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Job Title: Product Owner

Department: Product Management

POSITION SUMMARY

The Product Owner will be responsible for translating market needs as defined by Innovative’s product management team into actionable artifacts to be used by the engineering team to develop Innovative’s software products that meet the defined customer need.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions:

  • Leads the development of JIRA Story tasks and Confluence artifacts for the team.

  • Assists with requirements gathering and analysis.

  • Provides feedback that improves the quality of requirements artifacts.

  • Supports Product Management in handoff and rollout sessions.

  • Identifies design problems; develops and presents solutions to resolve these problems.

  • Provides domain expertise and product knowledge to the team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Researches topics as needed for new development.

  • Attends Support Department expert meetings (as needed).

  • Triages and analyzes JIRA Problem Report and Bug tasks (as needed)

  • Tests software changes (as needed).

  • Assists with the creation of configuration and installation procedures (as needed).

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or combination of some college and experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • Library Operations

    • Software Design

    • Software Specification Writing

    • Software Integration

    • Software Quality Assurance

    • Software Application Support

    • Software Engineering

    • Systems Analysis

  • Experience with Agile methodologies.

Critical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Familiarity with creating mock user interfaces using tools such as Balsamiq, Axure, etc.

  • Excellent analytic skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

  • Good research skills.

  • Good problem-solving skills.

Preferred

  • MLIS or bachelor’s degree in computer science.

  • Familiarity with library practices and procedures.

  • Experience with Library Automation Software.

  • Experience with UNIX, RDBMS, Windows O/S.

  • Experienced user of iOS and/or Android mobile applications with a specific passion for usability.

  • Programming experience.

  • Scripting Language Experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OR INFORMATION

  • Although duties are typically performed during normal business hours, occasional off-hours work may be required to meet customer and/or business needs.

  • Occasional travel, e.g. for conferences, customer visits, training.

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or re-assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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