NOW HIRING A PRODUCT OWNER!

The Community Company is seeking a full-time Product Owner for its Product Development team. Consider joining our growing organization to help drive product development and contribute to our continuous improvement.

Sound like you? Read more about The Community Company and the job requirements, then apply!

 

WHO WE ARE

The Community Company is a provider of community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. Our communities include YEC, a council for the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, and branded councils in partnership with Forbes, and Business Journals Leadership Trust.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS

Our ideal candidate is curious and will have skills, talents and experiences that can be maximized through the following responsibilities and goals:

  • Work in a cross-functional capacity across the enterprise, primarily with Product and UX teams to understand the customers’ needs and requirements
  • Meet with various stakeholders and lead meetings to capture and define issues and requirements
  • Partner with the product development team to create and deliver a strong end-to-end product
  • Interpret those needs and requirements for your development team
  • Refine the development team’s backlog and decomposing features into user stories
  • Define acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Define definition of done and accepting user stories as they are completed
  • Provide explanations and information to others on difficult issues
  • Coach and provide feedback and guidance to others

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working on projects and/or initiatives with a combination of the following:

  • Five years’ experience as an Agile leader, possessing a high level of analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Experience working with the UX team to understand the customers’ needs and requirements
  • Defining user story acceptance criteria and accepting these stories when done
  • Define, document, and track the completion of Epics, Stories, Tasks, and Bugs
  • Full Life Cycle Software Development experience including requirements, design, development, testing, and implementation
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain complex concepts

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience working on a remote, distributed team
  • Comfort with Slack being your “home”
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • Ability to work standard East Coast work hours
  • Independent thinker
  • Self-starter- proactively take initiative

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Community Company (TCC) Program Management Office (PMO) will provide the enterprise with a center of excellence authoring, executing, and reporting frameworks. This office will support the creation of standardized Agile-based frameworks that are easily integrated and shared and will result in a shortened time to implement. It will also support the analytics needed to verify that the application is having the intended impact.

 

Reason for Opening

Building out program and project management teams to create a program management office (PMO) to optimize TCC initiatives. This is one of four critical positions needed to lead teams enhancing product development.

 

Team Makeup

This team is still forming. The fully staffed team will consist of 1 Senior Product Manager, 2-3 Project Managers, 2-3 Product Owners, and possibly 1-2 Project Analysts.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • A growing team with big opportunity
  • The chance to develop with a thriving company
  • Use new technology & solve interesting problems
  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401K with company matching
  • 100% remote, work where you want
  • Generous paid time off + all major US holidays

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please send your resume to mike.schrade@community.co with “Product Owner” as the subject line.
  • Feel free to include a cover letter with details such as:
    1. Why you are interested in this role
    2. Years of experience with (skill)
    3. Any necessary links/attachments related to the role
    4. Tell us what makes you stand out. Why are you the perfect person for this job?

Flexible Location

We may be spread across time zones and countries, but we stay close! Thanks to our collaborative tech tools, we are each empowered to work the way we like, while working together.

Excellent Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, you can expect healthcare coverage, 401K matching, generous vacation and more. We’ll also set you up with the equipment you need to get the job done.

Growth Opportunities

We’re an established company with a startup mindset — every team member has opportunities to take on a challenge, collaborate across departments, and develop. Do what you’re best at every day while learning something new!

Dynamic Environment

We partner with leading brands in a variety of industries, which means you get to interact with a diverse array of people and ideas. There’s always something new to learn and we welcome ideas from all of our team members.