Product Owner - Remote or Onsite

Cloud Academy

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[PLEASE NOTE] This position can be either: 
- 100% remote for full-time contractors or employees located in Europe (within the time zones UTC to UTC+2). A trip to our office in Switzerland (expenses paid by the company) one week per quarter, to work onsite with the team, is required. 
- Based in our Swiss HQ in Mendrisio, Switzerland, which is 7km across the border from Italy and easily commutable from Milan, Como, Varese or Lugano. We are also happy to assist with your relocation to this beautiful part of Europe and we have a hybrid remote working policy.  
Cloud Academy is a hyper-growth upskilling and reskilling SaaS company, focused on enabling enterprise customers to have full transparency and control over their tech workforce skills readiness. In a rapidly changing cloud technical landscape where there is an increasing tech skills gap in the market, combined with the difficulty organizations are facing to retain tech talent and the demands for numerous technical certifications, companies need the ability to manage these skills at scale more than ever. We help over 1000 customers visualize, assess, transform and measure their teams’ tech skills readiness through a unique Skills Intelligence Platform, powered by world class cloud training content. Companies like Warner Media, Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase and Walmart trust Cloud Academy with their technical cloud skills readiness at scale, so they can achieve their cloud business goals.   
We are a global team, with colleagues in over 14 countries worldwide. We are a diverse team that is innovative, collaborative, pragmatic and passionate about making an impact. We thrive on a common vision, we obsess about our customers and learners, and we take pride in the quality of our work. Most importantly, we know that individually we are only as good as our teams are, and we always have each others’ backs.  
We are seeking a driven, highly competent, and creative Product Owner to join us on the next phase of our growth story, as we scale our winning products to help even more customers and learners. 
Role Description:  
- Collaborate with Product Managers and stakeholders to craft vision and concept development of a product.
- Facilitate communication across teams and product knowledge transfer.
- Take lead of your team, being the product and customer voice in defining product prioritization and product opportunities, communicating with stakeholders throughout the project.
- Work with internal and external contacts to analyze needs and align product roadmap execution to product vision and strategic goals.
- Work closely with product management/business teams to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI.
- Working alongside the Tech Lead to drive the tactical execution of development activities for specific work streams.
- Keeps up with agile best practices and trends.

Responsibilities:

    • Communicate vision and direction to the development team and stakeholders throughout the Release / Sprint.
    • Provide backlog management, iteration planning and elaboration of the user stories in Jira
    • Produce user stories, requirements, sketches, workflows, and risk factors including edge cases and other potentially impacted functions.
    • Organize, re-organize, and update documentation on a daily basis to ensure that deliverables such as acceptance criteria, logic for any feature interdependencies and customer needs are always up-to-date.
    • Work directly with Customers to validate assumptions and communicate potential solutions for initial feedback.
    • Work with the UX/UI teams to ensure requirements and user stories are maintained in design.
    • Provide data to assist in prioritizing product bug fixes, enhancements and new feature backlog and development for the product.
    • Assist in planning product release plans and set expectations for delivery of new functionalities.
    • Follow our competitors and the industry-
    • Influence product vision, road-map and growth opportunities.

Requirements:

    • 3+ years of experience as Product Owner.
    • Ability to lead a team, drive consensus and understanding of business value around features/functions.
    • Hands-on approach to user experience and tight collaboration with designers.
    • Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills
    • Experience balancing execution, agility and culture in a fast-growing business.
    • Excellent spoken and written English.
    • Also great to have:
    • Former experiences as an entrepreneur or in start-up environments.
    • Time spent in international environments. 
    • Strong technical abilities and familiarity with agile development practices.

Benefits:

    • Competitive compensation and a bonus plan
    • Four weeks of paid vacation per year (that increases to five weeks after two years with us!) plus one day off per year to volunteer at your favorite non-profit
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