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Product Owner III - Hybrid

REQ: REQ-144718 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Who we are: Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!  How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills, and more. If you want to learn more about us visit us at And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to  

The position: Qualified Product Owner Professional, responsible for owning and prioritizing the team backlog and maximizing the value delivered to ensure alignment with customer, product team, and stakeholder needs. Work with Product Management and other stakeholders to translate business features into technical user stories.The salary or hourly wage range of $93,000- $157,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to an individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives. The minimum hourly wage for this role will be the greater of the posted range, or minimum wage for the location where the employee will be working, subject to local minimum wage requirements. Execution & Delivery
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and prioritize product features based on business objectives and customer needs.
•    The Product Owner is an integral part of the team and is the intermediary between the team and the customer. The Product Owner provides daily insights that guide the developers towards providing the highest value outputs and the team towards meeting iteration goals. By doing this the Product Owner enables the team to delivery continuous value.
•    Collaborates with Product Management in applying a customer-centric mindset along with design thinking tools to guide the ART toward delivering solutions that are desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable
•    Tracks and is able to provide regular updates on progress, including KPIs and metrics, to leadership and stakeholders    Backlog Management
•    Owns the team's backlog and its Stories, its prioritization and health (the quality and readiness of stories)
•    Owns their teams Agile ceremonies (start, stop, continue), such as team's events, backlog refinement, system demos, and other team events.
•    Ensures Stories have concrete acceptance criteria, maturing toward an acceptance test driven development and shared understanding of achieving a Definition of Done.    Communication
•    Communicates with stakeholders, understands and prioritizes requirements from competing stakeholders. Enabling the continuous feedback loops from stakeholders and customers that fuel the value to the customer.
•    Understands the Definition of Ready and is communicates the changes required to the Product Manager in a clear and informative manner.
•    Support and empower Agile teams by providing clear goals, guidance, and a shared understanding of priorities aligned with the team's backlog.    Mentoring
•    Contribute to a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.    What we're looking for: •    Bachelor's degree in engineering, Computer Science, Software or other Technical degree (STEM). Or 9 years of experience in an engineering product development delivery role in lieu of a degree. 
•    5+ Product development delivery 
•    Agile Certifications (ie, CSM, CSPO, APM, SSM, POPM)•    In-flight entertainment experience a plus 
•    Prior experience in breaking down larger complex solutions into achievable goals and tasks and written into User Stories.
•    Understands UX/UI components, principles and design practices within wire-framing elements and design.
•    Excellent verbal/written communication; comfortable presenting ideas and decisions to a larger audience
•    Prior experience with Atlassian products including JIRA and Confluence
•    Prior experience in agile methodologies. Understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) a plus
•    Experience in prioritizing tasks, manage time efficiently, and adapt to changing priorities.
•    Ability to navigate and excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.What we offer:  At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.  We offer flexible work options depending on your role. Where possible, hybrid work opportunities.  
Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked.  
Health Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.   
401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1  
Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.  
All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.   Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety-sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporation.  #LI-AE1 

REQ: REQ-144718 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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