Product Owner – SaaS Company (Remote)

About CRIO: 

CRIO (Clinical Research IO) is a health tech company helping pharma, biotech, research sites, and academic research centers streamline regulatory workflows with one system and a single source of clinical data capture. Our modules allow sites to capture data electronically in real-time, providing data managers and monitors with enhanced transparency, and enabling remote monitoring by sponsors and CROs.

CRIO’s eSource and CTMS system is a leading, modern, enterprise platform built for clinical research sites. Since CRIO’s launch in 2016, CRIO has established the leading brand position in eSource and has won close to 50% of the emerging class of enterprise-grade site networks, many of whom are backed by institutional investors such as VC, PE and corporations. CRIO has achieved the attached metrics, all with little to no serious outbound sales or marketing.

In 2022, CRIO released its Reviewer product, a separate application that allows third parties to review, query, lock, medical code and extract source data collected in eSource. Reviewer is a flexible application that CRIO plans to commercialize with its own site networks, with third party vendors (e.g., overnight EDC entry services), and with sponsors and CRO’s as either a remote monitoring tool OR a full EDC solution. This innovative architecture is truly groundbreaking, and offers a new vision for how sponsors and CRO’s can drive quality and efficiency.

As we continue to grow, we are seeking a dedicated Product Owner to join our team and help us expand our reach and impact. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about and excels at product ownership.

The ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated, hands-on, data driven, and passionate about achieving strong outcomes for our customers. You will have a proven track record of defining products that delight users and generate strong returns on investments. In addition, the ideal candidate has experience working with customers, business leaders, and development teams within an Agile scrum process.



  • Product Vision and Delivery: Work with engineering to visualize and deliver solutions that fulfill the product vision and encompass requirements.
  • Scrum Framework Lead: Develop, adapt, and facilitate the scrum framework throughout the product lifecycle, managing the backlog and leading release plans.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Actively engage with other product owners and scrum masters to develop comprehensive product development strategies.
  • Backlog Management: Prioritize and manage the backlog of user stories and defects, ensuring meaningful, realistic, and attainable work for development teams.
  • Project Leadership: Plan, coordinate, and document development activities for large-scale, high-visibility projects, adapting to varying scopes.
  • Communication and Facilitation: Facilitate communication of sprints, releases, issues, and relevant information to stakeholders.
  • Delivery Optimization: Evaluate activities for maximum business value and make strategic decisions during sprint planning.
  • Stakeholder Relationships: Develop and maintain positive relationships with steering committees, sponsors, customers, functional managers, and project teams.
  • Motivation and Leadership: Empower scrum teams with clear goals, driving sustainable maximum velocity and addressing concerns during sprints.
  • Agile Development Expertise: Collaborate with development teams to commit backlog items to sprints and participate in post-live retrospectives to identify improvement areas.
  • Value Advocacy: Champion the value of product releases at the team level and ensure stakeholder alignment on objectives, scope, and deliverables.


  • 3+ years’ Experience in Software Product Ownership
  • A good balance of technical knowledge and business insight 
  • Experience with jira and Github
  • Experience with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)/agile development 
  • Ability to decompose abstract information into relevant and detailed business/functional requirements.
  • Ability to separate technology requirements and constraints from core business value. 
  • Excellent communication and storytelling abilities, capable of engaging and aligning diverse peers.
  • Proven team skills, including ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels within an organization, internally and externally.
  • University Degree or comparable experience in computer science, engineering, or a related field required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Nice to Have

  • Experience understanding clinical data, clinical data workflow and guiding transformations and integrations.
  • Understanding of eClinical vendor systems and workflows.
  • Experience with 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA, CDISC ODM, HL7 FHIR and GDPR conformance.


  • Work from anywhere
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k company match
  • Healthcare
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development

Annual Salary: $130,000-$140,000

At CRIO, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.