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ReSound Product Owner II in Vancouver, Washington

Why work for Audigy?

Everyone who works at Audigy has a direct impact on the company and the people we work with. Our mission is to help our clients and their employees achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals through their business. Our passion is helping others realize their potential, and our success is achieved by helping others achieve a higher level of success.

The technical Product Owner II maximizes the value of the development team and is responsible for effective product backlog management. Success requires that the entire organization must respect their decisions. These decisions are visible in the content and ordering of the product backlog and through the inspectable increment at each sprint review. The Product Owner must represent the needs of all product stakeholders in the gathering of feature requests, scheduling releases, and coordinating sprints.

CULTURE:

We are looking for someone who is willing — nay, eager — to be an active participant in a professional and people-first culture. As a member of the Application Development team at Audigy , we’re looking for someone who demonstrates the traits and values we hold in high regard: Be a team player, embrace and overcome adversity, and always have a strategy and plan. Someone with exceptional dedication to delivering to our clients (members) the best experience and highest-quality work. Someone who fosters and thrives in generous-spirited collaboration and teamwork. On this team — whether we succeed or learn how to do it better next time — we do it together. 

Salary range is $90,000–$110,000 annually (DOE), a $75/month cell phone allowance, and the following benefits:

  • Medical/dental/vision

  • 401(K) w/company match

  • Parental/family leave w/transition back to work

  • Hybrid work environment

  • Generous PTO and paid holidays

  • Free gym membership

  • Daycare flexible spending account

  • Education reimbursement

  • Hearing instrument benefit

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Backlog Management: Create, prioritize, and maintain the product backlog, ensuring it is aligned with the product vision. This includes defining user stories, features, and technical tasks in collaboration with stakeholders.

  • Requirements Elicitation: Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, and subject matter experts to gather, analyze, and document product requirements. Translate these requirements into actionable tasks (product backlog items) for the development team. Innovate the process and maintain consistent standards for definition of ready and definition of done that are apparent to all.

  • Prioritization: Determine and communicate the priority of backlog items, taking into account customer feedback, business objectives, and market trends. Ensure the team is working on the most valuable features at any given time when planning sprint backlogs and releases.

  • Sprint Planning: Participate in sprint planning meetings with the development team to clarify user stories, answer questions, and provide guidance. Define the acceptance criteria for each user story.

  • Daily Involvement: Be an active member of the development team, participating in daily stand-up meetings, providing clarifications, and making real-time decisions to ensure the team's progress aligns with sprint goals. Provide leadership by modifying the sprint backlog as needed.

  • Product Demonstrations: Organize and lead sprint review meetings to showcase the product increment to stakeholders, gather feedback, and make any necessary adjustments to the product backlog. Use each sprint review as an opportunity to align product increments more closely with the evolving and blended vision of all stakeholders.

  • Release Management: Collaborate with the development team and stakeholders to plan and manage product releases. Ensure that the product is delivered on time and meets the specified quality standards.

  • Risk Mitigation: Identify and address potential risks and issues that may impact the project's success. Work to remove impediments and bottlenecks that hinder the team's progress.

  • Customer Engagement: maintain open lines of communication with customers and end-users (or their proxies) to gather feedback, understand their needs, and incorporate their input into the product development process.

COMPETENCIES (knowledge and skills needed for this position):

  • Embody the Scrum values: Courage, Respect, Focus, Openness, Commitment.

  • Experience with backlog maintenance tools: Jira, Azure DevOps, AgilePlace/Leankit, or similar.

  • Hands-on experience managing all stages of the product lifecycle.

  • Previous experience with technical teams and knowledge of software development and web technologies.

  • Team spirit, empathy, and excellent communication abilities (both written and verbal).

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Be a practical change agent: ability to balance agile idealism for tomorrow with the practical realities of status quo delivery today.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years’ experience in software product ownership.

  • 4-year degree in IT orbusinessorequivalentexperience.

  • Excellent communication and storytelling abilities, capable of engaging and aligning diverse peers.

  • Proven team skills, including ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels within an organization, internally and externally.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Hybrid work environment (work in-office minimum one day per week required)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • This position will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain. This position will also have to do some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Audigy helps its members and their teams realize and achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals through the success of the business. We deliver impact for our teams, our members, and their patients through partnership, leadership, and commitment. Audigy is part of GN Hearing, which operates in more than 90 countries across the world. GN Hearing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workplace. GN Hearing openly supports and is fully committed to the recruitment, training, and promotion of all individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, maternity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance or any other classification protected by state, federal, or local law or ordinance. Founded in 1869, GN Group has more than 6,000 employees. View The EEO is the Law poster (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters)  and its supplement (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .

Disability Accommodation

If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email internalhr@audigy.com (bloomington-humanresources@gnresound.com) . This email is provided for the purpose of supporting applicants who have a disability that prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Emails left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

#LI-Audigy

GN brings people closer through our leading intelligent hearing, audio, video, and gaming solutions. Inspired by people and driven by innovation, we deliver technology that enhance the senses of hearing and sight. We help people with hearing loss overcome real-life challenges, improve communication and collaboration for businesses, and provide great experiences for audio and gaming enthusiasts.

GN was founded more than 150 years ago with a vision to connect the world. Today, inspired by our strong heritage, GN touches more lives than ever with the broadest portfolio of products and services in our history – fostering a sense of community, openness, and understanding.

By listening to customers and combining our unique expertise in the human ear, audio, video, and speech, wireless technologies, software, and miniaturization, we transform what it takes to bring people closer to what is important to them.

The GN-owned brands that are responsible for bringing these technologies to life:

  • Medical grade hearing technology: ReSound (https://www.resound.com/en) , Beltone (https://www.beltone.com/en) , Interton (https://www.interton.com/en) , Jabra (https://www.jabra.com/hearing)

  • Professional collaboration: Jabra (https://www.jabra.com/) , BlueParrott (https://www.emea.blueparrott.com/) , FalCom (https://falcom.gn.com/)

  • Gaming, calls and media: SteelSeries (https://steelseries.com/) , Jabra (https://www.jabra.com/)

Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs 7,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO). GN’s solutions are sold in around 100 countries across the world.

If you would like to learn more about us, visit our homepage gn.com or click on our different brands. You can also connect with us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/gn-store-nord/) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gnstorenord/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/gnstorenord) .