Technical Product Owner

North American Company for Life and Health

Posted Under: Sioux Falls, South Dakota jobs in IT / Software / Systems; IT / Software / Systems jobs in zipcode 57191
Posted On: 2021-05-05

Do you love data and most importantly derive results from data? Do you thrive in collaborative environments? Do you have a proven ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously to deliver data solutions at company wide scale?If so, you are at the right place! We are looking for someone who will be instrumental in the growth of the organization by managing and enhancing our data product portfolio. Someone who is capable of delivering state of the art data products, but also has the ability to create a data driven culture across our organization. We want someone who will build data-driven solutions to optimize our business success. We want innovators, we want doers!This role is responsible for the day to day management of the scrum data team. The position holder ensures that the Data team delivers products in a timely fashion and are in-line with our stakeholders needs by:
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of architects, developers, testers and others to develop and execute against product roadmaps and release plans.
  • Own, prioritize, and maintain the Product Backlog, including the definition of epics, user stories, acceptance criteria.
  • Break down epic-level user stories into detail-level stories consumable and testable by a scrum team.
  • Work closely with Business Partners/Product Owners at all levels in the organization to: proactively define data requirements, complete backlog grooming/planning, define stories, sizing, collaborate with other stakeholders related to requirements definition and impact analysis.
  • Work along-side quality assurance to deliver a high quality product.
  • Work along-side business analytics team to understand reporting needs and translate to data/visualization requirements.
  • Coordinate activities as needed and maintain product documentation up to date.
  • Manage project scope and risks by recommending and negotiating solutions and effectively communicating with the Leadership/Scrum master in a timely manner; make recommendations for product enhancements.
  • Working with power users of the data team to advice on best practices for their day to day needs.
  • Owning ongoing initiatives like data integration and data visualization.
  • Being involved in new data flows and be the point of contact for data integrity issues with respective data.
  • Engaging with stakeholders at different business units.
  • Becoming the subject matter expert on assigned business functions Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree or a related field from four-year college or university
  • Minimum 10 years' Appropriate work experience required
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in data product management or product development experience.
  • Previous Product Owner/Business Analysis experience or leadership experience in the financial services industry preferred
  • Experience working closely with a data team or an analytics team to build out data products.
  • Experience owning initiatives that involved data integration(ELT/ETL Informatica etc), data visualization(Power BI reporting), data warehouse(Snowflake, MS SQL etc).
  • Strong business focus with the capacity to provide data driven business insights and recommendations.
  • Proven ability to manage the team and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Deep experience using advanced management techniques for tracking, monitoring, visualizing, and improving team efficiency and communication (Proficiency in Jira and Confluence is a plus).
  • Positive attitude and the ability to understand the critical urgency of topics along with extremely strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be open to continuous learning individually and with the Team.
  • Must have the ability to provide explanations on different complex topics and bring clarity.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with a wide variety of people and handles conflict successfully.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
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