Data Product Owner

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Data Product Owner will work closely with the Data Strategy & Analytics Director, the Data Architects, the Data Engineers and the Business Stakeholders to help shape and understand the vision for the data and the data analytics used by the company and its clients. The Data Product Owner will elaborate on the features and work with teams to shape and define the product, the product strategy, and communicate and market the product.

Job Description: Help develop data strategy, defining the vision of what will ultimately be achieved by using the data. Serve as the primary interface between the data team and the stakeholders to shape the product. Coordinate with stakeholders, clearly articulate the vision and strategy, manage expectations, and close the communication gaps. Ensure both business and functional goals are met. Create the product backlog and define milestone releases. Communicate product and feature vision to the Product Development department. Achieve decisions in an ambiguous environment. Lead software refinement sessions, refine and prioritize the backlog, and set expectations for delivery of new functionality, describing applicable use cases. Ensure the required artifacts and product documentation are created and communicated to support the teams and other internal partners. · Work with Customer Experience team and ensure any reported bugs are appropriately addressed. · Remain available to the team to answer questions and provide direction with respect to acceptance criteria, articulate customer desires, and work priorities during each sprint. Work with the development teams to understand technical challenges and make educated trade-offs. Facilitate mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of release/sprint goals. Collaborate with other POs and Scrum Masters to identify and coordinate product cross-team dependencies. Understand tech trends, see how they impact the product roadmap, and how they drive innovation. Follow our competitors and the industry.

Minimum Qualifications: BS degree in Computer Science or related field. 1-3 year’s experience as a Data Product Owner in data science, machine learning, data analytics, or data engineering. Familiar with ETL/ELT, business intelligence, data modelling, and programming languages related to data science such as Python. Acquainted with data architecture, databases, and data consumption patterns in shaping products in MS Azure Cloud. Informal or formal leadership experience. Experience analyzing business needs for data organization. Ability to build productive customer relationships and collaborative internal relationships Set high standards of performance for self and team. Set high expectations for product quality Excellent planning and organizing skills. Masterful written and verbal communications skills. Actively seeks learning opportunities and applies learnings to the job – must have a level of Curiosity. Thrives on working within a team environment, driving results, and achieving business value through the realization of product software. Generates different and novel ways to deal with work problems/opportunities. Maintains stable performance under pressure or opposition. Must enjoy influencing others by creating a participative environment, taking accountability for the success of important tasks, working on tasks requiring great attention to detail and performing complex tasks or working on complex projects. Able to work and coordinate work with remote and offshore resources.

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