Wheel the World

Product Owner in Wheel the World


    Remote | Semi Senior | Full time | Product, Innovation & Agile

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Wheel the World is a travel tech startup making the world accessible for people with disabilities and their families.
By building a cutting-edge model of accessibility data, which extracts, organizes, and displays at www.gowheeltheworld.com, we allow people with disabilities to find and book places to stay, things to do, and multi-day trips with all the accessibility information they need and a specialized user experience.
The platform combines gowheeltheworld.com with the Accessibility Mapping System (AMS), our software built to collect accessibility data.
We are an international team, passionate about accessibility, startups, technology and travel. We love what we do!
We truly believe in our core values: passion, positive activism, disruptiveness, humility, and collaboration.
Here’s a cool video about our initial story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIKZLXXKlro&t=15s

Job functions

We are looking for a person that is a skilled product owner who has a clear vision of what the stakeholders need and want the product to become and conveys it to the rest of the Development Team. Someone who is fun and inspiring to work with and is passionate about our mission and Agile methodologies.
This role is also the main point of contact between the stakeholders of a product and the team that will take care of making it a reality; this is done by taking the inputs and requests from the stakeholders and creating Epics and High-Level User Stories as well as being the only responsible for maintaining and adding tickets and user stories to the product backlog.
The product owner prioritizes the product backlog, although the team can pick the amount of work they estimate that can be done.
  • Create and own the product roadmap so everyone in the team has visibility of each component and how each relates to time and key dates
  • Prioritize components based on customer's feedback or stakeholders requests
  • Take input from the requests of stakeholders and transform them into usable Epics or User Stories
  • Write user stories and tasks with quality acceptance criteria and involving tech and user specifications.
  • Anticipate to the client needs having a deep understanding of the market
  • Build and maintain the product backlog based on the requests of the stakeholders
  • Participate in the backlog grooming ceremonies to refine and prioritize tickets on the backlog
  • Talk with the development team throughout the sprint and be reachable for them
  • Motivate the development team to accomplish their sprint goals
  • Check if completed tasks meet acceptance and quality criteria before releasing them
  • Review the tasks of the sprint to ensure the accomplishment of the “Done” definition
  • Review the process of the product at the end of each sprint
  • Keep product metrics and measure advance in order to check if goals are being met.

Qualifications and requirements

You will be expected to propose ideas, as well as to be open to other’s perspectives whichever the situation.
All Wheel the World all team members are expected to speak English fluently.
Required Technical skills
  • Technology Fundamentals
You need to understand basic technological concepts like APIs, Databases, etc.
  • Customer Delight
You must be able to take proactivity to the next level and find out those needs and features that the stakeholders haven't even considered they need.
  • Vision
You must have a clear vision of the direction and scope the product is going to take.
  • Availability
You must be there for the rest of the team.
  • Good Judgement
This role heavily influences what direction the development of a product will take and so every decision they take must be very well meditated with the best Judgement possible
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
You must be able to effectively talk to and understand what the stakeholders want and interpersonal skills like empathy are necessary
  • Conflict Resolution
You must know what ideas to keep in the example of the two stakeholders and how to solve disagreements on the team.
  • Experience with Agile Methodologies
You have deep knowledge about Agile Methodologies, specifically in SCRUM
Personality and Motivation
● You believe in our mission
● You are result-driven and resourceful
● You are autonomous and need minimum guidance, and yet you are able to follow instructions and open-minded when being mentored

Desirable skills

  • Experience with Software Development
  • A technology degree


  • Work schedule is 100% flexible
  • All our team has stock options
  • 4 weeks of vacations + 5 personal days per year
  • We will give you a very cool WTW equipment
  • We will give you a laptop
  • There will be opportunities to travel to meet our team based in Europe or US
  • We have access to several learning opportunities to allow you to grow and learn

Accessible An infrastructure adequate for people with special mobility needs.
Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Health coverage Wheel the World pays or copays health insurance for employees.
Company retreats Team-building activities outside the premises.
Computer provided Wheel the World provides a computer for your work.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.
Vacation over legal Wheel the World gives you paid vacations over the legal minimum.

Remote work policy

Fully remote

Candidates can reside anywhere in the world.

About Wheel the World

Wheel the World is a tech startup with the purpose of making the world accessible. Through gowheeltheworld.com, people with disabilities and their families can find and book accessible travel experiences including accommodations, tours, and activities. — Wheel the World's full profile

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