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TheCollegeBoard Product Owner, BigFuture Student - REQ001148_43245530923_15-3175 in Topeka, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12539134 Product Owner, BigFuture Student

College Board, BigFuture


About the Team

BigFuture is committed to supporting all students to make the right first step post high school. Through BigFuture, we reach over 7 million students each year as the leading free resource for College, Scholarship, and Career Exploration. BigFuture allows students to demystify the college going process, unlock options to afford college, and explore careers that connect to their skills and interests. In addition to the student facing platform, the team manages a service that fosters rich interactions between students and the over 1,500 Higher Education institutions. The BigFuture Student team, 4 Product Owners overseeing dedicated design and development teams, focuses on empowering all students to discover, define and pursue their right first step after high school. Our products provide all students, and their supporting communities, with a Personalized, Authentic and Trusted career and college planning service that gives them the information, guidance, and connections to confidently discover, define and pursue their own unique path after high school.

About the Opportunity

The BigFuture Product Owner will be responsible for bringing a data-driven, user-centric and strategic approach to create stronger connections between students and Higher Education, building onramps for counselors and caring adults and creating a streamlined, guided experience aimed at helping all students realize their paths post-secondary. You will work closely and collaboratively with the Product Owners who lead the planning for college, paying for college and explore career verticals as a critical leader in continuing to make BigFuture the trusted college and career planning guide for all students.

As the Product Owner, you drive the execution of the student portfolio product vision and roadmap, collaborating with Product Managers, Design, and Development teams. You are responsible for deeply understanding the product market and student customer base to inform and drive product decisions aligned to the portfolio OKRs. As a servant leader, you will develop close relationships with their design and development partners in order to design and deliver great products for our users.

In this role you will:

Strategy and Planning (40%)

  • Work with the Product Manager, deliver the highest priority features on the product roadmap that are aligned to the product vision and organizational priorities
  • Develop sprint and deployment plans aligned to our product\'s go-to-market strategy, defining feature set releases that deliver value to our customers
  • Collaborate with Product Manager(s) to gather and monitor data on product usage and user behaviors to inform prioritization of features
  • Work with the team to identify and execute upon opportunities for continuous improvement of team dynamics, enjoyment, and performance in an environment of collaboration and innovation

Delivery and Execution (35%)

  • Coordinate work between dual-track design and development agile teams that are geographically dispersed in the US
  • Document requirements and acceptance criteria for features, epics, and stories. The product team should contribute to the writing, but the PO owns accepting the story
  • Own the backlog, maintain consistent prioritization of work, and facilitate backlog refinement with the on-site development team(s). (5-7 engineers per team)
  • Attend and actively participate in ceremonies such as sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review/demo, retrospective ceremonies with design and development teams

Communication, Discovery, and Research (25%)

  • Collaborate with Design Research t lead ongoing user interviews, usability tests, A/B tests, etc. and share key findings with the team(s)
  • Report up and out on initiative health and risks, triaging issues when needed, and developing a regular cadence of communications
  • Work with internal stakeholders such as Accessibility, Customer Service, Communications, Data Governance, Legal, L and A (Learning and Assessment), Information Security, Marketing, and Risk Management to capture relevant requirements and priorities to inform the product design and architecture

About You

5+ years relevant experience: working as a Product Manager/Owner (strongly preferred), or working in a related role with overlap into this field (e.g. Business Analyst, UX lead)

Experience with mobile application development for iOS and/or Android (preferred)

Experience defining user needs and documenting product requirements in small, well-articulated, and valuable deliverables and experience with Agile/Scrum practices

Experience working with integrated product teams, managing backlogs for UX/design and development collectively

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to complete com