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Product Owner

Product Development | Austin, TX | Full Time

Job Description

Product Owner

Watermark is looking for a Product Owner focused on working within the product delivery cycle to maximize the value we deliver based on our product vision. You will follow the agile software development process and work directly with a development team. 


  • Develop a deep understanding of the user problems being solved and the vision for the product

  • Turn problems and needs from users into workable epics, user stories, and acceptance criteria; liaison with stakeholders to ensure clarity of user needs

  • Participate in and conduct discovery and backlog grooming with the development team ensuring creativity and ownership of the team

  • Develop and maintain clearly prioritized backlogs that maximize value and reflect alignment with the greater product vision, strategy, and other key priority drivers 

  • Work with cross-functional partners -- e.g. UX designer, architects, software developers throughout the development cycle to create winning solutions to problems and perform final story acceptance

  • Work with the development team to investigate and triage defects and prioritize resolution

  • Act as the liaison between stakeholders and other teams to ensure progress is well communicated before, during, and after development

  • Develop, track, and report on key metrics that inform product success and make informed decisions based on data to build a better product

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree 

  • 1-2 years work experience in software development, implementation, or support 

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage competing priorities

  • Ability to work in a changing, dynamic environment 

  • Ability to work cooperatively across teams and departments

  • Excellent communicator interpersonally, within a team, and organizationally

  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail, while being results oriented 

  • Preferred experience working as part of the Agile software development team

  • Preferred Scrum Product Owner certification


  • Competitive salary

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401(k) with match


About Watermark

Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements. The company serves a highly engaged client base of more than 1,700 colleges and universities worldwide, with solutions for planning, assessment, ePortfolios, faculty activity reporting, course evaluations and institutional surveys, as well as curriculum, catalog, and syllabus management. 

With award-winning solutions, Watermark is united and operates under one unique, value statement: People with Principles and Purpose drive Progress. In addition to an open, diverse, and inclusive culture built on transparency and continuous improvement, Watermarkers enjoy a competitive benefits packages, including flexible work arrangements, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, wellness perks, and more!

To learn more about Watermark’s educational intelligence solutions, visit  





Watermark is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an individual based on the individual's race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic or activity.