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Product Owner / Scrum Master (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Product Owner / Scrum Master for our client in Pennington, NJ. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for maximizing the value for a product. Defines the vision and roadmap for the product, defining and prioritizing stories in the product backlog, and articulating this to both stakeholders and the development team. Works closely with stakeholders to understand their needs, and with the Product Manager in a scaled Agile model to ensure there is alignment. Possess a working knowledge of the product, and basic understanding of the business or technology domain. With some guidance, creates the vision and roadmap for the product to align with strategic direction for the business or technology domain. Communicates the product vision and roadmap to stakeholders and the team. Collaborates with stakeholders to understand their needs and problems. Creates and prioritizes work for one team. Learning to collaborate with cross-functional teams. With some guidance, creates and prioritizes stories in the product backlog. Refines stories with the team to ensure there are enough ready stories to load the next 1-2 sprints. Reviews and accepts stories and is empowered to make on-the-spot decisions on scope and requirements. Works in partnership with the team to ensure that optimum value is obtained through technology and through an advanced understanding of the business. Individual contributor.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Product Owner for agile teams
  • 2+ years’ experience with JIRA/Confluence
  • High degree of organization, individual initiative, and personal accountability
  • Highly motivated self-starter able to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile processes and principles
  • Ability to drive various Agile ceremonies for a small team including Daily Stand Up, Backlog grooming, System Demos etc.

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in Business Analyst and/or Operational role.
  • Innovation skills and vision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Demonstrable experience with spreadsheet and data analysis.
  • Ability to communicate with business partners.
  • Highly organized with ability to multi-task.
  • Understanding of workflow design and task-driven logic configuration.

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