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Product Owner in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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POSITION SUMMARY



  • The Senior Technical Product Owner (Sr. TPO) 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; while providing 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. page rendering times, how long it takes to log in, response on service calls). 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. Advocate for process improvements through an understanding of the engineering lifecycle and previous experience.

  • Monitor and instrument products for business outcomes and tech product health. Focus on reducing tech debt when value can be measured in efficiency and quality metrics.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS



  • Collaborate with agile teams to build and manage new features and capabilities while delivering desired business impact while providing 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. page rendering times, how long it takes to log in, response on service calls).

  • 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.

  • Advocate for process improvements through an understanding of the engineering lifecycle and previous experience.

  • Enable test automation (i.e. acceptance criteria should be clear, agreed upon and tests should be automated)

  • Focus on reducing tech debt when value can be measured in efficiency and quality metrics.

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role


QUALIFICATIONS



  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience

  • 8-12 years relevant experience or Master's degree and 6-10 years of relevant experience

  • Experience working in technology or in close engagement on component preferred

  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field

  • Knowledge of user experience and technical design essential

  • Proven skill at balancing technical knowledge with business possibility and acumen

  • Relationship building and management skills are critical

  • Experience with long range roadmap planning and advancing strategic change

  • High degree of comfort in fast-paced dynamic / ambiguous environment

  • Ability to work cross functionally with Compliance, IRM, Infrastructure, Software Engineering, and business customers.

  • Passionate member advocate with ability to identify and meet customer needs within agile framework

  • Past experience in the Finance (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Tax), Commissions & Audit areas preferred.

  • Experience working with Packaged Software preferred.

  • Previous coding experience preferred but not ne