Product Owner (Liverpool)


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Kognito ( is a health simulation company based in NYC. We develop role-play simulations where users engage in conversations with virtual humans and learn how to lead critical conversations in real-life that result in improved social, emotional, and physical health. We work with more than 300 health, education, and gov't organizations in and outside of the U. S. To date, more than 1 million people have completed a Kognito simulation. Our team of 80+ people includes learning scientists, psychologists, software engineers, graphic artists, writers, and operation specialists.. Kognito is a business unit of Ascend Learning, LLC. Ascend Learning ( is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum, and assessment solutions for high-growth careers in a range of industries, including healthcare, fitness and wellness, and insurance and financial services. We provide outcomes-based solutions aimed at helping people enter sustain and succeed in their chosen fields. Ascend employs more than 1,000 employees, with headquarters in Burlington, MA., and offices in Kansas City metro, Phoenix metro, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Walnut Creek, California, Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York, and the U. K.. This position works across the product lifecycle, focused on carrying the product roadmap through execution in order to successfully deliver the strategic product vision. The Product Owner will work cross-functionally with Product Managers, Product Operations, Customer Success, Marketing, Technology, and Sales, as well as clients and subject matter experts to ensure that our products are developed to the needs and specifications in our K-12 and higher ed education market, as well as our healthcare market. The ideal candidate will possess insightful analytical and extraordinary organizational skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment. Kognito follows the Pragmatic Marketing approach to product management.. Responsibilities:. Lead, collaborate with, and motivate a cross-functional team of instructional designers, writers, animators, designers, testers, project managers, and developers to build, execute and release simulations in alignment with product roadmaps. Serve as the direct representative of the product with business teams, and act as the point-person for all stakeholder communications, both internally and with clients, subject matter experts, and key opinion leaders, ensuring their perspective is represented in the product. Map user personas within each product vertical that Kognito represents, and represent / reinforce the users' perspective throughout the product realization cycle. Gather and document detailed product requirements. Develop product launch plans and define milestones and deliverables roadmap. Attend agile ceremonies including daily standups, planning, and retrospectives, working in partnership with production teams on execution. In conjunction with Project Managers, coordinate project resources, and prioritize and assess the impact of all work items. Collaborate with Product Operations to develop simulation production budgets. Skills and Abilities:. Proven ability to gather requirements for interactive projects. Strong business acumen. Natural leader in a matrix organization. Ability to bring the creative ideas of others to market. Technical aptitude. Analytical thinker and creative problem solver. Detail oriented with a strong focus on quality. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to understand strategic vision with multi-dimensional needs and lead product development through delivery. Proven success gaining a deep understanding of stakeholder and user experience to improve stakeholder satisfaction. Understanding of the dynamics of education and healthcare markets a plus. Education and Experience:. Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience. Required at least 4+ years of relevant experience. Experience leading cross-functional teams through product development. Experience working in a software development environment; with content delivery components. Experience with JIRA, or equivalent product management tool. Experience in an education or healthcare-related field a plus. Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.. Ascend Learning is a world-leading education technology company serving healthcare and other high-growth career industries. We produce un... * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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