Product Owner at Acquia

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Acquia, Inc. is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

Acquia's product organization is looking for a product owner who can cultivate and drive innovation in Acquia’s platform service offerings. The Product Owner (PO) works directly with a Product Manager, Technical Lead, Scrum Master, and Service Engineering Team to define requirements, establish priorities, execute roadmaps, and optimize their product’s market and technical potential. The Product Owner must have a passion for developing sustainable and scalable products, and demonstrate good instincts on making effective judgments as to prioritization, time allocation, and risk assessment.

Reporting directly to Acquia’s Experience Factory Product Line Director you will be working closely with product management and engineering leadership to streamline processes; manage milestones, schedules and processes required to track and deliver product; provide analytical guidance to the engineering team; and provide leadership throughout the entire product lifecycle, communicating and mitigating risks in the context of time-to-market requirements. Most importantly it will be the responsibility of the Product Owner to ensure engineering stakeholders are aligned to both timelines and the value proposition of the program.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage product backlog and work daily with the service team to ensure alignment on the vision, goals, and priorities of the product
  • Work with stakeholders to create and maintain service level objectives
  • Establish short term and mid-term product roadmaps, and be able to communicate data driven time estimates
  • Cultivate and optimize the communication of their service teams to the rest of the organization
  • Lead requirements gathering effort on initiatives and epics
  • Document story details based on the epics after reviewing with development
  • Lead establishment of team objectives and key results (OKRs) based on input from Corporate OKRs, Product Management, other POs, and service team members
  • Develop feedback loops to validate the most critical product changes prior to implementation and solicit ideas for new functionality
  • Create mockups and works with UX on design and write acceptance criteria
  • Be a core contributor during sprint planning and sprint review meetings, as well as participate in other traditional scrum ceremonies
  • Analyze and act on service team performance, stability, and culture to support continued product innovation and flexibility
  • Analyze and act on product performance, stability, and client culture to maintain continued product success and market fit

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of delivery experience using agile methodologies, disciplines, practices and techniques for the delivery of new and legacy applications
  • 3+ years working with cloud technologies/business or related experience
  • Demonstrates analytical skills and ability to coordinate and lead engineering teams
  • Familiar with Cloud technologies, web content management, distributed systems, and the latest trends in digital experience management is a plus
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills with audiences ranging from developer to executive
  • Passion to improve processes, increase velocity, and promote empathetic, collaborative relationships a must
  • Experience with FedRAMP, HIPAA, SOC1, SOC2, and other compliance regulations and security protocols a plus
  • Opinionated to always do the right thing, is committed to building an awesome product, not afraid to inspire and cultivate crazy ideas, and is willing to jump in and own their product from the process up

Bonus Skills:

  • Technical background in Linux or Cloud infrastructure technologies
  • Technical background in Drupal development or hosting
  • Technical background in cultivating DevOps at the technical and organizational level
  • Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
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    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • DrupalCMS

Location

Acquia is in the Financial District near Faneuil Hall and Post Office Square with tons of great restaurants and fun after-work venues to choose from!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund (www.wonderfundma.org) to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

There are a number of different projects we are always working on from maintenance and performance optimizations to new customer features. For me, the most exciting and rewarding projects are where we release a piece of functionality that excites and delights our customers and makes their jobs easier.

Rok

Senior Director, Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The trick to empowering creativity is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.

Brian

Manager, User Experience Research

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are able to influence how content is delivered and monetized by global businesses in 2 ways. Acquia's founder created Drupal, the leading open source CMS in the world and we are proud of our close relationship with the Drupal community. We have also pivoted towards DXP capabilities and offer a full suite of solutions to our customers.

Charley D.

Vice President, Products

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Acquia Benefits Overview

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity and six weeks of paternity, partner and adoption leave, all paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, common areas, a game room, Friday afternoon Happy Hour, and Mac computers.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In Boston, Acquia has partnered with Cradles to Crayons, Pine Street Inn, Wonderfund, TUGG (Tech Gives Back), Bow Market, Horizons for Homeless Children, and the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
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)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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