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Product Owner 

About the Organization Faith Comes By Hearing is an Audio Bible ministry based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our vision is to get God's Word to every person, and we do this by recording Audio Bibles in every language and freely sharing them using the latest technology. We currently offer recordings in more than 1000 languages spoken by nearly 6 billion people around the world. We are looking for talented and skilled candidates to join us as we fulfill the Great Commission.

The purposes for which Faith Comes By Hearing is organized are wholly religious and include the following: To proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord in all that we do. The Corporation's Statement of Faith is as follows: Trusting in Jesus Christ as our Savior, we believe in: 1. The Bible as the inspired Word of God; 2. The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son; 3. The vicarious death of Jesus Christ for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His personal return; 4. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
Position Product Owner  
Category Render  

The role of the Product Owner is to support the ministry of Faith Comes By Hearing by facilitating assigned softwares through the conceptualization, design, development, release and maintenance process. The person in this position will work closely with department managers, stakeholders and development teams to ensure successful software to support the mission of FCBH.

Position Requirements

Responsibilities include:

Product conceptualization and design:

  • Understand core values guiding development of multiple softwares, including needs of target user
  • Serve as Product Owner on assigned product(s), making decisions on design, functionality and work prioritization, in consultation with design and development teams as beneficial, and in accordance with core values
  • Responsible for maintaining healthy working relationships and communications with both stakeholders and software development teams
  • Drive product development with internal and external partners
  • Lead the conceptualization process and roadmap for these products with input from stakeholders and software development team as appropriate
  • Ensure timely and reliable releases of the softwares
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date list of potential product features
  • Prioritize software development goals and communicate those goals effectively to the programming team
  • Interpret communication and feedback from programming team (both internal and outside companies as needed) on development goals, applying feedback to goals
  • Attend relevant development meetings regularly
  • Solicit and receive feedback from users and partner organizations regarding the softwares, including feature requests, interpret feedback from users and partner organizations, incorporating it appropriately
  • Create all new issues in Agile software program
  • Maintain an effective and groomed backlog
  • Keep records of all releases, including features and known issues
  • Communicate relevant information regarding releases, including features and issues, to appropriate parties, including department managers and , the Product Owner Lead and leadership as needed
  • Approve design mockups and ensure mockups are attached to appropriate issues

Software set-up, testing and demonstrations:

  • Coordinate Alpha and Beta testing, involving communication with local host sites (e.g. churches) and community participants
  • Update Department Manager regularly regarding state of software
  • Give software demos internally and to visitors and partners, as needed

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in appropriate ongoing professional development
  • Mentor lower level Product Owners


  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Organization skills
  • Attention to detail and consistency
  • Timeliness
  • Comfortable learning and using technology
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion



  • Competent with Microsoft Office software including Outlook
  • Time spent working on an agile team or related experience


  • Familiarity with linguistics and Bible translation
  • Familiarity with orality
  • Conversant in additional language(s) beyond English
  • 1+ year of Product Ownership role on an agile team
  • Experience with software testing
  • PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner) or equivalent certification

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Degree in a related field of study from a college or technical school, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Location Faith Comes By Hearing  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  
Req Number REN-21-00004  
Open Date 5/4/2021  

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