Technical Product Owner

Based anywhere in the U.S.

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Based anywhere in the U.S.

Position type

Full Time

Work Type

Full Remote

Position Description

You will work closely with our diverse, fully US remote development team and product manager for axe DevTools Mobile to bring the vision of the product to life through planning and collaboration. You’ll play a pivotal role in leading the planning, execution, and delivery of innovative technical projects. You’ll serve as the bridge between business objectives and technical solutions, utilizing your expertise in project management, Agile methodologies, and business analysis to drive success.

In addition to the product team, you will also work with the UI/UX team and QA team to ensure any prerequisite for planned work is ready, and work is properly tested prior to a release. With each release you will provide alignment to ensure appropriate changes are documented, tested, audited, and communicated within Deque.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Taking roadmap goals and translating them into an executable plan for both releases and iterations by working with the development team to break down work
  • Providing direction to the Agile development team and visibility to stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prioritized prepared tasks to work on
  • Lead sprint ceremonies and keep team accountable for delivering committed work
  • Work with the development team to take roadmap items and break them out into sprint tasks in feature planning.
  • Align work with release plans and sprint plans to ensure prioritized work is aligned with product strategy
  • Balance prioritized work between product strategy, tech debt, fixes and customer support tasks
  • Provide backlog management and refinement so that user stories are clearly defined and ready to be picked up
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments and identifying risks impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Keep team engaged by following Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of product development experience
  • At least 2 years of experience leading developers in shipping impactful technical solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Established background in launching software or services in partnership with engineering teams and high degree of proficiency in prototyping, iterative development
  • Experience successfully driving end-to-end delivery of mobile and web solutions, e.g. dashboards, APIs, SDKs, etc.
  • Knowledge of current mobile development practices, technologies and tools at consumer-focused companies
  • Background in software development
  • Demonstrated ability to lead problem identification and technical discussions
  • Ability to write clear technical user-stories utilizing terminology across mobile & web technology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in working at a geographically dispersed, remote, company is a plus
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Attention to details

About Deque

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. With 875,000+ extensions installed and 6,000+ audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

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Career Fulfillment

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic.

Deque’s core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

Innovation with results that matter
Deliver what you promise
Can-do attitude
Open, direct & respectful communications
We care deeply
We practice humility

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company! Submit your application anytime.

If you’re looking to stand out, include a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Deque and how you align with our Core Values. We also recommend including any key attributes that differentiate you as a candidate.

Deque is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. Reference and background checks will be required.

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Let’s broaden your customer base and make practicing accessibility easy at the same time.”

Preety Kumar CEO, Deque Systems