Product Owner - Junior to Mid-Level
Location: Cumberland, RI
Duration: 6 Months + Contract to HIRE
MUST be able to Convert to Fulltime....
Are you a recent graduate, aspiring business leader, or Associate Product Owner/Manager or business analyst seeking a hands-on career in a growing industry with new products, new tools and new technology?
With locations across the globe, CBTS is an enterprise Infrastructure and Digital Services provider. We offer a portfolio of managed and consulting-led business solutions delivering outcomes for many large businesses during their ongoing transformational journey. For more information, visit us @ www.CBTS.com
In tandem with our elite health services customer, we are offering a unique opportunity to join a career development program. We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives and a diversity of experience to revitalize the culture of our organization. As the nation s largest health care provider, our customer is thrilled to offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities within digital product ownership and management
*These positions will be located in Rhode Island*
The Product Owner (PO) is a key member of the Agile Product Team, responsible for defining Stories and prioritizing the Team Backlog. This is an instrumental role in driving day-to-day development for a digital program that generates multi-million dollar business value to the organization and touches millions of consumers. Responsible for streamlining the execution of team priorities while maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the features/ components for the team. The PO has a significant role in quality control and is the only team member empowered to accept stories as done. This PO role will support the agile product team(s). This role has significant relationships and responsibilities outside the local team, including working with Product Management, who is responsible for the Program to prepare for the Program Increment (PI) Planning meeting.
1. User Story Development
Works with product management and stakeholders to align on business value, problem statements, and customer pain points that are strategic priorities for the Client
Provides subject matter expertise explaining product vision and user stories to the team to ensure requirements are understood and customer value is delivered
Collaborates with development team to elaborate and define technical learnings into refined and prioritized backlog items that align to Iteration Objectives.
Responsible for defining and prioritizing stories that will increase velocity and quality of the program
Responsible for assuring a level of quality has been achieved by validating that the Story meets acceptance criteria and has met acceptance tests. Approves stories as complete.
Responsible to update product management on Story status to align on delivery expectations
2. Team Backlog Ownership/Prioritization
Responsible for building, prioritizing, monitoring/editing, and maintaining the flow of Team Backlog to ensure the delivery of the customer satisfaction and multi-million dollar business value
Sets the runway for early business value and customer impact by determining sequencing of sprint planning
Leads the team in identifying dependencies and tradeoffs as well as problem solving risks that may appear in the Team Backlog
3. Program Increment Planning
Partner with Product Management, who is responsible for the Program Backlog, to assist in preparing for the Program Increment (PI) Planning meeting.
Identify the potential enablers and spikes for discussion in the Program Increment
Drafts the team s objectives and defines features for the Program Increment session
Collaborates with the team to produce the PI system demo and the Product Owner presents it to program stakeholders.
4. Maintain Conceptual and Technical Integrity of Features/Components
Partner with design function to consider usability testing and end-user feedback to ensure product will address and resolve user pain points
Provide architecture and development teams sufficiently detailed feedback on user stories and product vision to ensure the team maintains the technical integrity of features / functionality
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE:
Entry-Level to 5 years of professional experience (with 2-3 years as Product Owner , Project Manager, Business Analyst, Consultant or in Agile product development)
Bachelor of Science in Business, Technology, Finance, Marketing, Engineering or related field
1. Strong critical thinker who makes balanced, insightful decisions using solutions based thinking in problem solving, asking probing questions and looking for underlying issues
2. Ability to effectively work on teams within a highly collaborative environment
3. Strong negotiation, organizational, management, analytical and people skills
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization
5. Broad understanding of core programming and computer science concepts
6. Experience in healthcare industry preferred (retail, pharmacy, ecommerce, etc.)
7. Familiarity with agile processes, such as scrum, Kanban or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Job Type: Consult-to-Hire, Full-time
We encourage all to apply!
All qualified applicants who are authorized to work in the United States will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability or sexual orientation.
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