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Digital Product Owner

Project Management | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Everplans

Everplans is on a mission to help people better prepare for the future by getting their lives organized today. 

We're an NYC-based startup technology company recently acquired by National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) that helps people organize, share, and keep all the critical information, wishes, and documents they need, and that their family may need, up-to-date and at their fingertips. Through a combination of original content, a personalized guidance engine, and an intuitive digital vault, people can say goodbye to sticky notes around the computer, old file folders underneath the bed, and out-of-date paperwork.

Everplans is primarily distributed via financial professionals to their clients, through insurance and financial services organizations to their policyholders and customers, and as a benefit employers can offer their employees. We are currently growing our direct-to-consumer business as well as building a mobile application. 

About the Position

Everplans is looking for a Product Owner to help manage our sprint cycle as we continue to grow our product and development team and increase our velocity.

As a Product Owner, you’ll coordinate work between developers, designers, and QA. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of our products and prioritize work to help us meet the business objectives defined in OKRs.

You’ll help foster a supportive, positive, and collaborative work environment, bringing the best out of the development team and contributing to the overall company culture.

This position reports to the Director of Product Management. This position can be 100% remote as long as you are available during most East Coast standard work hours. 

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Define the product backlog and create actionable user stories for upcoming sprints based on the product roadmap.

  • Lead communications and take input from the dev and design teams on upcoming work during pre-planning and sprint planning. 

  • Groom and prioritize the work in the backlog in collaboration with the Product Manager.

  • Maintain actionable user stories.

  • Collaborate with the dev and design teams to resolve blockers and help move user stories towards acceptance. 

  • Accept completed user stories to make sure the work fulfills the criteria, with the input of the development and QA teams. 

  • Triage defects in coordination with QA. 

  • Host daily stand-ups, pre-planning, and sprint planning. 

  • Participate in other sprint-related activities such as retro and demo. 

  • Monitor and propose ways to optimize the value of the development team’s work.

  • Educate new members about our scrum practices and principles. 

You are:

  • Someone with a passion for software development especially for Direct-to-Consumer web and mobile applications.

  • Someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Someone with knowledge of scrum methodology and agile processes.

  • Someone with at least 3 years of professional experience being a Product Owner or similar for an agile web team working on mobile and responsive web applications.

  • Someone with the ability to understand the complexities that come with building and maintaining web and mobile applications 

Bonus points:

  • Scrum Certification

  • Familiarity with prioritization frameworks

  • Knowledge of user experience design

  • Familiarity with mobile and web app tech stacks

Our offices are located in the Union Square/Flatiron area of New York City (though we are currently fully remote). The position includes full benefits (medical/dental/vision/401K), and competitive compensation. Location is flexible. 

Everplans is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.