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Experienced Certified Product Owner - Software
Ref No.: 18-00340
Location: New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 07/06/2018
Title :   Experienced Certified Product Owner - Software
Location :  Hillsborough, NJ
Start Date :  7/16/2018
End Date :  1/18/2019
Need experienced Product Owner for software focused role. Prefer candidates with Certified Scrum Product Owner certification.
Role Summary:
This role's primary responsibility is to leverage strong prior experience with software product development teams and agile lifecycles, as well as experience with various learning management systems (LMS), to help lead and support feature development activities for Tribridge's ContentSphere learning experience platform. This role is primarily internally facing and will work closely within the product team to elaborate market/business requirements from Product Management into appropriate product and feature level artifacts, including user stories, functional designs, work flows, use case scenarios, and the like. You will also help to manage these requirements through their iterations in an Agile product development lifecycle, providing clear definitions of "Done” and corresponding "Acceptance Criteria” for requirements. Of additional importance is supporting the team's ability to translate these functional requirements into solution specifications via technical architecture schematics, design artifacts, wireframes/mock-ups and the like where possible.
The role understands the business requirements and processes of target customers, and how they fit into the overall product direction and purpose, such to translate them into particular software feature and functionality requirements. This role serves as a vital liaison between the business/market subject matter experts in Product Management and the Software Development team, helping to drive extraordinary products. This role is a critical part of the Agile/SCRUM team responsible for executing software development sprints.
This role will develop a deep understanding of ContentSphere and its functional capabilities, achieved by working closely with the product and the team, and by discussing it with internal stakeholders on a continuous basis. This product almost becomes your personal hobby.

Job Activity Description:
- Documents Epics, User Stories, and related requirements in conjunction with other team members
- Elaborates and documents associated Acceptance Criteria and "Definition of Done” for the Agile teams
- Clearly prioritizes requirements for the development team, across must have/should have/ and could have
- Validates completed user stories and determines acceptance/rejection and their "Done" status
- Supports production of content to support testing, documenting and training on the product
- Owns and manages the details of the product, the functionality, and most importantly the specific problems and use cases to be supported
- Drives requirements development/elaboration, including release scoping/planning and managing/continuous grooming of backlogs
- Documents Epics, User Stories, and related requirements in conjunction with Product Analysts and other product team members
- Designs and documents work flow(s) and use case scenarios for assigned product(s)
- Understands and elaborates business requirements into detailed software requirements, functional designs, and backlog work items
- Supports and participates in Agile process events - sprint planning, stand-ups, demos, retrospectives, etc. to help ensure team velocity and success
- Works closely with the Development Team to scope/design features & functionality
- Serves as both the product and subject matter expert for assigned product(s), in support of the Product Manager/Director
- Represents Product Management interests when the Product Manager/Director is absent
- Supports QA in the design and execution of test scripts/scenarios based on product requirements
- Assists technical writing and training staff in validating all internal and external product/release material is accurate and reflective of intended product functionality
- Clearly articulate and elaborate product/feature requirements to architects, designers, analysts, and developers
- Ability to work closely and effectively with the Agile team (scrum masters, developers, QA, analysts, architects, etc)
- Effectively clarify points of confusion with the development team.
- Articulate the business value of the product features to stakeholders.
- Able to work with minimal supervision, while taking guidance from Product Manager/Director.
- Ability to closely collaborate with the Product Manager for market requirements.
Minimum Requirements – Education, Skill & Abilities:
- Prefer Bachelors or Master' degree in a technical or business discipline or equivalent experience
- Minimum of 4 years of Agile/Scrum related experience
- Minimum of 7 years experience in Software Product Development
- Bachelors' Degree in Computer Science, Business, MIS, or related area. Master's degree a plus
- Minimum 5+ years' experience in the enterprise software and/or learning management/human capital management vertical
- Minimum 5+ years' experience working within various functional groups such as Product Management, Product Development, Consulting designing, developing, implementing products in the industry vertical - Hands on experience with enterprise software product teams and SDLC processes required
- Working knowledge of common LMS's such as Cornerstone OnDemand, SuccessFactors, SumTotal, Saba, etc. desired.
- Familiarity with common learning standards such as xAPI, SCORM, AICC desired
- Very strong attention to detail
- Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, PPT, and Visio
- Direct hands on experience with Agile/SCRUM development methodologies required
- Strong relationship building skills and partnering with others on the product team a must
- Strong ability to lead a team/project, plan, prioritize, communicate, and influence others

Preferred Requirements – Education, Skills & Abilities
- Experience with SDLC tools – JIRA, Rally, TFS/VSTS, etc. highly valued
- Hands on experience with Cornerstone OnDemand or certification a plus
- Agile certification a plus
-IIBA CBAP™ (or equivalent) certification obtained.
-Pragmatic Marketing Certified
-Product Owner Certification