• Manager Software Product Owner

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    17-7663
    Division
    Technology
    Functional Area
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    Software Product Owner will manage the new development of web apps within our internal engineering teams. This role is critical in creating visibility into product status and will serve as the point of contact for our engineering team and business stakeholders. Key job functions for this role is to incorporate needs of the customers when working with engineering team, generation and prioritization of user stories, and to ensure that there is always a steady flow within the engineering team queue. This is a senior level role where technical product ownership is required

    • Manage the new development of web apps within internal engineering teams
    • Serve as the point of contact for engineering team and business stakeholders
    • Incorporate needs of the customers when working with engineering team
    • Generate and prioritize user stories
    • Ensure that there is always a steady flow within the engineering team queue

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 7+ years product or technical experience within an engineering team; defining, scoping, and delivering web related software
    • Previously held product and/or technology role (preferably with experience in both)
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Has worked with cross-functional teams, and other internal and external stakeholders to build schedules, coordinate deployment and communicate status on product delivery and operations.
    • Expert knowledge of consumer web technologies and engagement tools
    • Has a solid understanding and knowledge of SEO best practices and practical experience with high traffic web sites
    • Lead product vision and data analytic efforts; experience in defining analytical strategy and developing KPI’s for web properties
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership and presentation skills for interacting with engineering team members and clients
    • Experienced in interpreting data from analytic tools
    • Is experienced in A/B Testing and methodologies
    • Is experienced in creating product roadmap and backlogs
    • Experience using agile methodologies within an engineering team
    • Support UX-UI development teams by gathering and drafting product requirements from stakeholders, prioritizing features, authoring user stories and defining acceptance criteria
    • Experience working alongside the QA team to ensure proper test scripts are written and features are being tested thoroughly prior to production release.
    • Has a strong understanding of engineering culture and willing to take technical product ownership
    • Deep understanding of web technologies and eco-system
    • Scrum master / Product Owner certification preferred

    Education

    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

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