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Product Owner



Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Localize is seeking an energetic, growth-minded Product Owner to join our US-based remote team

Reporting to the Head of Product, the Product Owner is an important hire for the team as we continue our growth. We are looking for an experienced, curious, and dedicated individual to drive the execution of our product roadmap. The individual will be responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders, product definition, and design/development of new features within the Localize product ecosystem.

The Product Owner is a key player who effectively integrates, motivates, and builds relationships with team members, key stakeholders, customers, executives, and other individuals to deliver the best solutions to our customers. The Product Owner acts as a link between product management and the engineering team using data to empower decision making and inform product direction.

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute to translating business requirements into actionable product and technical requirements.

  • Help coordinate product development efforts from the planning stage through development through launch and beyond.

  • Participate in sprint planning to determine the team’s objectives for the upcoming sprint.

  • Prioritize and maintain the product backlog.

  • Proactively identify and resolve blockers to achieve business objectives for the product, including technical and resourcing challenges.

  • Help manage the day-to-day agile process: defining requirements, working with UX and Design to create wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes, writing user stories, managing the sprint process, and more.

  • Qualify requirements and articulate the why to all stakeholders during refinement meetings.

  • Understand our market, customers, product, and competitive landscape.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering, design, finance, risk, sales, marketing and legal to successfully launch and improve our products.

  • Track and analyze the user impact of our product and features by defining key metrics for success.

  • Act with a sense of urgency and intellectual curiosity.

What you bring:

  • 3+ years building SaaS products in an Agile development environment

  • Technical background with a deep understanding of software development processes

  • Experience working closely with technical teams from concept generation through implementation and post launch support

  • Effective leadership skills to drive projects to completion

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to articulate complex concepts and project status

  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to build strong relationships across functions

  • Drive to organize and participate in requirement and design brainstorming sessions

  • A high degree of empathy: an ability to align and relate to the customers

  • Recent experience bringing products to market in an early-stage company environment

  • Self-starter and driver who takes ownership, and the ability to move blazing fast

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, including experience leveraging data to inform decision making and independently solving software engineering problems

  • A proven track record of solving problems and getting things done

Benefits & Perks:

You’ll be joining a close knit and talented team, with plenty of opportunity for professional growth. We offer compensation + benefits that are on par with large companies, while also placing a high value on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

  • Competitive salary

  • 401(k) plan + 4% matching

  • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Company-paid life insurance and AD&D insurance

  • Work anywhere in North America (we are 100% remote)

  • Shiny new Macbook Pro 16” (or computer of your choice)

  • Monthly stipend for home internet costs

  • Generous PTO package

This position is only open to applicants who reside in and are eligible to work in the US.

About Localize:

The Localize platform is used by 700+ companies to automate the translation of their web and mobile applications and bring their products & services to new markets at record speed. We help companies like Ahrefs to translate their website, NYU Langone Health to translate their urgent care scheduling page, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney to translate their international admissions page. To see our product in action, click any of those links and use the website's language switcher to switch from English to another language.

Localize works by providing a code snippet (similar to the Google Analytics JavaScript snippet) that our customers add to their website/web app. The Localize snippet pulls in content from the page into the Localize dashboard where our customers log in to add translations and manage their content. Localize automatically deploys those translations to the customer's production site, reducing development costs and accelerating time to market.

We are a team of ~20 people working fully remote. We offer competitive pay, a full benefits package, and a culture with an emphasis on work + life balance.

This position is only open to applicants who reside in and are eligible to work in the US.
To apply:
Along with your resume, send us a cover letter that showcases your personality and tells us why we should hire you. Previous experience working in a remote position is a must.