Posted on: April 10, 2021
Job ID: 50121
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
Responsible for accepting user stories and confirming
Represents the voice of the customer and is accountable for
ensuring that a development team delivers value to the
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
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
Identifies, assesses, tracks and mitigates issues and risks at
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
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
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
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
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
Some form of technical background or experience.
Scrum or Product owner certification ( to support knowledge of
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and
include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short
and long term disability, and matching 401k.
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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