Product Owner

| California, USA
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Location Requirements: This role is remote to California.

Frontline Education is a pioneer of school administration software purpose-built for K-12 districts. We provide innovative, connected solutions for student and special programs, business operations, and human capital management with powerful data and analytics to empower educators and administrators. We earn the trust of K-12 leaders across the U.S. by serving as a consistently high-performing, forthright partner of school districts through every dimension of the company.

We're a group of unique and talented individuals that love what we do. We've been lucky enough to land jobs with a rapidly growing tech company that supports an appreciative and friendly customer base. We work hard to make our customers happy, but we like to have a good time in the process. We are a company that strives to think in terms of "we" instead of "me." We believe in the philosophy of servant leadership and that it's all about putting others first. We also value the balance between family and work.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, and highly driven Product Owner to support and lead the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business requirements backlog as part of Frontline Education's ERP Portfolio. You would own and drive all components from feature idea through design, deployment, and operations, while working in an exciting, fast-paced, agile environment.

This role reports to the Group Product Manager and works closely with Engineering other Product teams, UX Design, Sales, Customer Success, and Strategic Partners/Clients to deliver solutions that simplify the daily work life of the front line of education.

Key Competencies

  • Working closely with the Product Manager to plan, prioritize and own the software product backlog aligned with the product roadmap.
  • Translate product roadmap initiatives into well-defined product requirements, features, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
  • Collaboratively work with multiple Scrum teams to refine priorities and outline milestones and deliverables.
  • Engage with Quality Assurance on test cases and assist in production support cases by triaging issues and working with engineering to resolve issues
  • Participate actively in agile ceremonies such as feature refinement, Sprint planning, daily Scrum stand-ups, Sprint Demos and Sprint retrospectives for a successful completion of Release/Sprint goals.
  • Conduct customer validation sessions to ensure prioritized features meet customer needs and behaviors.
  • Partner with the UX team through research and customer validation to ensure we are solving the problems in the right way.
  • Provide support, decision-making, and validation during design and development.
  • Ensure that requirements, project status, and release/launch notes are properly documented.
  • Work collaboratively with the Frontline product teams to support product vision, strategy and companywide initiatives.

Is this the right opportunity for you?

  • You love products and get excited about solving complicated, and often ambiguous problems, and having autonomy in decision making.
  • You understand that school districts need to easily plan, manage and analyze internal and external professional learning opportunities, and enable their employees to take an active role in their own learning.
  • You are a strong project manager that ensures all elements of a project are well coordinated to ensure a product releases that are timely and scope complete.
  • You can deliver intuitive, streamlined and easy to use solutions that don't compromise on functionality, compliance or quality.
  • You understand the value of UX and can work effectively in partnership with our User Experience team and solve problems the right way through research and validation.
  • You are an engaging and outstanding communicator who excels at negotiating across cross-functional teams.
  • You're an analytical thinker who can understand the impacts of new ideas to all parts of your solutions as well as how your solution behaves in a platform context.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years working with software solutions, Experience with a SaaS application preferably as part of ERP - HR, Payroll or Financials applications
  • Proven expertise leading cross-functional teams that together launch on-time and on-budget
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a Business, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies (AHA! and Jira are plus)
  • Ability to translate market needs into clear and detailed software requirements
  • K12 and ERP experience highly regarded
  • Occasional travel required (~10%)

Frontline embraces diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We are intentionally building a workplace that respects, supports, and values the identities of all our employees. We believe this to be foundational in developing a strong community in our company. Frontline Education is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Frontline offers a competitive compensation package including a base salary, rewarding bonus structure, 401k match, and unlimited PTO! Our company growth has created a promising environment for career advancement and rewarding challenges. We offer a tuition reimbursement program for eligible college credit coursework available to employees depending on their status and length of employment.

More Information on Frontline Education
Frontline Education operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois . Frontline Education was founded in 1998. It has 954 total employees. To see all 15 open jobs at Frontline Education, click here.
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