#5044 Agile Product Manager in Dallas, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Agile Product Manager 
6+ month contract 
Richardson, TX

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Responsible for ensuring the proper balance between business needs, technology options, and user experience in order to maximize product value and increase efficiency
  • Acts as the 'voice' of the customer, translating integration project needs to the Agile team by properly codifying intent, sizing work efforts, prioritizing needs, and summarizing issues
  • Works closely with designers, engineers, and business professionals in a collaborative environment to create strategic, product roadmaps
  • Draws upon customer insights to drive the software application vision and direction
  • Provides leadership in identifying and defining ongoing product features that align with business strategy
  • Defines software solutions that the company’s technical teams can deliver
  • Represents the customer to the technical teams, answering questions about client expectations
  • Uses technical and product expertise to prioritize deliverables and manage backlog of requests
  • Owns the product backlog
  • Facilitates discussions, user story development and refinement, and testing and validation; contributes to roadblocks resolution and decision making
  • Provides regular updates; manages executive stakeholder communication and reporting
  • Acts as a single point of contact for ongoing support and services
  • Prioritizes needs, engages various technical teams, as needed, routes requests to correct owners, and ensures support is provided to internal or external satisfaction
  • Actively engages in Agile process, including daily scrum sessions, demos, and testing activities, as well as training and change management activities, as needed
  • Manages changes to features and communication to ensure there is clear indication of what is required for each release
  • Assists the team in sizing and breaking down Epic into a manageable size to accommodate the release cadence. Writes user stories and cases, as needed

Must Haves:

  • Product Data Management /BA - experience working integration systems/platforms is required
  • Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent years (5-8+) of work experience
  • Requires technical and business knowledge in Agile methodology
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to the internal and external clients
  • Candidate will be working on a Scrum team as the 'Product Manager' to gather customer and client requirements, develop an end-vision, and ensure success of the finalized product
  • Senior-level experience on 9+ man pizza teams to oversee and translate high-level requirements
  • Requires advanced knowledge of ERP, P2P, CMMS and financial terms and principles
  • Estimates time against completing the program specifications
  • Ability to research, comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents accurately
  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations
  • Ability to solve problems of moderate integration between the systems (modern / legacy) complexity and familiar with different messaging, mapping and transportation formats and protocols - XML, JSON, CSV, SOAP, REST, MQ, FTP, HTTP, XSD..Etc.


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