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Product Owner - Client Facing

Cox Automotive


Location:
Redwood City, CA
Date:
06/26/2017
2017-06-262017-07-25
Job Code:
1710187
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Product Owner - Client Facing
JobID: 1710187
Category: Information Technology, Development
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

We are looking for a client-facing Product Owner to join a talented team in a fast-paced, high-profile project to build an automotive reconditioning platform. Responsibilities include working with the client team to gather, prioritize, and translate requirements into user stories, working with the engineering team to explain and verify user stories, and occasional travel to sites around the country to support the client roll out.


TheCompany

Xtime (a Cox Automotive company) provides a fully integrated, cloud-based system that boosts customer retention for automotive manufacturers and dealerships in the U.S. and internationally. Other notable companies within the Cox Automotive brand are Autotrader, Manheim, and Kelly Blue Book.


Responsibilities
  • Ability to work in fast-paced weekly sprint and release cycles.
  • Gather requirements from all stakeholders and make them visible in the backlog.
  • Keep the backlog prioritized according to importance.
  • Build and maintain a good relationship with the client team and client management.
  • Prepare release notes and communicate them to the client.
  • Act as point-of-contact for new requirements and to triage production issues.
  • Participate in all Agile/Scrum ceremonies.
  • Clearly communicate the requirements to the team.
  • Work with individual team members as needed to explain requirements.
  • Verify user stories are complete before passing them on to User Acceptance Testing.
  • Work together with the team to complete sprint commitments.
  • Comfortable working with the team and the client on East Coast time.
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • Participate in continuous improvement of both technology and process.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree with 5-7 years work experience, with bonus for Computer Science.
  • Experience working within a cross-functional team using Agile/Scrum.
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner required.
  • Experience in a client-facing role preferred.
  • Automotive experience preferred.
  • Previous experience as Business Analyst, Product Manager, or Project Manager will contribute to this role, which spans all 3 areas.
  • Openness to learning new technology and processes, and to expand skillset as a member of a cross-functional team.


About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer dot com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.



Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Redwood City-1400 Bridge Pkwy

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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