Zedge (51-200 Employees, 35% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)
Zedge seeks an experienced Product Owner to join our fast-paced organization. If you have a gift for thinking outside the box, enjoy solving difficult problems, and working with diverse agile teams, we want your help to keep us moving quickly as we scale our organization.
Product Owners at Zedge represent the customer at all stages of our development process, and are responsible for transforming the high-level vision of Product Managers into detailed requirements for our development Tribes. To do this, they work closely with a range of stakeholders for the product, including finance, marketing, and others to ensure all requirements for new development initiatives are clearly defined and communicated. Product Owners then groom the resulting tasks in JIRA, prioritize the backlog, and run all the SCRUM ceremonies for their Tribe: sprint planning sessions, daily stand-ups, sprint retrospectives, and initiative postmortems. They also participate in weekly Scrum of Scrums sessions for all Tribes, and are members of the Product Steering Group that approves and prioritizes new initiatives.
To succeed in this role, you must be a natural-born leader with a talent for project coordination and delegation. You will work closely with other members of the product management team, UX designers, your software development tribe and other groups across our organization to complete initiatives and launch products that require coordinating the efforts of multiple employees. You will identify dependencies and blockers, ensure they are resolved efficiently, and drive your tribe to complete all its work on schedule and within budget.
As Product Owner of Zedge’s Billing Tribe, you will support multiple Product Managers and other stakeholders across a variety of Zedge products, on any and all initiatives that have any monetization components. You should have experience managing multiple complete product development cycles, possess superior analytical abilities and expert product judgment. A successful candidate will have a technical background, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as great project management and communication competencies.
⚡️ Collaborate across teams and with architects and other leaders to identify the best technical solution for a given feature or capability, always keeping customer needs foremost
⚡️ Turn Product Managers’ and other Stakeholders’ high-level goals for product enhancements into detailed user stories
⚡️ Fully document those user stories in JIRA and Confluence, ensuring all stories have clear acceptance criteria
⚡️ Lead grooming sessions to maintain a consistently up-to-date backlog of tasks
⚡️ Work with Product Managers and technical leads to groom that backlog, plan sprints and set team priorities
⚡️ Run all the Tribe’s SCRUM ceremonies: sprint planning, stand-ups, and retrospectives
⚡️ Participate in all cross-product ceremonies: Scrum of Scrums, Product Planning, Product Steering
⚡️ Track your team’s progress towards sprint goals and realign the team’s focus each week in order to complete the highest priority deliverables on schedule
⚡️ Participate in process improvement activities
Bachelor’s degree in Software Development, Product Management (Product Manager), or equivalent experience required
Minimum 3+ years of relevant work experience in mobile app and/or web development
Minimum 3+ years’ experience with billing and reporting systems
Minimum 3+ years’ experience in a role exhibiting excellent written and oral communications, effective interpersonal skills, project management, and strong formal presentation abilities
Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
In-depth knowledge of Agile methodologies and Atlassian products (JIRA, Confluence)
Monthly compensation of EUR 3000-5000 gross
Very little technical debt – we write most of the software from scratch, constantly learn and use the newest technologies
We are remote-first, and we will continue to be – there is no need to go to the office, but you can choose what’s best for you
- Private health insurance (that includes gym, mental health and many more things);
- Home office budget (whatever you need – noise-canceling headphones, gaming chair, etc.);
- Learning budget (a solid amount that can be spent, using up to 10% of your working time);
- Free books of your choice;
- Extra day-off on your birthday;
- 24/7 access to our office located near the city center.
Only selected candidates will be informed.