Senior Product Owner

IT, Application, Development, Management, Engineering
Full Time

Job Description

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:
Drives value to the business by building, managing and maintaining Product Backlog(s) in collaboration with IT, delivery and external partner teams, based on magnitude, scope and complexity. Represents the business to the team, and defines business value for them. Defines the details of what is being done and the overall scope of the project that builds the product offering. Ensures that acceptance criteria is well-defined. Plays a key role in shaping the direction of the product feature creation, user story writing and collaboratively innovating through Joint Application Development (JAD) and other brainstorming sessions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Lead the efforts of defining the Product Backlogs by working closely with the team of Product Owners, Product Mangers, IT, delivery teams, external partners, Subject Matter Experts, and business owners. Defines the Product Roadmap and uses it along with the Product Vision to develop epics, features and create user stories that accurately reflect the desired product capabilities. Builds Product Backlog(s) and reviews it with business owners to determine business value and to assign priority. Determines the acceptance criteria and has the authority to accept or reject development team deliverables. Is accountable for the success of the product(s) or component(s) under their purview.


  • Guides on how to break down the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) and Minimum Marketable Functionality (MMF) into the user stories and shares expertise in writing effective user stories. Provides inputs on improvement opportunities with grooming sessions. Engages with clients, internal and external business partners and key stakeholders, and/or customers on as-needed basis to educate, and provide relevant information about the product.


  • Support culture change to improve delivery agility. Provide coaching to team members who are new to Scrum and Agile practices. Supports team building and team development by utilizing the abilities and skills of individuals, and fostering a feedback culture. Mentors Product Owners to ensure their success.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Education Details: Product Management, Engineering, Information Technology or related field
Experience: 6 years IT and business analysis, business development, solutions development, systems analysis, technical design/development, implementation OR
4 years product owner experience
Licenses/Certifications
Certified Scrum Product Owner Pref
In Lieu of Education:In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous healthcare experience
Advanced degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of business and management principles.
Strong Microsoft Office Suite ability.
Knowledge of project planning and life cycle development.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Ability to recognize, analyze and solve a variety of problems.

Knowledge of backlog management tools e.g. JIRA.

Additional Skills and Abilities

Understand of web and mobile e-commerce and how to optimize web shopping user experience

Department

Department:Digital Products

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of theCompany to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 10/20/21

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship
Dice Id : 10233586
Position Id : 15347-1A
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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