Exact Sciences Corporation

Software Product Owner

Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
Req No.
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Software Product Owner will be a key team member of the Software Product Owner group that will drive the process of transforming requirements into user stories for development teams to deliver in an Agile environment. The candidate will be responsible for following established software engineering processes and methodologies, including Agile and SDLC, to successfully move solutions through the development lifecycle. They will perform activities such as user story writing and grooming, functional specification writing, user demos and user acceptance testing execution with business teams. This position will work closely with Product Managers and Business Process Analysts to ensure that business requirements are accurately captured in the user stories, design and solutions. The candidate must be able to multi-task on projects based on business priorities. This position offers significant growth potential within an innovative and dynamic cancer diagnostics company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Including but not limited to the following:

  • Groom and manage product and sprint user story backlogs to deliver maximum business value and maximize productivity of the development teams by aligning to larger strategic objectives. 
  • Ensure correct business requirements have been gathered related to digital product offerings and utilize analysis tools, such as use cases and process flows to translate into user story acceptance criteria.
  • Ensure an effective user experience by creating wireframes, capturing user interface requirements from an end user point of view and utilizing an eye for visual detail.
  • Write functional specifications to ensure proper delivery of business requirements.
  • Facilitate solution discussions with the development team, focusing on iterations to allow for maximum business value and minimal development and testing effort.
  • Quickly develop a detailed understanding of systems and processes within the covered Software areas.
  • Make key decisions that drive resolution of product bugs, defects, and other issues.
  • Collaborate with quality engineering team to support system and integration testing.
  • Proactively identify opportunities or obstacles concerning data accuracy, data integrity, and relevance.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Work effectively in a team-oriented environment with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Results and deadline driven; must be willing to do whatever is reasonable to meet deadlines.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication style, including well-organized, informative presentations.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary.
  • Travel Requirements:  5% Travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field; or high school degree/general education diploma and 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.
  • 5+ years of related experience to include:
  • 1+ years of experience in product ownership within an Agile framework as a product owner, product manager, business analyst or subject matter expert.  
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industry experience within biotechnology, life sciences, or healthcare.
  • Experience working on software within the areas of order management, physician or patient ordering portals, and/or laboratory reports.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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