Product Owner I/II

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Measures for Justice · Rochester, NY (Hybrid)

Product
Human Rights & Equality
$97,839 - $105,666 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

SQL
ExpressJS
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Location: Rochester, NY
Work Arrangements: Onsite, hybrid, or work-from-home
Hours: Full-Time
Salary Scale: 
Level 1: $97,839
Level 2: $105,666

To be considered for the role, candidates must live within 50 miles of our headquarters near downtown Rochester and be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. 

About Measures for Justice

Measures for Justice is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to developing tools and services that help communities, including the institutions that serve them, reshape how the criminal justice system works. Since 2011, we have been collecting, standardizing, and publishing criminal justice data to increase transparency, accessibility, and accountability. We’re leading a movement to change the future of criminal justice.

Role Overview

As a Product Owner I/II at Measures for Justice, you will play a critical role in developing and enhancing our product portfolio. Working closely with our Product & Design team, you will manage and maintain the product backlog to ensure alignment with strategic product and organizational goals. You will also lead prioritization efforts by gathering user and technical requirements and defining user stories. Through your contributions, you will help ensure that we are delivering high-quality products to help communities reshape the criminal justice system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and prioritize product backlog by gathering user and technical requirements, and defining user stories
  • Support VP of Product and Design throughout entire product lifecycle by documenting ideas, gathering and analyzing metrics, and validating courses of action
  • Drive requirements gathering process, translating customer needs into detailed requirements for development by engineers
  • Provide guidance to cross-functional teams by refining product backlogs, prioritizing work, and creating user stories
  • Organize epics and stories, lead refinement processes, and facilitate sprint planning meetings
  • Provide support to cross-functional teams by managing some Agile processes and rituals
  • Delegate tasks, resolve conflicts, and escalate issues effectively to ensure timely project completion and maintain a collaborative team environment
  • Assist in customer feedback collection efforts, monitor product performance, and propose process improvements
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by modeling inclusive behaviors and proactively managing bias

Your Experience

  • Proven background as product analyst, product owner, and/or other related roles
  • Demonstrated experience working through the full software development lifecycle (SDLC) in an Agile environment
  • Proficient in gathering technical requirements and translating them into user stories
  • Proven experience refining and prioritizing product backlogs
  • Skilled in building coherent epics organized into user story themes
  • Proven experience in process management, including organizing and facilitating Agile processes and rituals, sprint planning, and backlog refinement
  • Strong communication, listening, and collaboration skills, enabling effective cross-functional teamwork and stakeholder management
  • Highly skilled in prioritization and time management skills, with the ability to effectively multitask and solve problems

Bonus Points

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, engineering, finance, marketing, or a related field
  • Experience using SQL for gathering and analyzing database metrics

If you do not have the skills/experience mentioned in the bonus points section, we still encourage you to apply!

Benefits

  • Meaningful work that contributes to positive social change
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment fostering growth and work-life balance
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Generous paid time off, including 20 days vacation, 10 sick days, 15 paid holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day!), and 2 days of community service
  • Eligibility for up to 5% annual bonus
  • Reduced hours on summer Fridays
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k matching up to 3% of annual salary
  • Professional development opportunities via Bravely, Coursera, and more
  • Flexible work arrangements, including remote and hybrid work, for eligible positions
  • Full technology package including computer, monitors, bluetooth devices, and more

Hiring Process

  1. Recruiter Screen: 45 mins, discuss background and mission/culture alignment
  2. Hiring Manager Interview: 1 hour, dive deeper into background and qualifications
  3. Take-Home Assessment: 1-2 hours, demonstrate skills
  4. Panel Interview: 1 hour, present response to assessment and dive deeper into background and qualifications

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Measures for Justice is committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our workplace. We strive to create a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds by eradicating barriers to access and opportunity. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.  

EEO Statement

Measures for Justice provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Legal Requirements

Background checks will be conducted for all candidates who receive an offer of employment. For certain positions, fingerprinting may also be required. Employment will be contingent on the successful completion of these checks consistent with applicable laws. Follow-up background checks will be conducted on employees after each five years of employment.

Accommodations

Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Rachel Snyder at [email protected]

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