Position:

Product Owner (R&D)

LOCATION: San Diego, CA

DESCRIPTION

Are you an experienced Product Owner looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to further advance your skills and career in a great working environment?

Abalta’s R&D team is paving the way for our future products. The team is lean, agile, and ready to take on the goal of building next-generation products that will bring delight to our customers.

If you are an extremely motivated individual with a genuine interest in technology and a passion to deliver problem-solving products, we have the perfect job for you!

We are seeking a strong technical Product Owner to work with our team in creating and delivering the best software solutions for the mobility markets.

Responsibilities

  • Assist and work alongside our Product Manager(s) as the Product Owner for any assigned R&D product development projects
  • Provide technical expertise to the business teams and keep them updated on development side activities
  • Act as the primary interpreter of business needs to the technical teams, and own the creation and management of product specifications
  • Lead the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of well-prepared tasks to work on
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Assist in defining product vision, roadmap and growth opportunities
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Support the planning product release plans and set the expectation for delivery of new products and features
  • Maintain documentations and any materials that are both internal and external
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Follow our competitors and the industry
  • Keep abreast with Agile best practices and new trends

Requirements

  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for 3 years
  • BA in Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field
  • Must be a US Citizen or have unrestricted and continuing employment authorization in the US.
  • Must have an excellent command of at least business level English
  • Must be in a daily commutable range to UTC area in San Diego, CA
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Excellent documentation and specification creation skills
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Very strong passion in problem solving
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Attention to details

Major Plus

  • Experience in working in multi-country /multi-cultural environments
  • Experience in the automotive industry
  • Business-level Japanese

Benefits

Abalta Technologies provide a generous benefits package that includes 20 days of personal time off (PTO), 401K matching, and generous health benefits

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