Product Owner

Benefitfocus   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Technology

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 172 days ago

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As a Product Owner you know what our customers want and can translate it into requirements a development team can understand. You have a strong desire to bring products to the market our customers will love. You also understand how to bridge the worlds of business and technology. Working directly with a cross-functional software development team, you will guide products from conception to launch and transform and optimize existing products and features to improve the customer experience. You will be working in a cross-functional program team that drives the definition and execution of a part of our product roadmap, including team members from Sales, Marketing, Customer Support and Finance. As a Product Owner, you will help shape the future of Benefitfocus products.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Work closely with Product Manager and cross-functional partners to understand market opportunities and translate those opportunities is to an actionable roadmap
  • Thoroughly research and deeply empathize with customers, customer segments, and their pains/needs/solutions
  • Partner with our UX team to test and iterate on possible solutions to increase our confidence that what your team builds will drive the intended outcomes and experience
  • Maintain a highly prioritized product backlog
  • Mitigate risk around product development
  • Relentlessly clear the way for the cross-functional development team to be as efficient as possible
  • Follow the build, measure, learn loop, and create experiments to test all product hypotheses anywhere from prototyping to production phases
  • Follow the Agile ceremonies and process
  • You care about usability and pixels more than the UX/UI team, you care about performance and reliability more than the Engineering team, and you care about the end-user more than anyone else

 

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • 3+ years experience as an Agile Product Owner on a customer facing product
  • A growth mindset, you approach to your work is goal-oriented, thorough and meticulous
  • Passion for using technology to improve the lives of people
  • Hunger to grow as a product and technology leader
  • Experience driving complex strategic initiatives and leading a team to a common goal. You can easily transition between high-level strategy and the concrete requirements of day-to-day business
  • You have strong analytical skills and can manage a product through its lifecycle by monitoring relevant metrics and KPIs
  • You have excellent communication skills and your command of English is fluent
  • Bachelor’s degree