Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

This position will work closely with the Lead Product Manager to define and write product features to be implemented by the Scrum Team. You are responsible to assist in the definition of high-value extensions and enhancements to PowerSchool’s Administration product portfolio. This position will follow the Agile development process, to define the scope of work for the Scrum team by creating user stories, developing acceptance criteria, and refining the product backlog. Working with product management and subject matter experts, you will apply incremental delivery principles to working practices, driving the delivery of value through your teams, communicating progress, eliciting feedback, and enabling stakeholder reviews for validation in the process. This position will also use their skills to advance the progress of the Agile maturity model and provide timely reporting to Senior Management to ensure corporate objectives are being met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Improve organizations performance on delivering products by managing the cross functional development scope with Product Managers, Product Owners, and Scrum teams.
  • Support the product manager in the development of product vision, goals, themes, and features. This translates into a product roadmap and long-term product strategy and feature development
  • Participate and help lead daily scrum ceremonies, leading refinement sessions, and engaging with your Engineering team, guiding direction and focus
  • Translate product directives into backlog items, effectively representing customer needs. Serve as the primary source of external information for the Scrum teams, offering clear definitions of the targeted capability, the intended value to the customer, and functional/non-functional requirements framing the scope of the capability – independent of implementation.
  • Work closely with Development on implementation issues
  • Review QA test plans to align with acceptance criteria
  • Review relevant documentation for technical accuracy
  • Effectively communicate product release contents and expected product capabilities/behaviour to stakeholders including external and internal customers
  • Coordinates products between departments for global visibility
  • Communicate the product vision to the technical teams as well as to other teams within the company
  • Ensuring the correct features are being development, considering the value being delivered against the cost of delivery
  • Provide weekly reports on project status to Senior Management
  • Monitor and identify impediments to release objective and suggest corrective actions as necessary
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skillset and Pre-requisite

  • To be considered for and to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Qualifications include:
  • 5+ years’ prior experience in a product owner, product manager, or senior business analyst role
  • Excellent understanding of Agile and Scrum Methodology
  • Excellent ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Excellent ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments
  • Excellent ability to handle a heavy workload with multiple projects and frequent interruptions
  • Excellent ability to work in a changing, dynamic environment
  • Excellent understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail, while still results oriented
  • Strong problem solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Experience with business analysis, documenting use cases or requirements gathering

Our Offerings for Employee Benefits

  • Health Insurance for Employee+Spouse+Two Children +Parents
  • GPA – For Employee
  • Hybrid working
  • Compliance – PF and Gratuity

About Academian

Academian is a carve out of an existing IT services company – Intraedge Inc.
We are a service, products and learning development company in the education domain with a current headcount of 150+ team members. We are targeting a headcount of 500 in the next 3 years as we are working on a pipeline for additional business expanding our footprint across services, products, and learning.
Future: Will allow multiple publishers to create content on this platform so that school and students can have a variety of courses, topics, and assessments. (Marketplace-digital)

Parent Company:

Intraedge: 20 years product and solutions company.
Intra Edge was founded as a Professional, Staffing, and Global Services firm with the objectives of investing in understanding our client’s business and partnering with them to drive greater return on their technology investment, improving their business operating efficiency, and ensuring scalability for future growth.

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