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International Data Group Principal IT Product Owner  in Needham, Massachusetts

Principal IT Product Owner

IDC is seeking an Principal IT Product Owner to join our team to build new digital platform that will serve CIOs and their organizations around the world. The platform will be rolled out as an inseparable part of a growing IDC product line. The candidate will work closely with the Product Manager to ensure the needs of the customers and IDC analysts are met.

This is an opportunity for people who like to build something new fast. The candidate will work in demanding/high urgency environment to build a unique tool supporting growing products. Others will rely on the candidate's creativity to produce ideas and their prioritization capabilities to deliver a new tool in short amount of time.

Why IDC?

IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success. IDC was recognized by the Institute of Industry Relations (IIAR) as the 2020 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges

  • Deliver an easy to use digital platform that supports the needs of our clients and evolving portfolio of products.

  • Serve as a liaison between our clients, Product Management, Research, Customer Service, User Experience and Technology teams.

  • Prioritize the team's backlog to meet key business goals and deliverable dates using available data and resources to guide decision making.

  • Communicate new features and functionality with internal stakeholders.

  • Socialize a clear view of priorities and progress against product roadmap with business partners and senior leadership.

  • Support cross-functional business teams by answering questions, making recommendations, providing training, and guiding user acceptance testing.

  • Gather and synthesize relevant data from the platform and look for opportunities for improvement.

  • Analyze user feedback and lead user interviews and user groups.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in Business, Marketing, Computer Science, or Engineering.

  • 8-10 years of experience in an IT department with 3+ years of product owner experience in technology teams with increasing levels of responsibilities in software development (knowledge of SQL is helpful).

  • Excellent communication skills required to develop effective working relationships and to present to all levels of the organization and regions.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks and projects.

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs, and evaluate new ideas with partners across the organization.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with key tools.

  • Issue and project tracking tool for agile development (Jira or similar tool).

  • Knowledge of tools for building wireframes or mockups (Figma, Balsamiq or similar).

  • Previous experience and deep understanding of user experience best practices.

  • Experience with software development using agile methodology.

  • This role is based in our Needham, MA office.

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.

About IDC: International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

ID: 2021-2036

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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Street: 140 Kendrick St