the person with the right attitude to learn and be expand our product in an agile environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build strong working relationship with customers and internal teams
  • Well versed in Agile methodologies (Sprints, Epics, MVP)
  • Strong working knowledge of database, data structure, and Big Data concepts
  • Need to have working knowledge of Python, ETL, SQL, Red Shift
  • Knowledge of architecting large data sets and modelling
  • Ability to drive strategy and road mapping
  • Lead stakeholder meetings to identify opportunities and product priorities
  • Create and maintain the product backlog for specific innovation initiatives
  • Conduct planning sessions with the teams to prioritize work in upcoming sprints
  • Engage directly and daily with delivery teams to execute the project
  • Ensure product acceptance and readiness at key phases of the delivery cycle
  • Develop communication materials and lead communication efforts around the product, priorities and future roadmaps

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other activities you are required to deliver

Your Experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years as a developer, business analyst, team lead, product owner or other delivery role
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Passion for technology, and business opportunities that it presents, with the ability to comprehend both technical and business topics to recommend options and solutions
  • Working knowledge of Key Digital Marketing concepts (SEM, Paid Search, SEO, Display advertising)
  • Keen focus on what drives the business (revenue, cost savings, strategic investment)
  • Proven ability to work in cross-functional teams towards mutual success
  • Good communication skills - ability to speak with impact and be persuasive
  • Gather and evaluate user requirements, in collaboration with Data and technology engineers.
  • Design and create mockups and user journeys for a wide range of devices including Internal and external audience
  • Work in a high transactional, dynamic environment is a must
  • Listen to your customers and create feedback loops

Technical Qualifications:

  • Cloud based technologies
  • Adobe Cloud
  • Programming Skills (HTML, Angular, JavaScript)
  • Tableau/High Charts
  • AWS technologies
  • Ecommerce platforms
  • Digital Marketing platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Product Owner certification is a plus
  • Working knowledge in successful working within a technical team
  • Detail-oriented, good project management and organizational skills with the ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Constant eagerness to streamline/automate tedious processes versus doing the manual work to get it done
  • Willingness to get into the weeds to the more granular data to find a solution
  • Ability to thrive in dynamic and demanding situations without prescriptive direction

Keywords: Ascential, Baltimore , Product Owner, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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