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Agile Product Owner, NoveList

Date: Jan 25, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27713

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

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 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

We’re looking for an Agile Product Owner (APO) to help build features and applications for NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EIS), located in Durham, N.C. At NoveList, we believe that books and libraries have the power to transform lives, and we develop innovative solutions for libraries that support them in helping readers and engaging their communities. As a member of the product team, you will take an active role in amplifying the voice of end-users and the product line strategy to your development team.


What you’ll do

  • Work with an agile development team to deliver great products and services for our customers
  • Know our products and contribute a genuine passion and enthusiasm for our mission
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with all development and business stakeholders to ensure timely and effective delivery of software features and defect resolution
  • Act as the key stakeholder in user story definition assisting the team with clarification, estimates, story sequencing and team objectives for program increments
  • Lead user acceptance testing for all new features and be responsible for final approval of features before acceptance into production
  • Proactively communicate progress, decisions, impediments, and risks
  • Drive and develop the team demo
  • Promote continuous improvement


Who you are

  • Prepared, self-directed, organized and responsible
  • Collaborative and humble decision-maker
  • Good at sorting through ambiguity
  • Comfortable presenting to groups and demoing working software
  • Goal and detail orientated
  • Excellent written and face-to-face communicator


Skills or experience you need

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years working as a business analyst or in product management (preferably as a product owner)


Skills or experience that sets you apart

  • Experience working directly with technology teams as a product owner
  • Experience defining and documenting product requirements into small, well-articulated deliverables
  • Experience in the information industry, libraries, or library technology platforms
  • Experience with SAFe, Lean, and Agile software development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation/influence and leadership skills

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), 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.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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