Product Owner

Manchester, NH /
Technology /
Full-Time
About Alumni Ventures

AV's purpose is to grow and engage with an inclusive community of teammates, investors, and entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and build a better future.  Fueled by a disruptive business model and an innovative solution for an underserved market, Alumni Ventures (AV) is growing rapidly, with 150+ employees and 19 investing teams working from locations in Boston, Chicago, New York City, the Bay Area, Austin, and a headquarters in Manchester, NH. 
 
AV provides accredited investors with a smart, simple way to own high-quality, professionally-managed venture portfolios.  AV offers dozens of distinct funds, including Alumni Funds that support the entrepreneurial ecosystems of the alumni of many top universities nationwide, Focused Funds that offer specific investment themes broadly to accredited individual investors, and Syndications Funds consisting of an individual startup company investment, and more. We are private, for-profit, and not affiliated with any school. AV is a fast-paced work environment with a dedicated approach to growth and innovation that is centered on regular change, experimentation, learning (from both failures and successes), iteration, and continuous improvement.
 
AV has raised over $800 million and has invested in over 800 portfolio companies on behalf of thousands of accredited investors; and supports a widespread, engaged community of more than 600,000 stakeholders that includes investors, entrepreneurs, subscribers and community members. AV typically co-invests with established venture firms and does not lead investment rounds or take board seats.  

About This Role

AV’s Technology team is seeking a Product Owner to drive the development of business-critical products from inception to completion. This individual will collaborate with the EVP of Technology and other key internal stakeholders to define overall product vision, determine product features, and manage the product development process. The Product Owner will act as the primary liaison between stakeholders and the engineering team to ensure outlined objectives are being met. This is a full-time position based in AV’s Manchester office, with some travel required for the successful execution of responsibilities.  

Responsibilities

    • Collaborating with clients and stakeholders to understand their needs and translate them into product requirements
    • Defining the vision for the team’s product
    • Creating a product road map based on this vision
    • Managing the product backlog and prioritizing them based on changing requirements
    • Overseeing all stages of product creation, from design to development to launch
    • Developing user stories
    • Monitoring and evaluating product progress at each stage of the process
    • Liaising with the product team and end-users to deliver updates
    • Participating in Scrum meetings and product sprints

Requirements

    • In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology
    • Working knowledge of product development architecture
    • Proficiency in the use of analytic tools
    • Understanding of design quality standards
    • Excellent knowledge of user-centered design principlesExcellent oral and written communication
    • Ability to work with and manage large teams
    • VC/PE Investing subject matter experience is a plus
Alumni Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and our team is committed to achieving and supporting a diverse workforce through fair and equitable Talent and people management practices. We consider applicants for all positions given the needs of our business and the relevant team, and the skills, experience and competencies each candidate brings. If you are excited about the work AV is doing and believe your skills, experience and competencies can create impact for our team, our Investors and our portfolio companies, we encourage you to apply.  Your candidacy will be considered based on your ability to add value, regardless of your race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.