Hotel Engine is growing rapidly & continuing to drive product innovation. With high demand from clients on new features, we’re expanding our product team by adding a product owner responsible for helping define the product roadmap, communicate with key external and internal stakeholders, and increase efficiency by building sound requirements on Epics, Features & User Stories for multiple development teams.
Product owner overseeing 1-2 development teams for Hotel Engine (http://www.hotelengine.com/), the hotel booking platform built for businesses.
Evolve Agile/Kanban process to create better communication across the company and enable efficient, fast delivery
Maintain a living product roadmap and product update portal that cultivates a culture of constant communication with leadership team, internal stakeholders, and technology team
Advocate for customers’ needs and studiously gather feedback and ideas for website and app improvements
Create functional and technical requirements for the development team to articulate customer needs through epics, features, and user stories
Gather business intelligence data to help make data-driven roadmap decisions
Support sales team and deliver product demos that communicate product value proposition, and features and benefits
Participate in and lead various aspects of the product development process including daily stand-ups, requirements gathering, user acceptance testing, demoing product, and whatever needs to be done to ensure successful deployment
3+ years’ experience with product management, ideally in Agile practices such as Kanban and Scrum
Solid understanding of how web applications work and current technologies. You do not need a coding background, but you should understand how the pieces fit together.
Proven track record of driving the product development process from beginning to end which includes user story definition, grooming, commitment, and delivery
Exceptional project management skills and able to manage multiple projects in parallel
Strong interpersonal skills that bridge business needs and development process
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, to drive the entire team to success
Thrive in situations where one must efficiently make sense of chaos
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance in a rapidly changing environment
Strong facilitation skills, tenacious and strong-willed in your approach to drive alignment, focused on business results
Required Education & Experience:
3+ years as a Product Owner, Product Manager or similar role
Previous experience with software or IT projects
Ability to thrive in a start-up, fast-paced, ever-evolving environment
What we provide:
A healthy work/life balance! Kick ass for 40 hours and enjoy your time off.
Three weeks paid time off.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans.
401K and supplemental insurance plan benefits.
Paid gym membership and organic fruit delivery.
Free parking, free option for secured bike locker.
Discounted Wireless Service plans.
Company sponsored events, holiday parties, and volunteer opportunities.