Senior Technical Product Owner (Data Platform)

Remote, North America

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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About Bazaarvoice At Bazaarvoice, we create smart shopping experiences. Through our expansive global network, product-passionate community & enterprise technology, we connect thousands of brands and retailers with billions of consumers. Our solutions enable brands to connect with consumers and collect valuable user-generated content, at an unprecedented scale. This content achieves global reach by leveraging our extensive and ever-expanding retail, social & search syndication network. And we make it easy for brands & retailers to gain valuable business insights from real-time consumer feedback with intuitive tools and dashboards. The result is smarter shopping: loyal customers, increased sales, and improved products.
The problem we are trying to solve : Brands and retailers struggle to make real connections with consumers. It's a challenge to deliver trustworthy and inspiring content in the moments that matter most during the discovery and purchase cycle. The result? Time and money spent on content that doesn't attract new consumers, convert them, or earn their long-term loyalty.
Our brand promise : closing the gap between brands and consumers.
Founded in 2005, Bazaarvoice is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
It’s official: Bazaarvoice is a Great Place to Work in US!
Our teams create Bazaarvoice products that help companies understand the competitive positioning of their products.  A big area of business growth for Bazaarvoice will come from the efforts of our data teams.  Across more than 11,500 of the world’s leading brands and retailers, Bazaarvoice sees more 11 million reviews, images and questions added each month across millions of products.  Our data teams leverage these data sets to help our brand and retail clients build better products, build stronger relationships with their shoppers, and make decisions on when and where to offer products.  
You will understand the needs of our end customers, internal commercial teams, and development teams to build a data platform that solves those needs at scale. Working side by side with others in product, business intelligence teams, and engineering counterparts across Product & Engineering, you will collaborate to craft and deliver on a consistent, performant and streamlined data backbone at Bazaarvoice. 
Most of our team is based in Austin, TX, but we encourage candidates in other areas to apply. 

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Interpreting high-level business and product requirements and creating feature requirements, user stories and relevant product backlog items.
  • Writing system requirement specifications in user stories, using the higher-level product management requirements as a guide.
  • Conducting analysis work to understand and fine-tune user and system requirements
  • Prioritizing the work/backlog to satisfy delivery milestones and deliver client value.
  • Ensuring that all engineering teams within your purview have everything they need to size, accept and execute on work.
  • Assisting in preparing engineering demos.
  • Actively participating in engineering planning and demo meetings.
  • Collaborating with engineering leaders to organize review meetings.
  • Serving as a liaison with management, engineering, and stakeholders to provide regular updates on product development and operations.
  • Collaborate with the product manager on building the product vision and roadmap.
  • Serve as an advocate for your technology in discussions with clients.
  • Work with the technical service teams and product knowledge team to build internal training and documentation.
  • Collaboratively define the ‘Definition of Done’ and ‘Ready’ criteria.
  • Being the connective tissue between the product managers and the various engineering teams that work on the “How” of the business objectives.

Must have criteria:

  • 2-4 years of experience as a Product Owner, or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. computer science), or meaningful technical experience
  • Experience collaborating on large scale data platforms and services 
  • Experience in digital marketing and/or e-commerce technologies
  • Experience in Lean Product Management and agile development methodologies
  • Proven track record of delivering value-added software products and features
  • Evidential experience working effectively in a cross-functional global environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to articulate insights
  • Demonstrated experience at meeting facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence
  • Demonstrated experience at successfully managing multiple projects and deliverables
  • Comfortable prioritizing work and meeting deadlines
  • Comfortable organizing and meeting with clients to gather and document requirements
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability 
Why join Bazaarvoice? Customer is keyWe see our own success through our customers’ outcomes.  We approach every situation with a customer first mindset.
Transparency & Integrity Builds TrustWe believe in the power of authentic feedback because it’s in our DNA. We do the right thing when faced with hard choices. Transparency and trust accelerate our collective performance.
Passionate Pursuit of Performance Our energy is contagious, because we hire for passion, drive & curiosity. We love what we do, and because we’re laser focused on our mission.
Innovation over ImitationWe seek to innovate as we are not content with the status quo. We embrace agility and experimentation as an advantage.
Stronger TogetherWe bring our whole selves to the mission and find value in diverse perspectives. We champion what’s best for Bazaarvoice before individuals or teams.  As a stronger company we build a stronger community.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion Bazaarvoice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants according to their experience, talent, and qualifications for the job without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping, and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in every location in which the company has facilities. Bazaarvoice believes that diversity and an inclusive company culture are key drivers of creativity, innovation and performance. Furthermore, a diverse workforce and the maintenance of an atmosphere that welcomes versatile perspectives will enhance our ability to fulfill our vision of creating the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands, and retailers.
Job tags: Digital marketing Engineering Product management User stories
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere
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