Senior Product Owner (Workflows)

Job description

DefinedCrowd Corporation is a company based in Seattle, WA, USA, with R&D centers in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, and Tokyo, Japan. We offer efficient data workflows that enable data scientists to collect, synthesize, enrich and structure training data. We do this by combining human-in-the-loop, automatic tools, and machine learning capabilities to accelerate enterprise machine learning and Artificial Intelligence initiatives training and modeling. Our value proposition is 95-98% quality, speed (5-10x faster than competition), and scale (70 languages and dialects covered). With strong expertise in speech and natural language processing technologies, the company has been serving top AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one.

What you'll do:

We are looking for individuals that thrive at analyzing and designing the services/workflows that can be developed in a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) to meet the requirements of each implementation and change. They would be responsible for defining and documenting the workflow architecture and ensuring that all development adheres to the defined architecture. They will also be required to manage the backlogs and guide a squad of developers within the team to ensure that best practices are always followed and all developers within the team understand and can follow the architecture.

You will mainly:

  • Take lead of the Engagement scrum team as the Product Owner;
  • Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the projects and create requirement;
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate number of prior prepared tasks to work on;
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product;
  • Define product vision, roadmap and growth opportunities;
  • Work closely with other verticals to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI;
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities;
  • Evaluates and reports product development status for their product backlog;
  • Responsible for their product specific documentation;
  • Alongside UX, research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product;
  • Follow our competitors and the industry;
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends;


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner or working closely with Product
  • Equivalent to a Msc in Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field
  • In-depth knowledge in Project Management, specifically Agile process and principles
  • Ideally previous experiences in Digital Product & software developments in AI (NLP/Speech/CV) and/or Crowdsourcing space.
  • Experience with Azure DevOps is a plus

Preferred Skills

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Can “translate” business into IT languages and vice-versa
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision and attention to details