Product Owner (HID1829)

Long Beach, CA North AmericaUSLong Beach, CA
HID Global
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Mid-Senior Level

Become a Product Owner in an Innovative High-Tech Security Company

Job ID: HID1829

#Securing your Future!

Our company is committed to finding the best and the brightest talent to help us reach the top. If you are a dynamic, highly skilled, and experienced Product Management and technology enthusiast, and you enjoy working in a rapid pace within a rapidly growing business environment, then you will want to consider this position. If you excel at communication, collaboration, and unrelenting innovation, we want to talk to you. And if you bring dedication, positive energy, and integrity to the table, you just might be the right fit for our team.

The Product Owner (PO) represents business priorities as set by PACS Product Management (represented by Product Managers) into relevant scrum teams. The PO also attends relevant Product Management meetings about planning and Program Backlog/Vision refinement. A scrum team can only have one PO. However, a PO can have several scrum teams.

This specific role will focus on our Controller line of products. The role will become the Product Owner of two highly skilled teams with experienced individuals. One important aspect of the role is to drive coordination with other Product Owners around the world to deliver an end-to-end solution. Some of which deliver products / components in other domains such as e.g., Cloud.


What you will be doing

  • Preparation and participation in PI planning:
    • As a member of the extended Product Management team, the PO is heavily involved in program backlog refinement and prep for Program Increment (PI) planning and also plays a significant role in the planning event itself.
    • During the event, the PO is involved with story definition, providing the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates and sequencing.
  • Iteration execution:
    • Maintaining the team backlog – With input from System Architect/Engineering and other stakeholders, the PO has the primary responsibility for building, editing, and maintaining the team backlog.
    • Iteration Planning – The PO reviews and reprioritizes the backlog as part of the prep work for Iteration Planning, including coordination of dependencies with other POs. During the iteration planning meeting, the PO communicates story detail and priorities and ensures the team aligns and agrees on a final iteration plan.
    • Accepting stories – The PO works with the team to agree on accepted story completion. This includes validating that the story meets acceptance criteria, that it has the appropriate, persistent acceptance tests, and that it otherwise complies with its Definition of Done (DoD).
    • Understand enabler work – While POs are not expected to drive technological decisions, they are supposed to understand the scope of the upcoming enabler work and collaborate with System and Solution Architect/Engineering to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the critical technological infrastructures that will host the new business functionality.
    • Participate in team demo and retrospective – POs collaborate with their team and any other stakeholders in the team demo. They also participate in the Iteration Retrospective, where the teams gather to improve their processes and are active in the Agile Release Train’s (ART’s) Inspect and Adapt (I&A) workshop.
  • Program execution:
    • Iterations and Agile teams serve a larger purpose; the frequent, reliable, and continuous release of value-added solutions. During each PI, the PO coordinates dependencies with other POs.
    • The PO also has an instrumental role in producing the System Demo for program and Value Stream stakeholders.
  • Inspect and adapt:
    • The PI system demo is part of the I&A workshop. The PO has an instrumental role in producing the PI system demo for program stakeholders.
    • To ensure that they will be able to show the most critical aspects of the solution to the stakeholders, POs also participate in the preparation of the PI system demo.


What we are looking for    

  • Bachelor's degree (Master is beneficial but not required)
  • Proven knowledge and experience in agile methodologies (Hands-on experience and a certificate in any of: Scrum and Safe®, Kanban, Lean etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in role with direct contact with clients on product/technical topics
  • SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (SAFe® PMPO) certificate is a strong advantage
  • Work experience as a Product Owner or similar role in product management
  • Experience in JIRA or similar tool
  • Experience in Miro is beneficial, but not required

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Flexibility
  • On-the-job training and development
  • Work as part of a global team


HID Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit