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Software Product Owner

Date:  Nov 29, 2022

Danvers, Massachusetts, US, 01923

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Woburn, MA, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 2,000 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

Software Product Owner (Agile)

The Software Product Owner is a member of the Agile Embedded Software team responsible for defining stories and prioritizing the team's backlog to streamline the program's execution.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To gather design inputs from cross-functional stakeholders, including product management, marketing, customer support, scrum master, project management, and development team members.
  • To co-lead software scrum ceremonies and associated meetings and communications to stakeholders under the supervision of senior members of the team.
  • Managing requirements, use cases, documentation, and user stories for the current sprint and refining and preparing for subsequent sprints under the supervision of the software engineering lead.
  • Software release planning & tracking: 
    • Build, refine, and maintain the product backlog under the supervision of the SW engineering manager.
    • Responsible for user story definition, writing acceptance criteria, providing clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates, sprint planning, story sequencing, and drafting the team's specific objectives for the upcoming sprints.
    • Manage and track release tasks & deliverables.
  • Perform reviews with internal stakeholders & commercial customers throughout the design lifecycle to ensure alignment on solution designs and requirements 


Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 2- 5 years of experience defining & writing software specifications for a medical device.
  • Experienced in software development lifecycle (SDLC), including defect tracking and requirement management systems.
  • Programming experience and abilities (Python strongly preferred)
  • Self-motivated, not requiring significant managerial direction 
  • Adept at adjusting to changing circumstances quickly and professionally 
  • Proficiency with Visio, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills 


Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Extensive understanding of Agile methodology or previous experience, implementing Agile onto a team is highly preferred
  • Prior experience as an Agile Product Owner or as a System Engineer in an Agile environment is very strongly preferred 
  • Experience in embedded software development


Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Boston