Senior Agile Product Owner

The Company
The Growers technology platform collects and structures user-generated, environmental, business-related, and machine-generated agricultural data. These data power agile creation, and simple execution of precise planting, fertilization, and crop protection plans that aim to optimize resource use and mitigate the farmer’s financial risk. Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Growers employs a team of data scientists, engineers, developers, business people, and agronomists, serving a rapidly growing customer base across the U.S. Growers is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company. The company employs over 11,000 people worldwide, and its 2019 revenues totaled approximately $5.3 billion
 

As a Senior Agile Product Owner, you will be responsible for:
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to help determine our product strategy and roadmap
  • Ensure the needs of the business and our customers understood by the engineering team
  • Translate business requirements into user stories with clear acceptance criteria
  • Build and maintain a product backlog based on business priorities and technical constraints
  • Work with stakeholders to determine and evaluate sprint and epic completion criteria
  • Work with our Testing/QA team to identify test cases for code coverage and automated testing
  • Demonstrate the capabilities delivered by the sprint at the stakeholder reviews
  • Serve as the key stakeholder in product-related decisions during planning, grooming, and development
  • Keep other stakeholders apprised of status and solicit their feedback
  • Create documentation and facilitate technical training for internal stakeholders to ensure they can work effectively with new features as they are released
 
 
 
What you need to be qualified for the role: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Project Management or Business Administration
  • 5+ years of professional experience delivering shippable features through an agile framework
  • You have strong communication skills (internally and externally)
  • You possess a deep understanding of web service technologies and user interface/interaction
  • You have proven technical leadership experience 
  • You are able to multitask and drive consensus on prioritization and fuse competing for business needs
  • You have demonstrated success in establishing positive partnerships and relationships
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced, complex environment and translate ambiguity into action plans
  • You are a self-motivated, team player with a can-do attitude and the ability to inspire others to approach their work in the same way
  • You believe in end-to-end ownership of the software you build


What will set you apart:
  • Certifications from either Scrum Alliance (CSPO/A-CSPO) or Scaled Agile (Certified SAFe Product Owner/Manager)
  • Experience with the AWS ecosystem and familiarity with services such as ECS, Lambda, and S3
  • Experience working with and building Big Data systems, preferably in a geospatial context
  • Familiarity with ML concepts and tooling such as TensorFlow and SageMaker
  • Experience with GIS tooling, including PostGIS, ArcGIS, and ESRI
  • Experience programming in Python and/or TypeScript

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