Product Owner, Business Applications at Skillsoft

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Product Owner, Business Applications

At Skillsoft, we are all about making work matter. We believe every team member has the potential to be AMAZING. We are bold, sharp, driven and most of all, real. Join us in our quest to democratize learning and help individuals unleash their edge.

OVERVIEW:

The Product Owner for Business Applications will work to improve internal employee experience using the Salesforce platform to achieve business goals by managing a team using Agile methodology. The product owner responsibilities include all aspects of user story creation and prioritization with the business and scrum team, sprint planning, sprint review and backlog refinement.

The Product Owner works in collaboration to align and prioritize user stories through development, planning, execution, testing, implementation. The Product Owner will work to together with the Sr. Product Owner, Agile Coach and other team product owners. The Product Owner will work with other POs and Scrum Teams to ensure all aspect of each deliverable is compatible and coordinates with Business Application management for resource capacity and other priorities including initiative summaries for management and Executive Leadership review, as needed.

The Product Owner is familiar with a variety of agile concepts, ceremonies, and practices. The product owner relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish each sprint. The product owner performs a variety of tasks where a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Create and continually refine a shared product vision, direction, prioritization and roadmap for Business Applications team and scrum teams.
  • Continuously drive alignment of the vision with business stakeholders
  • Realize vision by translating business requirements into actionable user stories for the development team
  • Ensure agile values, principles and best practices are practiced in the team.
  • Provide transparency into backlog and progress
  • Lead the team to ensure the focus is on key priorities and there is alignment to achieve business outcomes
  • Facilitate meetings / workshops, to create a shared understanding with stakeholders, and engage team members to gather requirements and turn them into user stories
  • Work in a collaborative manner with other product owners, stakeholders and teams
  • Influence stakeholders through strong leadership skills and lead decision making with business and technical teams
  • Clearly communicate direction and priorities across all stakeholders
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies of a Product Owner
  • Coordinate with internal resources and /or third-party vendors for sprint execution as needed
  • Lead refinement exercises, accountable for sprint readiness
  • Validate delivered work against acceptance criteria and agreed upon definition of done
  • Demonstrate flexibility as business priorities change
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills and attend training as required to maintain agile PO proficiency and best practices

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 - 3 years of product owner experience
  • 5 years Salesforce domain knowledge experience supporting a Global Sales, Sales Ops, Customer Success / Service and Communities business processes and organizations in application software development
  • Experience successfully delivering functional and impactful products in an Agile environment; knowledge and application of Agile process and principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with diverse groups, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Experience with Agile management tools such as JIRA preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce required or related CRM experience
  • Understanding of service related processes is preferred
  • Experience working with internal and external team members in an Agile environment

SUCCESS QUALITIES:

Personally Accountable for Team Success. We unleash our edge together.

Confident Achievers. We are bold.

Intellectually Curious. We are sharp.

Adaptable, Agile & Resilient. We are driven.

Customer First. We are real.


MORE ABOUT SKILLSOFT:

Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.


Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.
If this opportunity intrigues you, we would love for you to apply!

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Skillsoft does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. All resumes submitted by employment agencies directly to any Skillsoft employee or hiring manager in any form without a signed Skillsoft Employment Agency Agreement on file and search engagement for that position will be deemed unsolicited in nature. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is subsequently hired as a result of the referral or through other means.


Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law.


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Location

Located in the heart of Post Office Square, we have easy access to trendy lunch spots and a variety of public transportation options.

An Insider's view of Skillsoft

What are some social events your company does?

It really varies...we've celebrated the Superbowl, Red Sox Opening Day, National Chocolate Chip Day and Employee Apreciation Day to name just a few. We also have lots of contests such as Halloween Costumes & Ugly Holiday Sweaters. Of course, there is our big Summer Outing (with unlimited Kimball Farm ice cream:)) and our Annual Holiday Party!!

Julie

Office Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The short answer is: transparently and often! UX at Skillsoft is part of the Product organization and as such is perfectly and uniquely positioned to facilitate converging efforts and conversations. We help connect different points of interest and intelligence that all need to be on the same page on every project and exploration.

Hans

Director, User Experience

What are Skillsoft Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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