IHS Markit is a dynamic team consisting of more than 5,000 analysts, data scientists, industry experts, and software developers serving 80% of the Fortune Global 500, and over 50,000 clients in over 140 countries. In IHS Markit’s Product Design division, we understand deeply that new product development typically overruns deadlines by 120%, while 70% of companies admit to investing in duplicative research. It is our mission to rescue your technical professionals from the rising tide of raw data and opinions. Goldfire by IHS Markit is a scalable cognitive search engine that provides single-point access to information across the enterprise and empowers the technical professional to make the right decision at the right time. Leveraging state-of-the-art AI-powered Natural Language Processing, Goldfire automatically reads, organizes, and summarizes technical knowledge to solve problems, inform decisions, and deliver value to your organization.

Position Summary

Do you have a passion for technology? Are you always thinking about how to provide world-class products? Do you have a passion for solving complex technical challenges with bleeding edge technology? Do you know how to make things happen? Do you have skills in business, technology, development, user experience and can easily transition between those? If you answered yes to these questions, then we need to talk!

As a Technical Product Owner for the Goldfire business, you are the tip of the spear when it comes to delivering best in class product functionality to our customers. You will take complex requirements and customer use cases, break them down into user stories and work with our development teams to bring that functionality to life in the product! You are directly responsible for the end product that gets delivered to the customer. Prioritizing the development work in each upcoming sprint, collaborating with development and ensuring that we have the desired functionality through acceptance criteria and a constant customer first mindset.

Goldfire is currently developing next generation Artificial Intelligence technology to significantly raise the stakes in connecting digital assets across the enterprise. You will be responsible for helping us drive this forward, in addition to enhancing the Goldfire solution that we have today.

Duties & Accountabilities
Translate customer requirements and high-level user-stories created by the Product Manager into specific and actionable user stories for the development team
Conduct research and literature reviews to understand the technical feasibility, uncertainty and risks of domain-specific feature requirements
Collaborate with user experience, development and content teams to brainstorm and create necessary content to drive product functionality
Support the creation of the product development roadmap
Create and maintain product backlog
Project plan tracking & updating for product development – keep everything moving forward, identify risks and escalate as needed
Prioritize development backlog for each development cycle & communicate priorities to stakeholders
Support go-to-market activities by providing clear communication on product functionality, respond to customer inquiries and train sales / customer care on new functionality
Champion platform standards and educate Product Managers on those standards to help shape the requested business objectives as they relate to delivery
Design systems, features and/or processes to solve challenging stakeholder or customer problems
Drive solution definition, design, and feature acceptance criteria for projects, product enhancements and defects
Independently works with stakeholders to refine storyboards and/or user stories
Build strong working relationships with internal teams and select customers
Collaborate with development team to provide clarity on user stories
Create acceptance criteria to ensure user stories solve identified customer use cases
Work with distributed teams spread across the world
Effectively communicate strategies & trade-offs to senior leaders


IHS Markit


3 – 5 years of experience as a Technical Product Owner/Backend Engineer/Full Stack Engineer
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science
Intermediate to advanced English language skills required – Demonstrated effective verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to develop and conduct internal presentations
Good understanding of technology systems and software development processes
Experience with Agile development processes
Passion for technology, and business opportunities that it presents, with the ability to comprehend both technical and business topics to recommend options and solutions
Proven ability to work in cross-functional teams towards mutual success
Ability to break down complex topics into understandable elements
Customer first mentality – desire to deliver the best possible user experience to customers

Educational level:

Bachelor’s Degree

Level of experience (years):

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

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