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Product Owner

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

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The Royal Caribbean Group’s Digital Product team has an exciting career opportunity for a full time Product Owner reporting to the Senior Director of Digital Product


The Product Owner is responsible for working with senior management to set strategy, vision, and roadmap of one or two products assuring alignment with business goals and objectives. You are responsible for creating and maintaining a product backlog, prioritizing, driving completion of MVPs, and evaluating the delivery by the agile team(s) to ensure impeccable features and functionality. You are the owner for at least one critical software product and/or project from inception through to delivery in close collaboration with various roles from Delivery, Product, Engineering, Architecture, Infrastructure and Security. The role supports creation of all product owner deliverables to assure alignment with best practices/principles and company technology vision. The Product Owner is viewed by others as a subject matter expert in his/her product field, and a role model of corporate culture. The role requires strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The Product Owner reports to a product manager.


  • Work with the product manager to understand customer expectations, requirements, and business values for platform features.
  • Develop a feature-based roadmap, objectives, and milestones with involvement from all relevant stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure technical feasibility and alignment with the product technology roadmap.
  • Coordinate communications between the scrum team and stakeholders. Conduct milestone demonstrations with stakeholders.
  • Write epics and user stories with acceptance criteria for the scrum team backlog.
  • Write user stories with sufficient details for the scrum team to size the effort.
  • Drive definition of the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) based on business and strategic measures.
  • Manage scope, groom and prioritize one or two team backlogs on a regular basis.
  • Provide guidance to the scrum team during sprint planning. Verify accurate documentation and communication of product/application decisions and strategies.
  • Review and accept or reject user story completion based on acceptance criteria.
  • Identify, address, track and manage risks, and escalate when necessary, in collaboration with the Delivery Lead. Work with program and engineering managers to communicate project statuses and risks.
  • Identify and manage cross team dependencies to prevent impediments and foster collaboration.
  • Leverage JIRA, Confluence, and other tools to provide metrics and reports for sprint and project management.
  • Lead, coach and mentor other product analysts and promote a culture of innovation.
  • Remain current with business industry and operational trends to advise and advocate solution approaches for systems and applications to meet growing business needs.
  • Perform other duties as required. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


  • Responsible for all resources, including financial implications and cost of systems/services for specific products and technology solutions, during development. This includes making decisions based on the best return on investment (ROI) and understanding the cost and benefit when prioritizing the backlog.
  • Solid understanding of accounting rules for product capital and expense activities.
  • Defines optimization opportunities to manage cost and ensure technology expenditures align with business objectives.
  • Tracks effort hours by activity in time management tool.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any related discipline.
  • 5+ years of work experience as a Product Owner.

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.