Product Owner

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Freelance | Job ID #58924 |
Posted Last Month

Global Retail/Ecommerce Client is seeking a Product Owner to join them on a contract engagement with the potential for perm placement.


  • Manage development lifecycle with an iterative and incremental approach for multiple team
  • Analyze and Manage risk, dependencies, releases, and cross-team coordination
  • Understand end to end functional flows of a full stack application and maintain the product roadmap
  • Guide Product Manager and Development Team on effective backlog management and help create backlog items when needed
  • Identify and remove impediments and interruptions to team productivity
  • Facilitate recurring and ad hoc meetings within development lifecycle (Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Refinement, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)
  • Define test cases and assist with manual testing duties (regression and sprint-level)
  • Help teams triage, investigate and resolve defects
  • Create meaningful Jira dashboards that provide real-time transparency into the status of sprints and projects (burndown, velocity, defect rates, etc.)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to translate strategy into prioritized requirements
  • Work with engineering teams to create requirements (epics) around key product areas and help prioritize the backlog based on these requirements
  • Develop measures for understanding product feature success


  • 2+ years of experience leading or managing teams and projects in a software environment
  • Experience with customer engagement/customer facing roles
  • Strong communication and meeting facilitation skills
  • Experience in retail/logistics industry a plus
  • Jira experience a plus
  • Project Management or Agile certification a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.