We’re looking for a Product Owner to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology.
Education is our passion and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world.
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community.
We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.
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The Blackboard Product Line Management team for Teaching and Learning is focused on helping institutions solve difficult challenges with the help of technology.
This role focuses on our Ultra Platform, which provides students with a simple and intuitive learning experience that they can access anytime and anywhere.
It’s a solution that’s continuously evolving to meet users’ needs, and we’re looking for someone to join our growing team.
As Product Owner, you will be responsible for driving and defining the requirements of new products and services within our company.
A successful candidate will have a solid grasp on data analytics, strategy, requirements documentation, and Agile / Scrum methodologies to deliver a high-quality product to increase company revenue.
Primary responsibilities will include :
Serving as Product Owner for two or more teams of varying levels of complexity, including highly complex teams
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, benchmarks, goals, and detailed requirements
Using data and analytics as a basis for road mapping
Demonstrating the ability to negotiate and influence 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 including functional and non-functional requirements
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
Suggesting alternative processes and procedures that will make the team more operationally effective
The Candidate :
Required skills / qualifications :
A 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 up to date on industry standards and best practices
A solid understanding of the product lifecycle and software development lifecycle processes
Strong communication skills
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
Comfort working with multiple teams that are in-house, remote, and internationally located
Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above
Preferred skills / qualifications :
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
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).
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, gender identity / expression, protected military / veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.