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Product Owner

Company: VanderHouwen
Location: Portland
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:


Job ID: 50121
Product Owner
The Product Owner represents the voice of the customer and is accountable for ensuring that a technology team delivers value to the business. The Product Owner is the person responsible for managing both the daily and strategic delivery of the technical solutions, and is the key day-to-day interface between the Product and Engineering teams. A Product Owner's key responsibility is to convey the vision of the product to the engineering teams, to prioritize the teams backlog and to set direction for product releases and sprints.


Reads and creates complex structured specifications such as Use Cases, Story Boards, Cucumber scenarios and any other formal methods.
Responsible for accepting user stories and confirming completeness.
Represents the voice of the customer and is accountable for ensuring that a development team delivers value to the business.
Leads technology/development efforts by describing vision, outlining work in the team backlog, and prioritizing it based on business value. The team itself has the cross- functional skills to do the actual work (analysis, design, develop, test, technical communication, document, etc.).
Determines which features of a product are most important, when they are developed, etc. using information from leadership stakeholders responsible for any and all functions.
Analyzes and/or creates requirements for improving or replacing manual or computerized systems and procedures to meet user needs and to achieve greater corporate operating efficiency.
Reads, understands, and creates complex technical documents including logical data models. Uses multiple methodologies appropriately (RUP and Agile) for complex size work efforts and can contribute to the maturity and growth of the Solutions Lifecycle.
Sets objectives and goals, breaks down concepts into manageable achievable steps, and assesses risks and problems.
Provides estimates for large and complex size work efforts increasing accuracy of the estimate as work effort progresses.
Negotiates with team on technical debt and evaluates solution to meet the need of the business.
Anticipates bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
Identifies, assesses, tracks and mitigates issues and risks at multiple levels.


The Product Owner would have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field plus 5 + years of progressively responsibly industry experience or business analysis experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least 3 years specifically of Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment experience heavily preferred.
Experience in a business, information technology infrastructure or a software development area and experience working with business requirements, root cause analysis, creating software or business modeling.
Proven success with analysis and implementation of medium-to-large scale technology delivery efforts.
Demonstrated ability to discover and describe the current state situation, understand strategic business goals, design and articulate future state, perform gap analysis and make recommendations to business leadership that meet goals and requirements.
Demonstrated ability to understand, translate and communicate technical and complex ideas and situations to a wide variety of audiences including clients, coworkers and management.
Knowledge of Agile methodology, project and product management best practices.
Ability to articulate a clear product vision to the engineering team(s), to help ensure the successful and on-time delivery of products to market.
Experience with Business Analysis and Business Engineering methods including: data gathering and process mapping methodologies, gap analysis, business case development and presentation.


Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) via Scrum Alliance.
Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) via Scrum.org.
SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner with PMPO Certification.
IEEE Computer Society Scrum Product Owner Certification.
Scrum Product Owner Accredited Certification by the International Scrum Institute.
Some form of technical background or experience.
Scrum or Product owner certification ( to support knowledge of Agile methodology).


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen

VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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