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We're looking for an Agile Product Owner (APO) to help build features and applications for NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EIS), located in Durham, N.C. At NoveList, we believe that books and libraries have the power to transform lives, and we develop innovative solutions for libraries that support them in helping readers and engaging their communities. As a member of a very small product team, you will wear many hats, including taking an active role in amplifying the voice of end-users and the product line strategy to your development team.
What You'll Do
Work with product management and a development team to deliver features and services that solve customer problems
Develop and maintain productive relationships with development and business stakeholders to ensure timely software feature delivery and defect resolution
Guide the team through user story writing, refinement, estimates, and sequencing to maximize value for users and the organization
Assist the team in determining and meeting their objectives for sprints and program increments
Lead user acceptance testing for all new features and be responsible for final approval of features before acceptance into production
Act as a user experience (UX) and user interaction (UI) lead for our products, developing mockups, wireframes, user flow diagrams, and other deliverables as needed
Proactively communicate release details, progress, decisions, impediments, and risks
Drive team sprint demos
Promote continuous improvement within the development team and organization
Know our products deeply and contribute a genuine passion and enthusiasm for our mission
Who You Are
Prepared, self-directed, organized and responsible
A collaborative and humble decision-maker
Good at sorting through ambiguity
Comfortable presenting to groups and demoing working software
Goal and detail orientated
Excellent written and face-to-face communicator
Strong leadership, negotiation and influence skills
Skills Or Experience You Need
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
2+ years working as a business analyst or in product management (preferably as a product owner)
Skills Or Experience That Sets You Apart
Experience with SAFe, Lean, and Agile software development
Experience with Behavior-Driven Development user stories and acceptance criteria
Experience in the information industry, libraries, or library technology platforms
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