Product Owner in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description



  • Work directly with product management, business sponsors, key stakeholders and agile scrum team(s) to ensure the solution meets the product vision and business objectives   
  • Convey the overall product vision to scrum team(s)
  • Translate business needs and set priorities from product roadmaps to guide the work of the Scrum team(s)
  • Communicate ongoing risks, scope trade-offs, and timeline impacts to stakeholders to ensure alignment
  • Manage dependencies in and across sprints and releases
  • Order the items in the product backlog to best achieve goals and business value
  • Ensure the product backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and provides direction on order of the scrum team’s work
  • Actively participate in the scrum team’s backlog grooming session
  • Optimize the value of the work of the scrum team(s)
  • Write user stories and oversee and approve those written by others
  • Split user stories that are too big and oversee this activity
  • Specify and validate the acceptance criteria for each user story
  • Establish SLAs (Service Level Agreements) that address product scale, availability and performance requirements in partnership with the technology teams
  • Participate in daily stand up sessions
  • Participate in product demo sessions
  • Provide acceptance the completion of user stories as they are demonstrated by the scrum team
  • Participate in retrospective sessions
  • Develop subject matter expertise for the Merchandising Systems functional area, including: Foster strong partnerships with both the business and technical teams that support the functional area, Understand the business processes for the functional area,  Develop an understanding of the front- and back-end systems that support the functional area’s business processes
  • Participation in the Product Owner community of practice, including:  Provide suggestions based on current and emerging methodologies or tools to improve quality, delivery performance and reduce costs, Provide guidance and mentorship to newly on-boarded Product Owners


  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.  Ability to remain effective under stress, and respond to pressure in a manner acceptable to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others in a team-oriented culture
  • Building Partnerships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.  Ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved an elevated level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise