Technical Product Owner (USA Remote or Pittsburgh, PA)

Remote
Full Time
Engineering
Experienced

Why join Seegrid?

**Fast Company recently ranked Seegrid as one of the world's most innovative Robotics companies

Seegrid is the leading provider of self-driving industrial vehicles. We develop and deliver mobile robots and enterprise software for global leaders in logistics, manufacturing, warehousing, and e-commerce. Our suite of solutions includes vision-guided vehicles, fleet management software, actionable analytics, and best-in-class service and support. Our unique and proven technology sets us apart—our automation solutions have safely driven millions of autonomous miles in real production facilities without a single personnel safety incident. We are seeking energetic, bright, and friendly people to help achieve our vision: to fortify global supply chains and create profitable economies with safe, seamless, and smart mobile robotics solutions. 

** Will only consider candidates that are located within the United States

Technical Product Owner

The Technical Product Owner is responsible for driving solution definitions that support business ideas and product concepts at a team, program, and enterprise level through gathering and translating testable requirements into software solutions. The technical product owner has deep domain knowledge, and strong experience in collaborating with a diverse team including product managers, software developers, and quality engineers. Partnering with business and technology stakeholders they manage metric based development backlogs, direct teams, and define deliverables and are responsible for maximizing product value to the customer that includes both technical and non-technical aspects.

At Seegrid, the following outlines what a technical product owner does:

Acting as Primary Liaison: The technical product owner is the primary communicator and link between stakeholders and development teams. As such, they have to be expert communicators, making sure there’s buy-in from stakeholders on all major decisions and strategy and clear instructions and deliverables for the developers.

Drive the vision: Responsible for communicating with stakeholders across the board, including customers, business managers, and the development team to make sure the goals are clear and the vision remains aligned with business objectives.

Manage the product backlog: Curate the list of backlog items and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives. Additionally, the technical product owner will need to map out project dependencies to inform the necessary sequence of development.

Prioritize Team Needs:  Work with the product management team to prioritize needs. In other words, they must juggle the triangle of scope, budget, and time, weighing priorities according to the needs and objectives of stakeholders.

Overseeing development stages: With the vision, strategy, and product priorities set, the technical product owner will spend a significant amount of time overseeing the actual development of the product. They are a key player throughout each event, including planning, refinement, review, and development iterations.

Anticipating client needs: Be an expert at understanding and anticipating the client’s needs to more effectively manage the development process. Their deep market knowledge and communication skills allow them to anticipate problems or needs and address them.

Evaluating product progress at each iteration: The team is accountable for each stage of the development process and the final product. The technical product owner will take a primary role in inspecting and evaluating product progress through each iteration. The technical product owner makes the judgment call when problems are encountered, deciding if the team needs to go back to the drawing board or if they can move on to the next steps.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business, product, and engineering teams to detail use cases and work flows to communicate the scope of the development with different partners to ensure the emerging platform meets customer needs throughout the different stages of requirements, design, development, testing and release
  • Partner with the Product Managers to understand and support the product vision, roadmap and growth opportunities
  • Translate product requirements into detailed engineering requirements for prototype construction and final product development
  • Manage and curate the backlog
  • Support the engineering team to ensure customer satisfaction goals are met
  • The engineering team will look to you as the Voice of the Customer, by understanding and representing their needs and product requirements
  • Be a member of the software development team!  
  • Drive the product development and implementation using Agile methodologies to define acceptance criteria
  • Be empowered to help drive and implement strategic architecture solutions

Needed Skills:

  • 6+ years of experience 
  • Large-scale technical product management/ownership experience
  • Large-scale technical development experience
  • Able to translate complex topics into a set of independent, small, testable stories
  • Must care about the 'what' and are able to structure a logical analysis to inform a direction
  • Strong communication and partnering skills
  • Ability to build credibility and strong relationships with product management counterparts and jump into things directly. 
  • Entrepreneurial experience in a culture of influencing without authority
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making in a large multi-location organization and influence product strategy
  • Able to define and articulate the engineering solutions to achieve the product vision and technical product roadmaps
  • Understanding of concepts such as using prototypes to validate assumptions and failing fast
  • Able to define and use metrics as a basis for future product related decisions
  • Familiar with user-centric design, customer journey maps and how to apply these techniques to learn more about customers and to gather their feedback to product concepts/iterations

 

Seegrid is embracing a remote workforce, so this position can be remotely located anywhere in the US or at HQ in Pittsburgh, PA. . We have been recognized regionally and nationally as a Best-Place-to-Work and we are proud of our 97% employee retention rate. We’d love to have you join us!

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Seegrid is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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