Technical Product Owner (Cloudcheckr)

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Mid Level

Website NetApp

Spot is a fast-paced startup that operates within NetApp and enjoys all perks & benefits of a large-scale organization while maintaining the startup culture, mentality, and pace. By continuously optimizing cloud infrastructure to always be highly available and for the lowest possible cost, we revolutionize the way businesses manage their cloud. With the recent acquisition of CloudCheckr, Spot by Netapp’s footprint now extends into pure-play cloud management by adding cloud billing analytics and cost management capability. This is an incredible chance to get in on the ground floor of an exciting high growth business unit, which combines the best of a startup environment with the resources of a public company.

Job Summary:
The role of a Technical Product Owner at CloudCheckr is to analyze, prioritize and execute on deliverables defined by Product Managers and other internal stakeholders. As a Product Owner you will be responsible for a portion of the overall SaaS product and executing on its corresponding roadmap. Product Owners translate roadmap and product vision into actionable goals for agile software development teams. This includes attending/leading scrum agile ceremonies, ticket creation, acceptance criteria, goals and near constant interaction with your team. The role of Product Owner at CloudCheckr allows you to contribute directly to the success of the company!

Job Duties:
Meet with internal stakeholders (such as Customer Success, Sales and Product Managers) to evaluate their needs and requests for changes to your product priorities.
Fully develop and maintain a product project plan that helps inform internal stakeholders as to overall progress on your initiatives.
With the Product Manager, communicate epic level requirements, goals, and acceptance criteria while also iterating these items with the help of your technical team.
With the Product Manager, Prioritize and maintain a backlog for team grooming and sprint assignment.
Participate in all Agile ceremonies such as standup, grooming, planning and demo meetings to ensure product vision is conveyed to the team while answering any questions.
Eliminate blocking items from stakeholders where applicable via workaround identification or providing better clarity to requests.
Meet with customers (as needed) to assist Customer Success and Sales with product related questions or communications.
Performs other related duties as required & assigned

An excitement for the IaaS ‘Public Cloud’ industry including new innovations and use cases
A desire to be the “go-to” person for product requirements and a product expert
Software development and SDLC should intrigue you
Ability to say No and explain why an alternative approach would be better for the product and our customers
Ability to ‘sell’ your product at a moments notice to an internal team member or prospect
Drive innovation, service our employees, treat others fairly and with respect
Enable & embrace change

2+ years of analyzing a vision, concept, or customer requests and transforming them into requirements
2+ years in an existing Product or Business Analyst role within an organization (B2B preferred)
1+ years of experience or knowledge of Agile software development (SAFe is a plus) and participation in all ceremonies
Ability to understand technical terms in regards to web development and data management
Preference given to candidates with experience building products utilizing modern data lakes and microservice architectures on Amazon Web Services
Proficient in public speaking and client relations
Excellent interpersonal skills & an ability to build strong relationships
Highly motivated, collaborative & possessing an entrepreneurial mindset
Strong written & verbal communication skills
Flexible, agile & open minded with a positive attitude
Ability to work under pressure, multi-task & adhere to deadlines
Ability to work well under moderate supervision
Experience utilizing a ticketing system such as JIRA or ServiceNow
Proficient in MS Office
Job Summary
Manages strategic and business decisions related to product or product group creation, development, positioning and marketing.
Job Requirements
Developing business case, business plan, product definition and specifications, product launch and life cycle management activities.
Monitoring problem areas; defining or approving planned product enhancements.
Participating in quality assessment and improvement processes.
Gathering marketplace requirements and setting direction for future product evolution.
IC – Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience.Mgr & Exec – Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience.

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