Product Owner

At Wiley, we welcome you for who you are, the background you bring, and embrace people who get excited about learning whether online or by book. Learning is for everyone, and so is our workplace. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion. It’s in our differences that we empower the way the world learns. 

We’re creating new career focused products and have been expanding to introduce a new scrum team.  We’re looking for a Product Owner to join this team to represent the user needs and provide leadership to the team to ensure user stories are well defined, teams know where they are going, and release plans are well communicated across the company.

You will own the product release map, developer scope and define backlog items (epic/features/user stories).  Solve product related problems, make decisions and complete trade-off analysis to ensure we stay on track.

Acting as a leader of the team you will be agreeing the objectives with the Head of Product and CTO and linking these together with the team, ensuring they understand the vision and goals of what is needed.  Whilst you’ll not be the teams line manager you’ll handle general one to ones with the team to ensure they are aligned, clear on work and agree holiday with the team to ensure goals are met.

How you will make an impact:

We’re looking for someone with solid Product Management experience who is happy working in the detail, co-ordinating and organising UX, Dev and Test, whilst being able to manage stakeholders and their expectations through clear product planning and stakeholder communication.

You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to work with people across many different disciplines.  Building those relationships to understand what each person needs to ensure that they understand what is required to deliver the roadmap.

We are looking for people who:

  • Worked with JIRA and other agile planning tools
  • Deep understanding of agile methodologies especially with experience of working with development teams in a scrum flow.
  • Experience of using velocity and sizing to estimate release plans.
  • Able to write clear user stories that capture the value, reason and goal of what is being achieved.
  • Demonstrable roadmap planning of a product, able to breakdown goals to deliver fast iterative progressing with measurable value at each release.

Sales or marketing experience to understand the commercial angles of a product.

We are in one of the most dynamic periods in our history as technology, globalism, and economic diversity create far-reaching changes in the world. As a learning business, Wiley makes meaningful contributions to research discovery and lifelong learning by helping organizations achieve their goals and people achieve success from education through their careers. We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. The company’s headquarters are in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada. 

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