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Technical Product Owner in Franklin Lakes, NJ at Strategic Staffing Solutions

Date Posted: 3/21/2019

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Job Description

JobID: 143939

Strategic Staffing Solutions

Title: Technical Product Owner

Exp: 5+ yrs.

Role Type: W2

Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ

Work Schedule: 40 hours

How to Apply: Send resume (preferably in Word .docx) to, Derek Stone, Sourcing Specialist, at Reference JO# 143939.

We offer a referral fee for anyone referred and hired w/ S3


The Senior Technical Product Owner (Sr. TPO) owns all aspects of their technical products, leading business value creation and managing overall product health. Applies specialized product knowledge and expertise to understand business and technology objectives, communicate the product vision and roadmap, prioritize and translate needs into requirements to ensure that expected outcomes are achieved.


Major responsibility areas of the job. Weight: (%) (Total = 100%)

  • Relationships and Vision, Delivering Iterative Value Has overall ownership of a defined capability or technical product area, including product value, cost of ownership, health and non-functional requirements (reliability, scalability, usability, security, performance, etc.). Cultivates trusted relationships with Business/BAT and Technology partners to foster teamwork and a shared understanding of the product vision, goals and priorities. Develops and maintains a technical product roadmap and backlog to capture business themes, epics, and stories while collaborating with stakeholders to prioritize the highest impact work to be delivered soonest. 20%
  • Deep Product Knowledge Takes a lead role in engaging business partners and various stakeholders to understand requirements, pain points, hidden needs and expected outcomes. Leverages knowledge of the products value stream and system interactions to identify when new features or product changes are needed to achieve business value. Communicates stakeholder goals and expected outcomes to the engineering team and writes definition-of-ready user stories, incorporating architectural changes recommended by engineering. Facilitates product backlog grooming sessions, ensuring the highest impact work is delivered soonest. 40%
  • Leading Across Teams Actively participates in planning sessions that form cohesive, iterative plans and ensure the teams work creates the iterative value (e.g. supports the completion of MVPs/Epics in concert with other teams). Proactively resolve upstream dependencies and resolve conflict effectively across teams. Participates in team standups, and retrospectives, facilitates dialog with stakeholders during sprint reviews/product demos. 20%
  • Owning Product Health Identifies, monitors and communicates technical product health metrics and KPIs and advocates for product improvements with Business/Technology partners. Manages allocation of team capacity to ensure appropriate levels are utilized for product health improvements and reduction of technical debt (e.g. integration and deployment of tooling, test automation, etc.) 10%
  • Make Teams Awesome Leverages agility tools (e.g., Jira) and implements strategies to optimize team performance and achieve overall department objectives (e.g., manage story aging, manage WIP, epic size/throughput, etc.). 10%


  • Provide quantitative data reflecting the scope and impact of the job - such as budget managed, sales/revenues, profit, clients served, adjusted scripts, etc.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role
  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives


  • Indicate jobs & departments within companies and individuals, vendors, customers, etc. outside companies with whom this job has a regular working relationship.
  • Contact Internal / External Frequency Nature/Purpose of Contact Business Partners Internal Weekly Business User Needs/solutions Finance Internal Weekly Progress updates, issue resolution, strategy User Experience, Compliance, Operational Teams Internal Weekly Data management and reporting products delivery Software/Product Engineering Technical Teams Internal Weekly Data management and reporting products delivery


  • Formal Education and/or Training: Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent work experience 10-15 Years of Experience: 8-12 years relevant experience or Masters degree and 6-10 years of relevant experience Previous coding experience preferred but not necessary Experience working in technology or in close engagement on component preferred
  • Licensures/Certifications: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) preferred, but not necessary
  • Computer or Other Skills:
  • Microsoft Office Agile requirement tools (JIRA, Rally, etc.)
  • Collaboration tools (HipChat, Slack, Confluence, etc.) Diagramming and drawing tools (Visio, etc.) Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Experience writing user stories
  • Knowledge of user experience and solution design essential
  • High degree of comfort in fast-paced dynamic / ambiguous environment
  • Proven skill at balancing technical knowledge with business possibility and acumen
  • Ability to work cross functionally with Compliance, IRM, Infrastructure, and Software Engineering Passionate stakeholder advocate with ability to identify and meet customer needs within agile framework

The S3 Difference

The global mission of S3 is to build trusting relationships and deliver solutions that positively impact our customers, our consultants, and our communities.  The four pillars of our company are to:

  • Set the bar high for what a company should do
  • Create jobs
  • Offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
  • Improve the communities where we live and work through volunteering and charitable giving

As an S3 employee, you’re eligible for a full benefits package that may include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation Package
  • Life & Disability Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement