POSTED March 14

Product Owner at Neurons Lab

  • Product
  • Contract
  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
Job Description


  • Leading the product development process from ideation to launch and beyond
  • Determine undermined user needs, develop solutions to meet these needs, and supervise the implementation
  • Prioritize backlog items with regard to user and business needs
  • Maximizing the value of the product and optimizing ROI
  • Ensuring that the product is delivered on time, within budget, and to the desired quality standards

Areas of responsibility:

Connecting with the customer

  • Value is determined by the customer; therefore, the PO is keenly aware of the needs of the people to whom their products are delivered. Whether they consume products, services, systems, APIs, platforms, or other solutions, customers’ wants, needs, and preferences are continually explored by the PO
  • Good products solve specific problems. What’s more, they solve specific problems that are worth solving. Identifying problems that customers want to be solved is the first element of design thinking. In this context, the PO discovers a range of customer needs through divergent thinking tools, then identifies the ‘jobs to be done’ that are most worth pursuing

Managing and Prioritizing the Team Backlog

  • PO composes story details, applies user-story voice, ensures ‘INVEST’ characteristics are present, assists with story splitting, defines enablers, and incorporates behavior-driven design (BDD) to ensure stories support continuous value flow
  • Regularly ordering backlog items according to their cost of delay and communicating that sequence to the team during backlog refinement

Support team in delivering Value

  • Collaborate with System Architects and Principals to craft enablers and work with stakeholders to establish appropriate capacity allocations.

- As the primary proxy for customers and stakeholders on the team, the PO plays a pivotal role in evaluating the value delivered from the backlog. The PO regularly evaluates progress toward story acceptance criteria, including compliance with Built-In-Quality criteria, such as the scalable definition of done, and non-functional requirements (NFRs). The PO works closely with the team to detect quality issues as they are introduced and correct them in or near real-time.

  • Stories are typically created before iteration execution but require ongoing elaboration. POs facilitate frequent conversations with their teams to resolve questions, manage dependencies, and communicate priorities that emerge as stories are implemented. This information also helps the team slice stories effectively to achieve increased velocity and shortened learning cycles.
  • POs balance stakeholder perspectives by understanding the needs that drive them, remaining customer-centric, respecting capacity allocations, evaluating the cost of delay, and collaborating with stakeholders and teams to make implementation decisions that produce the most favorable outcomes

Getting and Applying Feedback

  • The PO has primary responsibility for maximizing the value delivered by an Agile team. This, of course, implies that value is known. That knowledge comes from frequent feedback from customers and stakeholders—not just upon delivery but throughout the entire delivery life cycle. The PO is critical in enabling the continuous feedback loops that fuel the value stream. The PO seeks quantitative and qualitative feedback to develop a comprehensive understanding of where solutions are and are not providing real value
  • Value can only be realized when a working solution is in the hands of the customer. Even then, it is not guaranteed. During development, therefore, value can only be speculated. To mitigate the risk of delivering solutions with little value, the PO collaborates with Product Management to define benefit hypotheses based on extensive customer and market knowledge. These hypotheses drive implementation and are validated (or invalidated) by feedback the PO gathers from customers and stakeholders throughout the product life cycle.


  • Excellent communication
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Strong Business Analyses Skills


  • English - Advanced
  • Agile


  • Proven track record (5 years and more)
  • Preferrable experience with the real product launch
  • Gaming

Allocation: 1 FTE
Time zone: Ability to work morning PST hrs 

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