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Senior Product Owner

Job Summary

Progress is an experienced, trusted provider of products designed with customers in mind, so they can develop the applications they need, deploy where and how they want and manage it all safely and securely. We take pride in what we do, always valuing the whole person—at work and in life. Our diverse life experiences enrich our culture because people power progress. And as a Senior Product Owner for our MOVEit product group in Sofia, you can join us in doing what we do best: propelling business forward.  

You will serve as the customer proxy to the Agile software development teams. Working as part of the Product Management Team, they translate product vision and strategy into a well-defined and prioritized backlog of user stories, where each story captures the specific ‘job to be done’ and the problem a user persona has in achieving completion of that job. It also quantifies the business value and specific acceptance criteria associated with this user story. You will work with the team to help understand the use cases and secure real customer validation leading to successful products that customers love and adopt fast. Ultimately, you will be responsible for driving the maximum value produced by each of the Agile teams they work with while leveraging the principles of the Agile Manifesto.

About the role:
  • Translate product strategy and vision to the development teams to ensure we build the right products for the dynamic market opportunities; through completing continuous market research and assessment activities, build customer and user insights into all stages of the planning and execution processes, and ensure continuous validation of features and stories with customers throughout the development lifecycle. Synthesize information at all levels, including vision, roadmap, and program backlog for the team(s).
  • Work closely with Product Managers to identify new customer pain points and champion solutions that improve value customers derive from the product.
  • Contribute to Product Strategy and Roadmap. Present at customer events and user groups.
  • Act as the voice of the customer to the Agile teams, drafting the  specific objectives for the upcoming Program Increments (PI) and Agile sprints. Work with the team to decompose Agile epics into user stories and provides clarity on scope to aid the team with design and effort estimates. Drive Sprint goals and content through a prioritized backlog. Ensure definition of “ready” is validated through proper acceptance criteria, tests, quality, fitness for use and supports the definition of done.
  • Own the backlog for the Agile teams which includes collaboration w/ Product Managers, other Product Owners, User Experience Designers, Architects, Product Marketing, and other team members. to ensure the proper sequencing of backlog items based on program priorities, events, technological implications, outcomes of PI and Sprints and dependencies with other teams; may also prepare and produce PI System Demo to fold the feedback into the Team/Program backlog. Responsible for User Story prioritization, refinements, elaborations, story acceptance criteria, ensuring stories are clear, unambiguous as determined by the Agile Teams.
  • Ensure that our end-to-end processes encompass not just building great products, but on driving successful adoption and customer success, leading to revenue, value creation, and employee satisfaction.
 About you:
  • Solid prior experience as a product owner/manager. 
  • Knowledge of software technologies and how software is built. 
  • Good project management and planning skills.
  • Stellar communications skills with proficiency in English. 
  • Good knowledge of data security technologies
Extra awesome:
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or a SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM SAFe® 5)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
  • Pragmatic Marketing training
If the above sounds interesting, then we would like to hear from you! What we offer in return is the opportunity to elevate your game and to also enjoy:

Compensation:
  • Generous remuneration package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Enrollment
Vacation, Family, and Health:
  • 30 days paid annual vacation
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • 2 additional days off for volunteering
  • Premium healthcare and dental care coverage
  • Additional pension insurance
  • Well-equipped gym on-site with CrossFit equipment and a climbing wall
  • Co-funded Multisport card
  • Daycare Center for your little ones onsite

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