Junior Product Owner

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 April 2016
  • Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Closing on 31 May 2016

Job Description

Join the Media Platform for the Global Development Community.

Devex is seeking a Junior Product Owner to be based at its office in Barcelona, Spain. You’ll find at Devex an opportunity to carve out your own place in the world, learn from sharp, committed colleagues, and be part of an energizing culture that’s low on bureaucracy and high on impact (and fun).

What we need from you:

The main responsibilities of the Devex Junior Product Owner are…

  • Write concrete features to be implemented by the Product team and and prioritize them.
  • Work with the Product Manager to define the scope of work to be done by developers and designers on a weekly basis
  • Test new products and enhancements before they are available for users
  • Measure and evaluate how the product is used and if it solves the right problem
  • Conduct market research supported by ongoing conversations with development professionals to better understand the problems and needs of this community. Follow trends in media, job boards and other online tools that are relevant to our community
  • Communicate the Product vision to the technical team as well as to other teams within the company

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements

  • Passion for development. You want to help the development community be more efficient and for their work to have a bigger impact
  • 1-3 years of experience in the development sector: implementing development projects, writing articles on development-related topics or other
  • Interested in media, social innovation and technology
  • Fast learner
  • Ability to make things happen, results-oriented
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to see the big picture and have an abstract discussion, while also being able to pay attention to details
  • Outstanding communication and consensus building skills. You’re also comfortable taking ownership of projects and making decisions
  • Leadership skills, even without direct authority

Preferred Qualifications:

Besides the basic requirements, here’s what we’d love to see…

  • You’re familiar with and use Devex products
  • Experience in product management
  • Advanced data analysis skills and knowledge

Our workplace offers creative spaces, snack-­filled fridges and all the espresso you can drink. If you’d like to be a part of this progressive group of global development game changers, we want to hear from you. Get the conversation started by submitting an application now!

About the Organization

Devex is the media platform for the global development community. As a social enterprise, we connect and inform development, health, humanitarian and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence and funding amp; career opportunities so you can do more good for more people.

An international organization founded at the Harvard Kennedy School, Devex is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Barcelona and Manila and reporters around the world. Our diverse global team includes 100 web-savvy journalists, analysts, developers, designers, and marketers. Devexers live our mission, and bring their top-notch academic and professional credentials to work every day to change the world.

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