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Granicus is driven by the excitement of building, implementing, and maintaining technology that is transforming the Govtech industry by bringing governments and their constituents together. We are on a mission to support our customers by meeting the needs of their communities and implementing our technology in ways that are equitable and inclusive. Granicus has consistently appeared on the GovTech 100 list over the past 5 years and has been recognized as the best companies to work on BuiltIn.
Over the last 25 years, we have served 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies and more than 300 million citizen subscribers powering an unmatched Subscriber Network that uses our digital solutions to make the world a better place. With comprehensive cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, meeting and agenda management software, records management, and digital services, Granicus empowers stronger relationships between government and residents across the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. By simplifying interactions with residents, while disseminating critical information, Granicus brings governments closer to the people they serve—driving meaningful change for communities around the globe.
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We are seeking an experienced and energetic Product Owner to join our product and engineering team to continue evolution of sophisticated Online Forms and Web Content Management Systems.
The Product Owner is responsible for gathering business requirements from cross-functional stakeholders to deliver high quality and innovative product developments.
This role requires expert product ownership skills with a focus on collaboration, agile processes, prioritisation and project execution. You will define acceptance criteria for stories and validate that they are met. You
will manage a product backlog, delivering a prioritised set of stories for the product.
As a Product Owner, you are responsible for delivering product concepts and maintaining products.

What your impact will be:

  • Act as the agile product owner on an engineering scrum team(s)
  • Own and prioritise the backlog for a feature area in collaboration with the Product Manager
  • Prioritise tradeoffs, clarify requirements and work to drive user stories to acceptance throughout the agile development lifecycle
  • Participate in sprint planning, review, and retrospective meetings and provide feedback to the team
  • Ensure acceptance criteria are clearly defined and verify that story implementation matches requirements
  • Drive projects to completion
  • Maintain constant communication with the team(s)
  • Enable internal teams to support product
  • Report on progress of delivery

You will love this job if you have:

  • 3+ years of experience as a product owner working in a SCRUM team, product development and/or product management
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to influence without authority and champion change
  • Ability to work with a entirely distributed team, across timezones
  • Ability to develop an understanding of community engagement principles and methodologies
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Passion for customer and good user experience
  • Relentless commitment to prioritisation, including the ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, work constructively with stakeholders, work with limited supervision.
  • Expert-level user of Jira to maintain a quality backlog of stories linked to Epics and Releases
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed with the current software’s features and functions
  • Some experience running all Scrum meetings in a Scrum Master capacity

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