Product Owner

| Greater Denver Area
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GigSmart is a staffing company focused on providing modern solutions to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving economy. GigSmart's apps, Get Workers and Get Gigs, connect businesses and residential users looking for labor with local workers. Available in all 50 states, GigSmart serves the construction, manufacturing, food service, delivery services, transportation, retail, customer service, and professional services industries.

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 the Product Manager and CPO. This person understands and coordinates feature backlog for all releases of the platform — and their dependencies on each other. 

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Execute product management processes, practices, and tools that are efficient, flexible, consistent and allow for multiple paths of delivery
  • Work directly with design team to define new features and manage scope of projects
  • Lead and participate in Scrum activities
  • Collaborate and support quality assurance team through hands on testing and release coordination
  • Define software release plans and scopes with the Product Manager and CPO
  • Manage the feature backlog for sprint and release planning from development start through QA
  • Define sprint goals and manage tracking with the development team
  • Create bi-weekly sprint reports for broader audiences
  • Execute software gate reviews
  • Uncover and facilitate resolution of 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
  • Use your own judgement to recommend improvements and drive alignment across the organization
  • Lead and influence others on best practices

Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with a focus on Business, Economics, Engineering or Math
  • 1 year of Agile Software Development experience
  • Prior product experience; supported 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
  • Promote continuous improvement
  • Efficient delivery of features (Quality, Low cost)
  • Sprint planning and execution

Expectations of a GigSmart Employee

  • Be positive
  • Work hard
  • Innovate
  • Have passion
  • Continue to learn
  • Exceed expectations
  • Collaborate

Salary: $70K-$100K (dependent on experience)

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Technology we use

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

Location

Our amazing downtown office isn't being used much during COVID-19. When it's safe to reopen, we'll welcome our team back with plenty of snacks!

An Insider's view of GigSmart

What’s the vibe like in the office?

My transition into working from home has been smooth and comfortable. While we aren't in the office, I still feel really connected to my team. We have been able to continue to focus on our individual goals and tasks with GigSmart’s success in mind. I am thankful GigSmart has given me the ability to continue working safely during this time.

Landon

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 do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Being accessible means creating a culture where team members know there is no such thing as being "interrupted." All feedback is welcome, and when it is received, I do my best to acknowledge and respond to it quickly. Doing so builds trust which helps improve the overall dynamic of our team.

Mitch Catino

COO

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 same great benefits you'd get working for a large corporation!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
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 is currently remote as an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances, we allow employees two days to work remote per month.
Adoption Assistance
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.
Lunch and learns
We are starting provide virtual lunch and learns for our team.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We encourage internal mentorship.
Online course subscriptions available
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