Technical Product Owner & Consultant

 Bitovi - Company site
 August 5, 2022
 Chicago IL 60606 United States

PLEASE NOTE: At this time we are placing a preference on candidates located in the United States and Canada. 

Bitovi is looking for Technical Product Owners to join us as we transform technology delivery. If you have ideas on how to make technology delivery more collaborative, validation driven & swift, we want to work with you!

WHO YOU ARE

You’re experienced working on technology delivery teams and interfacing with stakeholders.   You thrive on process and organization, and have the expertise to help define, prioritize and execute a technical plan that enables technical team members to deliver a quality software product to end-users.  

You’ll excel in this role and fit in well at Bitovi if you have:

  • 5+ years related technology experience, 3+ years technology project/program management experience
  • BA/BS degree or related experience
  • Experience engaging in product discovery, planning, and driving technical product value
  • Ability to break down mockups and wireframes into actionable stories
  • Experience creating, communicating, and managing detailed project plans that span across multiple partners 
  • Experience reviewing processes and identifying pain points to deliver operational efficiencies
  • Ability to lead estimation processes with teams while managing dependencies, resource capacity, and schedule
  • Interest and experience working with clients directly and joining new projects 
  • Excellent oral and written communications, interpersonal, negotiation, project planning, judgment, leadership, decision-making, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with matrix working relationships, and best practices of Agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, and XP
  • Experience and/or certification as an Agile product owner and scrum master 
  • Consulting experience is nice to have

 

WHO WE ARE 

Bitovi works with companies who want a true partner in building outcome-focused apps. Our collaborative approach is driven by validation to deliver the swiftest route to the most valuable solution. We’re driven by the desire to provide value – to our clients, to the technology community, and to our incredible team. 

Every day, we design and build a wide variety of high-profile applications built with tests, full docs, and a deployment process in place. We discuss and design architectures, review code, and research new front-end technologies. We talk to our clients directly, guiding them through the process, identifying potential problems and unknowns, and tackling challenges.  

We help one another freely. We keep a Slack channel called ask-help and it’s used constantly. We develop new skills, build better developer tools, and work on new types of projects regularly – and take the time to present at conferences, give trainings, and run meetups. We’re huge devotees of open source, and our community of developers is second to none. 

Our fully remote team consists of about 80 developers and designers located around the US and Canada. We welcome diversity and non-traditional paths into the developer profession – we want the right person, not the right collection of tech keywords. 

You can learn more about us with this short read:Hello Potential Bitovian

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO AT BITOVI 

Consult and Manage.  You’ll consult and meet with clients regularly to learn about their needs and update them on the progress of their projects.   You’ll provide product process leadership and work collaboratively with the technical delivery team.   The bulk of your day will be spent on the following:

  • Actively participate in roadmap planning and help align product initiatives with business objectives and strategies
  • Deliver business and technical expertise to the feature teams for the purpose of completing the design, coding, testing, and implementation phases of the project life cycle
  • Develop technical requirements from business requirements and prioritize them. Break requirements down to workable sizes and user stories
  • Managing and appropriately escalating risks, issues, and changes 
  • Managing and refining the product backlog, assemble sprints, and perform release planning
  • Participating in the release process as the product expert to surface any issues prior to release
  • Ensuring that roadmaps and the product backlog are visible, transparent, and clear to brand partners

Travel. Pre-Covid, our development team traveled to meet with our clients in person, and we’ll be doing so again in the future. Travel averages 3-5 days every quarter, and we’ll always be working with your schedule.  

Teach. You’ll have protected time to present at conferences, give trainings, plan and run meetups or local groups, and create various kinds of content in your area of expertise, with Bitovi’s full support. 

 

WHAT WE OFFER 

First and foremost: you’ll get to be part of a supportive, talented, amazing team who supports and challenges one another to do their most exceptional work. You’ll get to contribute to and lead a diverse array of projects, expand your skills and stature in the tech community, and build a portfolio of work you’re passionate about and proud of. 

You’ll also enjoy excellent benefits, including: 

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus opportunity 
  • Completely remote work with flexible hours 
  • 401(k) matching 
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation in addition to 7 paid holidays 
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance 
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave 
  • Biannual company retreats to places like Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Amelia Island (on hold during Covid, but definitely to return!) 
  • Mini virtual retreats held quarterly during Covid 

 

HOW TO APPLY  

Write a resume and a thoughtful introduction that includes: 

  • Why you’re interested in this role
  • Something you recently worked on and are proud of 
  • A fun fact about yourself