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Lead Technical Product Owner

Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | Fully Remote

Posted: 05/13/2024 Job Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 25192 Pay Rate: $ 85.00 - $ 88.00

Job Description

Our client, a family-owned Midwestern grocery/retailer that strives to better the lives of people in all communities is in need of a Lead Technical Product Owner.
 
Location: 
  1. Preference - Hybrid onsite in Grand Rapids, MI OR
  2.  6 State footprint (MI, OH, IN, KY, IL and WI) OR
  3.  Onshore
This is a 8 month contract.  
Equipment will be provided.

Job Description:
  • The Technical Product Owner has 5+ years of relevant work experience. As part of the solution development team, the Technical Product Owner will take ownership of the application(s) as well as being responsible for working with software developers/engineers and architects to provide consultative guidance and direction to the team. 
  • The Technical Product Owner will also be responsible for building out the backlog, approving cards and moving them to completion, managing code deployment, and leading the development team members.  This person will be completing the features themselves.

Job Requirements

Required Skills: 
  •  Must feel comfortable with defining and planning work for development teams..
  •  Previous experience as an Azure/.NET developer/ C# development background.
  •  Experience with Confluent Kafka is preferred. 
  •  Experience developing native MS Azure Cloud based applications is also required.
  •  Experience collaborating with development and architecture teams to provide guidance on priorities. 
  •  Must have SAFe experience or relevant Agile experience and feel comfortable leading backlog refinement sessions and demoing the work completed by the development team to a larger audience. 
  •  Strong comfort using Azure DevOps or a similar tool (like Jira) to create work items for the development team.
  •  You will need to understand cloud based as well as on-prem applications
  •  Strong understanding of Azure function apps/logic apps/durable functions is required
  •  The ideal candidate is someone who takes initiative in scoping out work for their development team. 
  •  The candidate is organized, able to present/communicate in front of larger groups, able to collaborate with other teams. 
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