Technical Product Owner

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - Remote, US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station Ref #8239 22-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

Viasat is looking for a technical leader to help drive our customer-focused, business user-enabled vision in our Global Technology organization.  The team’s mission is to develop and operate (micro)services delivered by our cloud-native business technology platform.  These services are developed to high standards and hold to a contract that our customers can depend on. 

We are looking for a Technical Product Owner for our Offer Management team.The Offer Management team owns the technology and APIs that a) empower Product Managers to configure and deploy new product offers that our businesses want to sell in their target global markets, and b) allow customers to retrieve and configure these products (e.g., in a shopping cart) prior to placing an order.

The traits and skills required for this position include the following: 

Strong sense of ownership of product, team and success
Build and maintain Trusted Advisor relationship(s) with stakeholders
Understanding & appreciation of the cost vs. schedule trade space
Looking to mentor and grow a young team
Initiative to work with external teams 
Proactive and early communication externally
Experience with service-oriented architecture & event-oriented thinking
Experience with micro-service delivery that are decoupled from other services; e.g., other micro-services delivered by our common platform
Love for discrete math, set theory and graph theory
Very curious and accepting of constructive feedback
Collaborative design approach

5+ years relevant previous experience
BA/BS in Computer Science or related
3+ years experience in product planning/development/tracking; specific experience or training as a Scrum Product Owner
Specific experience with agile methodologies (Kanban, Scrum) and tools (Jira, Slack, Confluence) and automated development environments (CI/CD)
Strong team building, collaboration and communication (written and verbal) skills
Experience with test-driven development
Experience in Python or JavaScript
Experience communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units, while cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships
Ability to quickly learn new technologies and comfortable with technical details 
Experience with (or strong desire to learn) production-quality RESTful and GraphQL API design 
Comfortable with cloud technologies and CI/CD tooling
Up to 10% travel

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%





Worker Classification:


Base Compensation Range*:

171200 - 231600 USD

*Estimated range for the state of Colorado only. Ranges for other states may vary.

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