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Product Architect
Posted on 7/13/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Android Development
iOS/Swift
Management
SCRUM
UI/UX Design
Writing
Requirements
  • 3+ years of experience in the software development industry as a Product Owner, Technical Business Analyst, Requirements Manager, Product Manager, or related position
  • An understanding of the software development life-cycle (SDLC) and experience working with one or more software development methodologies
  • Experience working closely with stakeholders to elicit and define requirements for at least one of the following platforms: iOS, Android, Web
  • Strong documentation and technical writing skills, with familiarity working with user stories, acceptance criteria, use cases, flow diagrams, user personas, and API documentation
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to size solutions based on project constraints, i.e. time/scope/budget
  • Experience identifying and mitigating risks that could affect project outcomes
  • Ability to communicate clearly, confidently, and tactfully and to simplify technical concepts for non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of frontend and backend technologies (i.e. web/native apps, APIs, databases) and the risks and constraints of different technologies
  • An understanding of and deep appreciation for the topic of user experience (UX) and a drive to stay up-to-date with the continually evolving landscape
  • Self-starter who takes initiative in solving problems and can self-manage commitments and deadlines
Responsibilities
  • Help clients define product vision and user objectives, maintaining strong client relationships
  • Work with internal and external team members to define feature lists that align with client strategy
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to iteratively build solutions that are in line with time and budget constraints
  • Facilitate conversations around scope management and feature prioritization
  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders and manage complex requirement backlogs that consider multiple platforms
  • Build a shared understanding of product requirements among all stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Understand and advocate for the end-user's needs
  • Work alongside engineers to understand system architecture and data flows to guide feature development
  • Collaborate with product designers and engineers to create best-in-class user experiences that are feasible and within technical constraints
Desired Qualifications
  • In-depth software development knowledge
  • Working knowledge of backend systems such as databases and cloud platforms
  • Agency and/or consulting experience with a variety of clients and industries
  • An understanding of the differences in capabilities across iOS, Android, Web, and TV platforms
  • Certified ScrumMaster and/or Certified Scrum Product Owner
WillowTree

201-500 employees

Mobile innovation agency
Company Overview
WillowTree wants to create beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world's leading brands.
Company Values
  • Craft - We aim for excellence, and our love for what we do compels us to reach a higher standard. You can be proud of the work you do here.
  • Ownership - We have a strong sense of individual responsibility. Every initiative has an owner, from major product strategy to curating which kombucha is on tap.
  • Open communication - We respect one another enough to give and receive honest feedback. We champion the best ideas, no matter where they originate.
  • Inclusion - We treat each other with consideration and respect, and we celebrate our differences with tolerance and inclusion. You know, the way we want to be treated.
  • Sustainable flow - The state of mind when time flies and energy is focused. We make time for it every day so we can create innovative solutions that people love.
  • Realistic optimism - We acknowledge and understand the reality of the challenges we face, and we always find a way forward.
  • Partnership - Working side by side, we build meaningful connections with each other and our clients.