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Business Analyst

The Company

At Star, we connect strategy, insights, design, and engineering into a seamless workflow devised to support our clients every step of the way—no matter how long or complex their journey. We anchor everything we do in clear and compelling endgames, which in turn enable our multidisciplinary teams to create superior solutions and impressive commercial returns for our clients.

Star is truly global. That is why we are the first major consulting company that does not have headquarters. Instead, we have many front doors, spanning Silicon Valley, Tokyo, London, Munich, Copenhagen, Kyiv, Wroclaw, Ho Chi Minh City, and other vibrant design, technology, and creative nuclei of the world. Our spirited and growing 750+ strong Star Crew takes great pride in working side by side with their trailblazing counterparts at some of the world’s most disruptive “unicorn” startups and iconic global brands like Lufthansa, Dolby Laboratories, BMW, Panasonic, Walmart, and Zeiss.

Our mission is to make every great person, every great idea, and every great company shine. That’s why we’re called Star.

The Opportunity

We’re helping our client develop a brand new version of their existing substitute management platform and bring it to a whole new level. Being developed from scratch, using cutting edge technologies, this application allows a huge field for improvements. You’ll have the chance to manage product goals in an Agile environment and become a part of the team that builds a real solution for real users, working with the latest technologies and frameworks. This is an opportunity to contribute to a product that is going to be a best-in-class platform.

What we do

We’ve been working with a number of companies over the years, from startups to huge corporations and everything in between. Key areas of expertise include Automotive, Fitness, Healthcare, AdTech, Data Science, and Consumer Electronics. Below are just a sample of products that we have been working on:

  • Waggit – cutting-edge health and happiness monitor for dogs (exceeded the Kickstarter goal x5 times, and now in production);
  • Expensify – helping automate tedious expense reporting (has processed 660 million expenses, for over 5 million users);
  • Netpulse – the largest provider of branded health club software, with the main focus on mobile (thousands of gyms, and millions of monthly active users in 40+ countries);

…and many others, please follow https://star.global/our-work/ for details.

You will be great fit if

  • You have practical experience acting as a Product Owner for custom software products;
  • You are passionate about technology and figuring out how things work
  • You can explain technical concepts simply, to both technical and non-technical people;
  • You know what designers, engineers, QA, marketing, support, and various business stakeholders expect when it comes to product requirements and backlog
  • You are a strong communicator, meaning that your emails are structured and your speech is smooth (all of that, in English);
  • You are extremely well-organized and love to keep things in order.

A bit more on qualifications:

  • You worked on custom-built software products (web, mobile, API, IoT etc.);
  • You know how to manage requirements in an Agile environment;
  • You have a good command of English: equivalent to IELTS 6.5;
  • Technical background and/or prototyping skills would be a plus.

What will you do

Planning

  • Proactively work with the customer to understand their needs and priorities;
  • Take an active role in product scoping and prioritization sessions.

Execution

  • Do the research needed to make high-quality decisions (user interviews, data);
  • Maintain product documentation so that everyone knows how things work;
  • Create clear product requirements and user stories, and manage product backlog;
  • Work closely with designers on the best UX/UI for end-users;
  • Take part in engineering discussions to make sure solutions match requirements;
  • Clarify features and their intended use so developers can implement them effectively;
  • Lead backlog grooming meetings and demo sessions, prepare easy-to-read release notes. 

Leadership

  • Make sure our team and customer stakeholders are on the same page when it comes to product goals, current priorities, and quality.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a rewarding compensation and benefits package, intellectually and creatively stimulating environment, professional flexibility and unique international travel opportunities.

Star is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are key to our ability to provide our clients and crew members with unique business and career outcomes. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability have no effect on our hiring decisions. If you have a special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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