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Sr Agile Product Owner - Data and Internal Products

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

remote, NC, US, remote

Onsite or Remote:  Remote
Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases - all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team. EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.

At NoveList, we believe that books and libraries have the power to transform lives, and for more than a quarter century, we have been providing solutions for libraries that enable them to help readers and engage their communities. Data is the foundation of our products and will power much of their future growth. As a key member of the product team, you will have an active role in amplifying the voices of those who create and use our data, from metadata catalogers to software engineers to end users of our products.  You’ll also ensure that our internal products enable NoveList data and content to be curated and consumed efficiently and at scale.  


What you’ll do 

  • Become an expert about the data, utilities, and processes that power our products.  

  • Define and prioritize a backlog of features, stories, and defects to deliver a modernized pipeline that ingests, transforms, and processes data for NoveList’s product portfolio. 

  • Recommend and prioritize work for additional internal products, tools and technical debt to be undertaken after the data pipeline is created. 

  • Guide a team of internal and outsourced developers to clarify, estimate, and plan the work to deliver the data pipeline and subsequent internal products and projects.  

  • Partner with the development team to set and meet goals for program increments and iterations. 

  • Lead acceptance of the team’s features and stories before they are deployed. 

  • Build key relationships with NoveList and EBSCO Information Systems (EIS) stakeholders to understand subject matter expertise, resource allocation, processes, and dependencies. 

  • Communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders about decisions, progress, timelines, metrics, and workflow impacts related to the team’s work. 

  • Drive and develop team demos (5 per quarter). 

  • Promote continuous improvement among the product and development teams. 


Who you are 

  • Outstanding oral and written communicator 

  • Creative problem solver 

  • Collaborative team member  

  • Leader with strong negotiation skills and the ability to align stakeholders around desired outcomes  

  • Comfortable presenting to groups and demonstrating technical work 

  • Prepared, organized, self-directed and responsible 

  • Good at sorting through ambiguity and uncertainty 

  • Goal and detail oriented 

  • Passionate about NoveList’s mission to help libraries reach readers 


Skills or experience you need 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 

  • 3+ years in a product role 

  • 1+ years of experience working with databases, distributed data systems, data ingestion processes, and ETL architectures 

  • Experience defining and documenting requirements for technical, back-end or internal-facing products and features 

  • Experience with AWS services  


Skills or experience that sets you apart 

  • Experience with SAFe and Agile software development, including prioritizing and scheduling cross-team dependencies  

  • Familiarity with MARC bibliographic records and standards  

  • Experience in the information industry, with libraries, or with library technology platforms 


Target Annual Salary Range: $ 77,680 - 110,970. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors including your skills, qualifications, education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location. EBSCO provides a generous benefits program including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a retirement savings plan, paid parental leave, holidays and paid time off (PTO), as well as tuition reimbursement. View more about EBSCO’s benefits here:


EBSCO is an equal opportunity employer. We at NoveList and EBSCO value the many different skills which make all of us unique. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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