Product Owner

| Greater Denver Area
Product Owner

GigSmart is a growing mobile technology company operating within the gig-economy. We use innovative technologies to build our apps that allow businesses who have urgent labor needs to source skilled workers within seconds so that they can be working within minutes. GigSmart also connects charities & non-profits with volunteers looking to give back!

Role

The Product Owner will lead the execution and delivery of GigSmart’s software releases with well-defined, customized Agile processes. Our Product Owner will work with a cross-functional team to design and develop new features that will be used by millions of users. The Product Owner will lead the transition of business requirements to technical requirements using Agile methodologies. Our Product Owner will define software release plans and scope with our COO and CTO. This person understands and coordinates feature backlog for all releases of the platform — and their dependencies on each other.

Job DescriptionResponsibilities:
  • Implement product management processes, practices, and tools that are efficient, flexible, consistent and allow for multiple paths of delivery
  • Define software release plans and scopes with the COO and CTO
  • Manage the feature backlog for sprint and release planning from development start through QA; Define sprint points with the development team
  • Create weekly sprint reports for broader audiences
  • Lead software gate reviews from development onto COO
  • Uncover risks and obstacles for the development team
  • Handle conversion of functional documents into user stories
  • Participate in bug triage meetings and define priority level or resolution
  • Recommend improvements and drive alignment across the organization
  • Lead and influence others on best practices
Skills and Competencies:
  • 2+ years of Agile Software Development experience
  • Prior product management experience; led multiple software releases
  • Experience working with cross-team functionality including development, design, product, business development and QA
Key Results:
  • Lead backlog grooming sessions and drive solutions to completion
  • Clearly defined acceptance criteria per feature
  • Effective Agile processes and cross functional communication
  • Promote continuous improvement
  • Efficient delivery of features (Quality, Low cost)
  • Roadmap and future product planning
Expectations of a GigSmart Employee:
  • Be positive
  • Work hard
  • Innovate
  • Have passion
  • Continue to learn
  • Exceed expectations
  • Collaborate
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • GitLabManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • ZoomInfoLead Gen

Location

We have a brand new office located in the heart of Denver! Close to the light rail, great food options, and all the fun that Denver has to offer.

An Insider's view of GigSmart

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe here at GigSmart is unlike any place I have ever worked in the best way possible. I have the pleasure to work with one of the smartest and most innovative teams in the industry every day and the office atmosphere reflects it. It is always fun and energetic and there’s never a shortage of good food.

Xavier

Client Success Representative

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our small and growing design team faces many unique challenges on a daily basis. Our biggest challenge, and most exciting, is working creatively on realizing GigSmart’s vision by creating an innovative and memorable product that is focused on improving the lives of millions of people.

Marina

Junior Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

At GigSmart we view individual success relative to the success of the product development team as a whole. Passion, collaboration, and having the drive to learn are some individual characteristics that ultimately lead to both individual and team success. Our team is always learning and pushing each other to innovate.

Tara

Senior Product Owner

How does the company support your career growth?

The opportunities to grow as a developer seem endless with new challenges daily, and an incredibly smart and dedicated team to learn from. Whenever I've expressed interest to learn another part of the tech stack or business, GigSmart has provided me the time, tools, and training to do so.

Josh

Senior React Developer

What are GigSmart Perks + Benefits

GigSmart Benefits Overview

We are a start-up offering the benefits you'd get working for a large corporation!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
GigSmart employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 2 weeks of paid parental leave when an employee has a new addition to the family!
Flexible Work Schedule
GigSmart provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
GigSmart employees are able to work from home 2 days per month and on occasion as needed.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
GigSmart employees typically earn at least 15 days of PTO per year.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Employees are able to make pre-tax payroll deductions to be used for commuter expenses
Company Outings
GigSmart hosts company events on a quarterly basis.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, coffee, cold brew, pour over & tea.
Some Meals Provided
We have team lunches at least once per month.
Fitness Subsidies
There is a free onsite gym available for all employees!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
GigSmart offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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