Software Product Owner

Portland, ME
Full Time
Project Management

Portland Webworks is seeking an experienced Product Owner to join our Project Management and Quality Assurance team.  Portland Webworks operates using Agile principles, specifically Scrum and Kanban, so Product Owners can expect to work within self-organizing teams focused on efficiency, transparency and providing business value to our clients.

Portland Webworks is known for bringing useful and elegant solutions to the public sector to help citizens learn about, apply for, and receive benefits. We help government agencies run more efficiently and ensure projects are run on time, budget and scope. 

As a Product Owner, you can expect to:

  • Work with the business and subject matter experts on the product roadmap and product vision 
  • Understand the client’s business model and desired business benefits
  • Build and groom the product backlog
  • Act as business analyst and be able to elicit, describe and prioritize the client’s business requirements and product features (includes wireframing functionality associated with requirements and/or other usability and interaction design tactics)
  • Collaborate closely with the project team to hone agile principles and continuously improve process and sprint outcomes 
  • Participate in Scrum events such as release planning, product backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily scrum and sprint reviews (including team demos), and sprint retrospectives

As a Product Owner, you will bring the following skills:

  • Leadership skills and ability to communicate in an effective manner (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to influence and guide teams towards the product vision 
  • Experience leading software development teams towards building a product 
  • Experience gathering requirements and building consensus on product features 
  • Ability to work autonomously and without direction from senior staff members or the client
  • Positive attitude and willingness to wear multiple hats as needed 
  • Experience working with external clients and stakeholders 
  • Knowledge of software development best practices and 508/ADA compliance 
  • Proficiency in using software to document requirements, backlogs, etc. (Jira, Confluence, etc)
  • Agile certifications (Certified Scrum Product Owner desired)
  • Experience working in the public sector (e.g. federal, state, and/or local government)

Portland Webworks maintains one of the most progressive benefits programs in Maine. Our team culture, our respect for our personnel, and our generous compensation packages have earned our company recognition as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Maine in every year we participated. 

The benefits that we offer include:

  • 100% paid health and dental benefits for employees
  • Employer funded Health Reimbursement Arrangement (to minimize out of pocket costs)
  • Flexible spending account and dependent care accounts available 
  • Company matching retirement plan (up to 3% of salary)
  • Profit sharing 
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Up to 25 days paid vacation
  • Free Old Port garage parking (Custom House Garage)

This position requires passing a criminal background check due to client contracting requirements.

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