Product Owner

US-TX-Austin
Job ID
2017-9838
# Positions
1
Category
Engineering
Position Type
Permanent

Overview

We are looking for a person who shares our passion for engineering best-in-class software prodcuts to help IT professionals solve their problems with an unexpected simplicity.

 

A Product Owner in SolarWinds creates and maintains the product backlog while working with engineering teams to find the optimal solution for meeting business goals. To achieve that, he or she collaborates with all stakeholders including Product Management, Architecture, UX, Technical Writing, Sales and Support. A strong technical background combined with business oriented thinking, leadership skills and a demonstrated history of "getting things done" is essential to succeed in this challenging and exciting role. 

Responsibilities

  • Translating the Product Manager's business requirements into product specific user stories for the Engineering team
  • Working with Product Management and the Engineering team to establish scope and schedule for releases
  • Creating and maintaining the product backlog to ensure that stories are prioritized correctly, and that the team is on track to meet their milestone dates
  • Monitoring and Reporting the team’s progress on regular basis and has complete authority to accept or reject work done (evaluating finished stories vs acceptance criteria).
  • Ensuring that the Engineering team is providing timely assistance to the Support and Sales organizations
  • Collaborating with the Architecture team to create a viable long-term technical direction for the product

Qualifications

  • Computer Science / Engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Track record of multiple delivered commercial projects in the role of product owner, or project manager
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken; comfortable discussing technical projects and issues with a variety of audiences
  • Experience in operating and delivering within an Agile methodology framework (preferably as a Product Owner)
  • Ability to manage expectations, risks, resourcing, timeframes, and other issues
  • Strong analytical skills, a risk mitigation mindset and exhibit appropriate levels of urgency
  • A love of getting your hands dirty when resolving problems
  • Past experience in Software Development

Preferences: 

  • Experience with IT technologies (Networking, Virtualizatinon, Systems Management, Storge)
  • Experience working with both on-site and off-site engineering teams
  • Proficient with Atlassian toolset (Jira, Confluence) 

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