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Job ID: 9551
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Frederick, MD
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2022

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Job Description


Lead the visioning, roadmap, and prioritization of digital products in a fast-paced Omni-channel Retail environment.  This role will provide thought leadership, track development, and manage lifecycle of transformational software products for eCommerce retail applications, and other digital initiatives.


This is a hybrid position with expectation on-site in Frederick, MD 2-3 days a week.



  • Leads development of the vision and roadmap for multiple digital/software products.
  • Orchestrates/bridges the business and IT teams to obtain, confirm, and refine the business intent, requirements, and value.
  • Transforms business intent and requirements into well-documented, end-to-end technical product solutions and experiences that are best-in-class.
  • Owns/drives achievement of technical product objectives and business value. Includes executing scrum master duties across multiple internal and external teams for all assigned products and roadmaps.
  • Communicates status, product metrics, risks, and feedback to leadership daily/weekly as assigned.
  • Reviews product vision, roadmap, feature set, backlog, and customer feedback with leadership to refine priorities.
  • Oversees all stages of product creation including design and development
  • Coordinates with teams and leads user acceptance testing (UAT) and product demos
  • Experience leading through complex and/or competing priorities and negotiating win-win outcomes
  • Proven track record of defining end-to-end/complete user journeys & experiences; including quick mockups/prototypes
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams through conflict and successfully drive outcomes
  • Additional duties as assigned.

About Music & Arts

Music & Arts embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to create lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The first Music & Arts was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD and run by founder Benjamin O'Brien. When Music & Arts opened its doors in 1952, we offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons, and art supplies. Ben decided shortly after opening his business that he wanted to focus on music to better serve his customers -- a decision that remains intact to this day.

Since the 1990's, Music & Arts has expanded nationwide through organic growth and a series of acquisitions and mergers with other music dealers. In 2005, Music & Arts joined forces with American Music to become the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer in the United States. Based in Frederick, MD, Music & Arts is now part of the Guitar Center enterprise and comprises 225+ retail stores, 200+ educational representatives, and 250+ affiliate locations.

To join our band you will need the following experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in Business Administration, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 2 - 4 years of Product Owner experience
  • 2+ years of in-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology
  • 2+ years of experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral/written and executive presentation skills a must
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment
  • Experience writing user stories and following the development process through user story acceptance
  • Experience with Altlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence) or similar tools
  • Skilled proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work and maintain professional demeanor while managing multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be well-organized
  • Comfortable working flexible hours to coordinate with multiple time zones where required.
  • Agile certification: CSM, SAFe, PMI-ACP, PSPO desired

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Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Music & Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐ related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1‐818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to [email protected].

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