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Product Owner-Limited Term Assignment-One Year

Company: Pearson
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Product Owner-Limited Term Assignment-One Year - ( 2103271 )


We are the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

The Term of Project (TOP) Agile Product Owner works closely with the Product Manager to define and write product features to be implemented by the Development Team. The TOP Agile Product Owner 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 assignment is estimated to be 6-12 months.

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.

Engagement in day-to-day activities with your Development Team. This involves leading refinement sessions and engaging with your Scrum team, providing direction and focus

Support the development of a prioritized Product Backlog, including the development of user stories, acceptance criteria and scenarios for your Development Team to create working curriculum and learner experiences.

Work with Product Manager to refine backlog contents and priority, ensuring sufficient depth of groomed items for development consumption and commitment

Review curriculum for end-user experience accuracy

Effectively communicate product release contents and expected product capabilities/behavior to stakeholders.

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 right features are being development, taking into account the value being delivered against the cost of delivery.

  • Work with other Agile and product teams to identify and address cross-project dependencies.

Identify and analyze project risks and manage mitigation process with project team and stakeholders.

Negotiates internally at senior levels regarding important issues within their own area

Begins to develop relationships with senior leaders across the organization, customers and suppliers

Track and communicate team velocity and progress to both the customer and the team.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Professional Profile:


Communicates point of view in a compelling way and with expertise across a wide range of projects and internal/external clients

Recognizes the impact of change on others, and leads through positive behavior and coaching

Solves problems by using expertise to evaluate multiple sources of information, and creating innovative solutions to problems

Seeks information from internal and external sources, prioritizing and analyzing potential solutions in complex or new situations

Highly effective communicator


Minimum 3 years product management experience, including experience managing digital products

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Experience in an educational setting is beneficial, K-12 specifically is a plus

Experience in a leadership role developing and delivering software-based curriculum for a global audience.

In depth understanding of assessment creation and delivery as well as criticality of varying state approval needs and deadlines.

Experience leading wholly remote teams required

Experience of project management in a multi-disciplined and commercial environment

Basic HTML and web skills essential.

Thorough understanding of information architecture principles and practices Knowledge of Microsoft and Google business applications preferred.

Advanced knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS), Educational Management Systems, or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is preferred.

Familiarity with SAFe Agile principles

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $60,000-$70,000. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Product Management

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Job Type : Temporary Work

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 4, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2103271

Keywords: Pearson, Tallahassee , Product Owner-Limited Term Assignment-One Year, Other , Tallahassee, Florida

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