Product Owner

Advantage Tech is looking for a Business Analyst/Product Owner for our Kansas City, MO client.  This is a hybrid position with one week in the office and next week working from home.  This position requires strong business analysis, technical and functional writing skills along with the ability to apply proven project management, communication, and problem-solving skills to maximize the benefit of IT systems, practices and procedures in a KanBan development environment.  This role will carry the expectation to absorb and retain information quickly, specifically complex functional and technical information.

  • Ability to plan and organize technical infrastructure projects including:
  • Collaborate with network operations and development staff to collect and interpret technical information
  • Develop, standardize and maintain new or improved processes based on findings and analysis
  • Communicate process changes, enhancements, and modifications – verbally or through written documentation – to management, peers, staff, and other employees so that issues and solutions are understood
  • Analyze IT project requirements and prepare requirements documentation.
  • Developing written specifications about the organization’s business systems to be read by both technical and non-technical personnel across all departments
  • Assist in identifying test scenarios and coordinate with QA on testing technical projects
  • Liaise with internal and external customers to define business procedures and establish documentation needs
  • Develop solid documentation for the work being done, identifying challenges and risks as well as coordinating handoffs between multiple vendors and departments for various tasks within the project.
  • Work directly with IT team members, vendors, other project leads, and ongoing operations to deliver successful implementation and manage project scope.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in accordance with defined quality management practices, to achieve common objectives.
  • Prepare and effectively communicate project reports and updates to management
  • Facilitate the resolution of issues.
  • Escalate issues to project stakeholders as required
  • Ensure all appropriate documentation, requirements, design and test specifications and other required deliverables are created and reviewed/approved by external and internal stakeholders.

Collect and present performance information related to infrastructure projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing written specifications about the organization’s business systems to be read by both technical and non-technical personnel across all departments
  • Liaise with internal and external customers to define business procedures and establish documentation needs
  • Analyze customer requests and prepare technical documentation for software development.
  • Analyze IT project requirements to determine types of documents needed
  • Collaborate with systems and development staff to collect and interpret technical information
  • Communicate process changes, enhancements, project status, and modifications to management, peers, staff, vendors and other Associates so that issues can be resolved.
  • UI/UX and wireframing experience

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related field.
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project.
  • Strong experience in writing technical documents for developer use.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing IT projects.
  • Ability to work independently once assigned a task
  • KanBan development philosophy
  • Highly self-motivated and willing to tackle new challenges.
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