The Opportunity :
We’re looking for a Product Owner to help us shape the future of education. With nearly 20,000 organizational customers and millions of student users, Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company with the industry's most comprehensive student-
success solutions. Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable student and institutional success by leveraging innovative technologies and services.
This role focuses on Blackboard Learn, a product in which we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators.
Blackboard Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices.
Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, brings efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner.
We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors.
As Product Owner, you will be responsible for driving and defining the requirements of new products and services within our company.
You’ll have a solid grasp on data analytics, strategy, requirements documentation, and Agile / Scrum methodologies in order to deliver a high-
quality product to increase company revenue.
Specific responsibilities will include :
Serving as Product Owner for two or more teams of moderate complexity
Evaluating data and insights for comprehensive strategy and initiative planning
Collaborating with Product Design team, Product Management, the Scrum team, and other stakeholders to establish timeline workflows, goals, and detailed requirements
Using data and analytics as a basis for road mapping
Facilitating negotiation priority between stakeholders to ensure the highest quality product is delivered
Consolidating Epic data into user stories and other necessary product requirements
Establishing initiatives and aligning with cross-functional product and organizational goals
Writing user stories (acceptance criteria, definition of done, in scope / out of scope, and other supporting documentation) and prioritizing the backlog
Ensuring that our product aligns with our company’s mission and goals
Ensuring the delivery of high-quality requirements based on the strategic vision of Product Management
Executing SDLC processes as defined while identifying process inefficiencies to the team
The Candidate : Required skills :
Required skills :
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
2+ years of experience as a Product Owner, Business Analyst, or in a related field
2+ years of Agile experience
A good understanding of Agile methodologies, a technical understanding of products, and is up to date on industry standards and best practices
A solid understanding of the product lifecycle and software development lifecycle processes
Strong communication skills and fluency in English
Accurate and precise attention to detail
Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with Product Management, UI / UX / Design team, leadership, senior management, and internal and external stakeholders
Comfortable working with multiple teams that are in-house, remote, and internationally located
Preferred skills :
Certification for Pragmatic Marketing or Product Ownership
An in-depth understanding of Agile methodologies, products, and industry standards and best practices
Experience with Agile tools such as JIRA / Confluence, Portfolio, Pivotal, etc.
Experience performing customer analysis
Experience identifying and communicating cross-functional dependencies
The Team & Office :
Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.
Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district
Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours
Close-knit and collaborative team with a real passion for what they do
Very collaborative team with good attitude
Benefits in prepaid medicine
Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100
Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings
Different recreational areas for after office hours
Free coffee in office
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected military / veteran status, or any other protected factor.