Product Owner - Inflight Connectivity

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #8147 16-Feb-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities
As the Product Owner, you will lead the efforts in understanding the customer needs, gathering requirements, developing stories, and ensure the products and solutions we deliver are meeting the customer and business goalsYou will be engage with multiple Scrum DevOps teams and align internal, cross-domain and external dependencies to ensure timely release of quality products.   

  • Work with product management, development, finance, sales, marketing, and other stake holders to ensure clarity of product goals and requirements
  • Act as the voice of the customer for the product vision
  • Define Epics and User Stories along with acceptance criteria
  • Maintain and groom the product backlog for agile scrum teams
  • Ensure product deliverables are meeting customer requirements and driving value for the customer
  • Set goals for sprints
  • Talk to customers and sales partners to develop requirements
  • Evaluate program constraints and tradeoffs and make recommendations of scope and schedule to meet product/program goals
  • Plan releases and upgrades
  • Ensure concise and efficient management and retention of product documentation

Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in Product Ownership in high tech environments
  • Experience in writing user stories, acceptance criteria, epics, etc
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Excellent planning and organizational skill sets
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with product development and product life cycles (PLC)
  • Strong analytic, problem-solving and conceptual skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to exert strong influence over disparate teams to accomplish product goals
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent time management skills
  • Experience in launching service products
  • Demonstrated understanding of Customer Journeys and Customer Experience Maximization
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferences
  • Experience with Jira and Jira Portfolio Management Tools, Wikis
  • Experience with software quality assurance tasks and mobile technologies
  • Scrum certified Product Owner

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS

Years of experience:

5-8 years

Travel:

Up to 25%

Citizenship:

None

Clearance:

None

Worker Classification:

Employee

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