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Product Owner Product Manager

Kelly Services
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
**Product Manager/Product Owner, Lincolnshire, IL (Onsite, can also sit in NY Office)**


Kelly Services is seeking a Product Manager/ Product Owner, as an Advanced Product Manager, Technical Product Owner (TPO), you will be responsible for translating Product Management requirements into Engineering through the use of Agile practices and common tooling. Specifically, you will author, organize and groom Themes, Epics and User Stories in Jira and collaborate with Engineering teams on co-authoring functional requirements via child stories. This includes increasing the innovation velocity of all programs while making tradeoff decisions on when technical debt is acceptable in the early incubation periods of developing proofs of concept and when minimum viable product commitments begin to emerge for one of our top clients in Lincolnshire, IL.


**Length:** 02/22/2021 to 08/21/2021 (Contract W2)- (Possibility to extend or convert)


**Pay Rate:** $53.36/hr. (W2)


**Interview Process:** 3-4 Video interviews


The Advanced Product Manager, Technical Product Owner will be a key linkage between Business Developers as early Product Managers and Engineering staff. Therefore, you will drive the creation of products from existing ideas and help to develop new ideas based on your experience and creativity. This role is both strategic and technical in nature and requires meaningful industry experience


**Responsibilities:**


+ The position has responsibility for the successful realization of product requirements, managing between Product Management and Engineering in diverse solutions that may span domains such as Cloud Services, IoT Edge devices, AI and more.

+ The Advanced Product Manager, Technical Product Owner ensures that they work with the Product Management and Program Management in broader communications of program status and progress.

+ Work closely with Product Management and Engineering to properly manage, forecast, and deliver on requirements per Agile program increments and sprint plans.

+ Manage variable and changing requirements via groomed backlogs, engineering commits and quality assurance testing (unit and system).

+ Manage product related communications to both internal and external associates. In some cases support customer requirements clarification and customer pilot deployments.

+ Collaboratively manage and own solution technology decisions to balance alignment with wider enterprise architectural guidelines while supporting innovation achieved through new technologies.

+ Participate in Agile planning, daily stand-ups, demonstrations and retrospectives with engineering teams to structure, drive and support product development and delivery.

+ The Advanced Product Manager, Technical Product Owner work closely with internal stakeholders throughout the development process in negotiating design trade-offs that may be needed, while preserving the strategies and features intended in the Product Management requirements.


**Requirements:**


+ Preferred Education: BS in Computer Science or related field Masters Degree in related technical field preferred

+ Preferred Work Experience (years): 5+ years experience, including at least 3 years as a technical product owner or leader of technical deliveries in related discipline or technology industry.

+ The Technical Product Owner may have had previous job titles such as Solution Architect, Software Development Manager, Software Architect.


**Qualifications:**


+ Technical in nature, thrives on complex technical challenges.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to interact with a wide array of stakeholders: from market, product and business-oriented staff to engineering, QA and Dev Ops.

+ Strong communication skills including written, verbal and oral presentation skills as well as ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management and other managers.

+ Ability to assess complex technical landscapes and create focused, integrated product plans.

+ Experience of cloud platform, computer vision and machine learning solutions is desirable.

+ Attention to detail, and strong understanding of complex products and systems.

+ Multi-task and manage complex programs.

+ Highly creative with ability to think strategically while focused on executing daily.

+ Experience and market knowledge in assigned product vertical, category or technology preferred.

+ The successful candidate will be a self-starter.

+ Inquisitive with a desire to seek out and learn about new technologies and market trends.

+ This individual must be adaptable, persuasive, tenacious and perceptive in order to plan and execute a well-developed plan.

+ Team player with experience of motivating engineering teams to deliver on time.

+ Strong planning and execution skills. Able to prioritize work to maximize value delivered.

+ Knowledge and experience of the full software development life cycle and processes.

+ Excellent skills in Atlassian Suite of tools, namely Jira.

+ Strong skills Microsoft business applications namely Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


**Apply Today!**


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


By partnering with Kelly IT, youll have direct connections to top companies around the globegiving you the chance to put your tech skills to work on some of todays most intriguing, innovative, and high-visibility projects. In a world where change is the only constant, our unparalleled connections and IT market expertise help you take your skills exactly where you want to go. Were here to help you gain experience, keep learning, and move your career forward.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2021-02-08 Expires: 2021-03-11

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