Description

We are looking for a Product Owner with proven experience driving product definition, prioritization, and delivery within a SAFe© Agile environment. The successful candidate will be able to understand user needs, customer requirements, and the technical ecosystem of their product/team to develop product strategies and plans that meet the challenges of government healthcare directives. The successful candidate will interface with customers and teams to define user stories and perform analysis throughout the Agile lifecycle. The successful candidate has experience working in Data Analytics, and understands key data related concepts, tools, and processes (data ingest, data catalogs, data lineage, storing and generation of metadata, data infrastructure, and data governance).  

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Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the team roadmap and backlog and regularly review prioritization based on emerging needs and new learnings 
  • Interface with Federal customers, end users, and Human-centered Design (HCD) researchers toidentify andvalidateuser and business needs.  
  • Understand the scope of the enabler work and collaborate with System Architects, SMEs, Engineers, and others to assist with product planning and decision-making 
  • Understand, visualize and manage upstream/downstream dependencies. 
  • Prepare for and Participate in Quarterly (PI) Planning 
  • Support and lead Agile ceremonies (including planning, refinement, retrospectives, and standups) 
  • Produce concise, accurate requirements documentation, behavior-driven user stories, acceptance test criteria 
  • Accepts stories by working with the team to agree on accepted story completion and validating the story meets the acceptance criteria 
  • Collaborate with the development and testing team to ensure implementation of the system tests 
  • Provide operational, tactical, and strategic inputs to accomplish program goals, meet planned deliverables, and exceed user satisfaction. 
  • Drive delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity 
  • Provide proactive and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments 
  • Bridges the communication between the agile/project teams and key stakeholders by building and maintaining relationships 
  • Constantly refine and stay current with emerging themes in larger Medicare policy and data communities 
  • Works alongside the GroupProduct Manager to collaborate and contribute on product strategy and strategic decisions. 

Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years product management or product owner experience with demonstratedproficiency in multiple disciplines / technologies / processes related to the position as well as 3-5 years working in an agile environment on complex projects 
  • Strong analytical skills and innovative thinking 
  • Demonstrated experience working on large integration systems and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation 
  • Experience coordinating multiple teams in a technological environment 
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing and explaining technical and project related information to customers, vendors, senior management and staff 
  • Strong knowledge and experience in software development in an agile environmentand lean process management 
  • Must be able to work with people at all levels of the organization, including outside consultants and vendors and influence others without formal authority 
  • Good organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to coordinate and influence prioritization of multiple organizational priorities simultaneously 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of product management/product discipline 
  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness engaging delivery teams, customers, and other stakeholders to support business objectives and develop overall product management capability (people, process, product) 
  • Organized and detail oriented 
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independentlywith a proactive mindset 
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex issueswith a bias towards action 
  • Ability to oversee cross-site, cross-functional teams 
  • Experience using JIRA, Confluence, and Slack 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience modeling or supporting large databases and/ or Analytics environments 
  • SAFe PO/PM certification or experience operating using SAFe principles 
  • Experience delivering projects with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 

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