FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Junior Product Owner/Business Analyst #877876
Job Description:
The Junior BA/PO will be responsible for working within the Senior PO’s across product verticals managing customer requests and product release tasks along with growing into a cross functional product expert to be able to understand customer needs in order to translate that into software solution requirements, specifically within the MES and Smart Factory
Basic Qualifications:
  • Scope Reports to the Product Manager
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s in technical field: Engineering/Manufacturing/Computer Science, related study, or work experience
  • 0-2 years of technical related experience
Key Competencies:
  • Creative/independent Thinker
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow through/up with tasks
  • Highly motivated with a desire to help end users and solve business issues both internally and externally
  • Able to juggle multiple projects to meet deliverables
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle and tools predominantly in Agile environment
Bonus Knowledge:
  • Understanding of manufacturing process
  • Understanding software development processes (including best practice Agile methodology)
The accountabilities of the Junior BA/PO are but not limited to:
  • Managing incoming customer requests for product enhancements
  • Managing communication between product team and support teams
  • Administrative tasks around product release and hotfix release
  • Provide product front-end Support
  • Ability to become a Product SME our Smart Factory Solutions / Industry 4.0 / MES offerings
  • Work with internal and external customers to analyze the needs to align product roadmap and requirements to strategic goals
  • Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation.
  • Work closely with product management to learn what Industry 4.0 is and be able to extend that knowledge into value added product features.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgement for product development against company vision
  • Increase an understanding of Agile practices, Lean Startup, new technologies opportunities and other new trends from both an internal process perspective and smart factory solutions perspective, as well as competitive analysis
  • Work Directly with Development/PO teams on delivery and acceptance of new solutions and features.
Additional Information:
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is a financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused, operating in nearly half of the states in the U.S., Europe and India.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!
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