The Product Owner contributes to REI success by helping to define and implement the strategy and development of compelling solutions that support REI's omni-channel strategy. This role will monitor trends and emerging technologies and assess how new opportunities can be leveraged to improve the shopping experience, connect people to our co-op and create an effective experience. Responsible for building and grooming business backlog, writing user stories, maintaining release plans and collaborating with Retail Solutions Leadership and cross divisional partners in the planning, development and implementation of the REI's Retail technology initiatives. Contributes to the ongoing definition of cross-channel technology strategy, leads high-impact development initiatives, and acts as a representative in cross-divisional forums. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.
2+ years experience managing medium to large projects with both a business and a technology focus.
2+ years experience leading product development and digital strategy.
Demonstrated expertise with new and emerging cross-channel and web-based technologies and applications (Ajax, Flash, XML, RSS, Web APIs) as well as trends (mashups, social media, and user-generated content).
2+ years Agile/SCRUM team experience.
Familiarity with the system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member.
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 16 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.
With 127 stores in 31 states, REI offers unique benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including an excellent total compensation package, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals, healthcare coverage for full- and part-time employees, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoption assistance and paid sabbaticals after 15 years of service.
REI - 17 months ago
REI is a national outdoor retail cooperative, committed to inspiring, educating and outfitting for a lifetime of outdoor adventures. Founded...