DISH Product Owner in Denver, Colorado

DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

To learn more about our IT organization please visit

The Product Owner will be working on our Customer Facing Application development teams in our Denver office. They will be working in an extremely collaborative and fast-paced environment using both scrum and XP methodologies. This role will be helping to create a new application our call centers across the country will be utilizing daily.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead and influence a cross functional team to ensure the team delivers products that meet business requirements/needs and delivers business and operational value to customers

  • Ensure product roadmap and vision are communicated to the development team

  • Break down and prioritize delivery of products and features by developing and maintaining the product backlog, user stories, and cross-product dependencies

  • Elicit, identify, document, and refine requirements from business problems to detailed user stories and acceptance criteria that may include technical requirements

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with stakeholders, developers, QA, and other team members to analyze information and functional requirements, advocate the development process through to implementation, and ensure the delivered product meets business needs

  • Perform acceptance testing for user stories and features

  • Collaborate with stakeholders/developers/QA during product development through implementation

  • Manage stakeholder needs & requests while balancing product roadmap priorities

  • Facilitate iteration planning sessions, daily team stand-ups, grooming sessions, and retros

  • Track and report on team work completed, capacity, backlog, velocity, etc.

  • Forecast product/feature delivery timelines

  • Use metrics and feedback to improve team and organization processes, best practices, performance, and delivery

  • Assist with deployments and production support issues

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A successful Product Owner will have the following:

  • BA/BS in a technical or business discipline (information systems, engineering, computer science, finance, business administration, or accounting)

  • 2-5 years of Product Owner, Product Manager, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Project Manager or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Excellent organizational, facilitation, and written/verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivation with strong, proven, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional resources and work well in a distributed environment

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience using Agile processes and methodologies

  • Ability to plan for future work while maintaining the current delivery with rapidly changing priorities

  • Rally / CA Agile Central experience a plus

  • Technical proficiency in APIs, Java or JavaScript, or other programming languages a plus

Vacancy Name: 2017-39235

External Company Name: DISH Purchasing Corporation

External Company URL:

Street: 1615 17th St

Post End Date: 9/13/2019