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Product Owner - 2339628

Buffalo, NY

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Technology Job Number: 2339628 Pay Rate: $43-$63/hr+ Is Position Remote?: No

Job Description

*Onsite Contract-to-Hire Opportunity* 


Lighthouse Technology Services is partnering with our client to fill their Product Owner position! This is a 6+ month contract-to-hire opportunity and will be onsite in Buffalo, New York. This role will be a W2 employee of Lighthouse Technology Services. 


What You'll Be Doing: 

  • Build and own the product vision and roadmap that aligns with the overall strategic intent and communicate them with the team and all stakeholders. Prioritize the backlog based on the overall product vision and strategy.
  • Represent the voice of the customer within the team and convey story details to the team; make autonomous decisions, quickly and thoughtfully, to move delivery forward in alignment with overall product vision and strategy.
  • Write user stories and groom the backlog in partnership with the team. Specify acceptance criteria for each user story in support of moving the team to Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD).
  • Work directly with the delivery team to create appropriate information radiators and other communication tools for internal team and stakeholder use.
  • Participate in all team activities and ceremonies.
  • Use a matrixed influencing approach to work with essential business partners throughout the organization irrespective of hierarchy or divisions, advocating for the benefit of the customer.
  • Understand and engage with your customers.
  • Focus on outcomes over outputs, incorporating design thinking methods and analytics to inform product design.
  • Collaborate across teams and with other Product Owners to align the customer journey and dependent backlogs.

What You'll Need to Have: 

  • Bachelors degree and a minimum of 4 years business, analytical, technical and/or product experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 8 years higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 4 years business, analytical, technical and/or product experience.
  • Prior experience prioritizing across competing priorities and quickly-changing landscape.
  • Prior experience actively seeking out multiple opinions, yet making independent decisions and influencing positive outcomes.
  • Understanding of Design Thinking principles.
  • Knowledge of basic product design and development best practices.
  • Knowledge of Agile and Lean principles and practices.
  • Experience working in partnership with user experience teams on product design.
  • Experience developing/managing digital capabilities.
  • Specific subject matter expertise as required by assigned product.

Pay Range: $43-$63/hr+


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