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Product Owner

Polco is Hiring a Product Owner! 

Polco is looking for a solutions-oriented, tech-savvy, experienced B2C Product Owner who wants to improve governance and politics. We’re looking for a tenacious problem solver who loves a challenge and is excited by the pace of a startup. You’ll manage the day to day product needs of a cross-functional team to ultimately build software that raises people’s voices and gives them more political influence.

Who We Are

Polco is dedicated to transforming how local governments, representatives, and community organizations interact with the communities they serve. We’re all about civic engagement and creatively bringing new and innovative technologies to the front lines of public governance. Our team comes from every walk of life and all corners of the political spectrum, but we’re all problem solvers at heart. Polco is designed to bring people closer together regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they think. We appreciate and celebrate these differences among our team, too. After all, we’re building something that everyone needs to love, so a broad range of diverse perspectives is important. We don’t look for people with perfect resumes or who “fit the mold.” We look for people who can make our team better. 

The Role

As a product owner at Polco, you'll jump right into the role, learning our product and collaborating with team members to deliver value to our users. In this role, you’ll work with a small cross-functional team and partner closely with engineers, product managers and designers to implement elegant but practical solutions to business and user challenges.

  • You'll be an early team member, with the opportunity to have a major impact on our product, our culture, and the overall business
  • Manage the day to day product needs of our engineering teams
  • Collaborate with product managers to plan and execute on roadmap items that align with our business objectives
  • Use your passion for technology and solving users’ problems to drive product execution
  • Work with engineers to create stories in Jira and plan sprints
  • Communicate team status, dependencies and blockers to product managers

Who You Are

  • 1+ years of experience executing a product roadmap
  • 1+ years of experience in an Agile environment
  • Experience working within a startup environment is a big plus
  • Good at balancing details with big picture timing and impact
  • Fearless and are comfortable with uncertainty. You have an acumen for turning complex problems into actionable plans
  • Are self-driven and have strong communication skillls

Why Work With Us?

  • A significant chance to improve how government (and maybe even politics) works
    Remote-first work environment - our technology team spans all 4 US time zones
    The excitement of being with a rapidly growing tech company
    Competitive compensation and stock options
    Benefits package including dental, medical, vision coverage
    Flexible work hours and paid time off
    Home office setup stipend

How To Apply

If Polco’s mission sounds like something you want to be part of, we encourage you to apply. 

Please note that Polco will be unable to respond to any telephone calls regarding the position. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, folks who identify as queer and others who are underrepresented in the technology or research field to apply.

Apply here.