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Sr- Product Owner in Franklin Lakes, NJ at NextGen

Date Posted: 6/1/2019

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Job Description


The Senior Technical Product Owner uses specialized depth and experience to oversee the writing and modifying of complex technical functional requirements for a complex product - these are derived from the business requirements and form the foundation of what the engineers will code/implement in order to achieve business asks.


  • Collaborate with agile teams to build and manage new features and capabilities while delivering desired business impact.
  • Provide thought leadership to Program Governance activities such as prioritization and negotiating with stakeholders on backlog priorities.
  • Responsible for owning the technical roadmap and non-functional requirements for product (e.g. security, stability, responsiveness).
  • Work with disparate business groups to optimize business and financial case for how technology will deliver their projects.
  • Create, evolve and communicate feature area specifications that form cohesive, iterative plans that align to the multi release vision.
  • Write Definition of Ready user stories and maintain groomed backlog for business stakeholder priorities, and incorporate architectural changes recommended by engineering into user stories.
  • Proactively resolve upstream dependencies and resolve conflict effectively across teams.
  • Provide transparency (progress, status, risks, issues, dependencies, etc.) into tech product work (features, epics, stories, etc.) to Technology and Business leadership.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with business partners.


  • Extensive Experience working within the Agile Methodology (Intake support, defining MVPs, story writing).
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Industry preferred.
  • Knowledge of user experience and technical design preferred.
  • Understanding of technical principles of web programming technologies desirable.
  • Understanding of .Net concepts desirable.
  • Knowledge of JIRA is desirable.
  • Comfort in interacting with and presenting to all levels of management.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with other intersecting initiatives across the enterprise.
  • Passionate member advocate with ability to identify and meet customer needs within agile framework.
  • High degree of comfort in fast-paced dynamic / ambiguous environment.