Senior Product Owner

Acquia empowers the world’s most ambitious brands to create digital customer experiences that matter. With open source Drupal at its core, the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) enables marketers, developers, and IT operations teams at thousands of global organizations to rapidly compose and deploy digital products and services that engage customers, enhance conversions, and help businesses stand out.

Headquartered in the U.S., Acquia is a Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM company in India, is listed as one of the world’s top software companies by The Software Report, and is positioned as a market leader by the analyst community. We are Acquia. We are building for the future and we want you to be a part of it!

At Acquia we are proud that our company’s founder Dries Buytaert created Drupal and now enables us to be one of the biggest contributors to this powerful, free, and open-source content management framework that powers at least 2.3% of the web. Combined with Acquia’s powerful products, our product team’s contributions have been lauded as one of the best DXPs in the world by both the Forrester Wave and Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Are you passionate about building and scaling products? Do you want to create and improve software that powers thousands of world’s biggest web sites? Then join us. 

About the role…

We’re in search of a Product Owner to help us grow our Digital Experience Platform and Acquia. As a Product Owner you will have a strong sense of empathy for the user; a high tolerance for ambiguity; the ability to navigate complex, interconnected systems; and demonstrate good instincts for judging as to priority and risk. You will oversee a coordinated, rigorous development approach and will be accountable for on-time product development delivery. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborating with the Product Manager and other internal users to understand and anticipate their needs and translate them into product requirements
  • Managing the teams’ backlog to optimize execution of program priorities while maintaining the integrity of the services the teams own
  • Developing user stories
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress at each stage of the process
  • Communicating priorities, timelines and status to R&D and stakeholder communities
  • Quickly becoming a subject matter expert in the teams’ services
  • Participating in Scrum meetings, sprint planning and program increment planning

Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the product, its value, the end user and their experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology
  • Working knowledge of product development architecture
  • Ability to prioritize effectively
  • Uncompromising focus on excellence 
  • Biased towards action and practical solutions 
  • Technically proficient enough to earn the respect of a development team
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Ability to work with large, distributed, international teams

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Product Owner, preferably in delivering enterprise software products or solutions
  • Hands on experience building, releasing, and/or maintaining software as a service (SaaS) platforms
  • Familiarity with contemporary Javascript-based (e.g. Node.js, Next.js, React, Angular, etc.) based web applications a plus
  • Familiarity with web-based Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal, WordPress, Contentful, etc.
  • CSPO certification preferred
  • Has navigated teams through adverse situations, either successfully or unsuccessfully 
  • Well versed in modern development techniques and platforms, automated testing strategies, and Cloud-based solutions (AWS preferred).

Individuals seeking employment at Acquia are considered without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Whatever you answer will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter.

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