Agile Product Owner - Intermediate in Alameda, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/26/2018

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Job #:  860814

Agile Product Owner

*No corp-to-corp, candidate must be eligible to work permanently on a W2 without visa sponsorship*


Are you interested in working in a leading healthcare company in an Agile environment where you can create user stories, gather requirements, and be the “voice of the customer”? If so, please call 971-712-7750 or email your resume to learn more.


Job Location Options:

  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Atlanta, GA


Job Description: 
We are seeking a motivated, energetic and experienced Agile Product Owner (APO) to work on a highly collaborative, cross-functional team. The Agile Product Owner (APO) will help evolve our products through successive and iterative stages of discovery, definition, development, launch, and post-release support. The APO is responsible for driving the development of high value capabilities for specific products. The successful candidate will, through the Agile methodology, closely collaborate with product management, business analysts, developers, designers, and other stakeholders such as business, legal/compliance, security, and operations to ensure that the detailed designs and requirements meet the needs of consumers and internal stakeholders. 


Seeking commitment through 06/21/2019, with a salary conversion of $124-130k after you become a permanent employee.

Key Responsibilities:
• Own, prioritize, and maintain the Product Backlog, including definition of epics, user stories, acceptance criteria 
• Serve as “voice of the customer” with delivery teams, representing/reinforcing the customer‘s perspective throughout the product realization cycle 
• Collaborate with a cross-functional team of designers, business analysts, developers, testers and others to develop and execute against Product Roadmaps and Release Plans 
• Continuously and transparently communicate with internal stakeholders the prioritization of the Product Backlog and the status of development efforts via Product Demos, Release Plans and other means 
• Define, prioritize, and drive realization of specific product vision 
• Act as the subject-matter expert for assigned products 
• Work with Scrum Masters to help direct, motivate, and guide the delivery teams 
• Break down epic-level user stories into detail-level stories consumable and testable by a scrum team 
• Collaborate with User Experience partners in usability testing and the development of the user design 
• Provide direction and support to development and quality assurance teams 
• Promote and drive Agile development methodology throughout the work and teams 
• Manage, prioritize, and assess the impact of defects, including providing key input on the decisions to fix or defer 
• Reviews, accepts, and prioritizes feedback and new requirements from project stakeholders 
• Ensure that Scrum team deliverables meet agreed-upon standards for quality and non-functional requirements, and that the products meet the stated business need 
• Reviews output of development to ensure specified acceptance criteria has been completed 
• Work with Business Analysts and other team members to ensure the product functionality is appropriately documented 
• Provide input to Product Managers for necessary changes or product backlog items coming out of scrum development that need to be considered on a future roadmap 
• Assist customer support teams, and develop and implement trainings and communications that allow partners and internal clients to better understand the products and changes that were made. 

• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred 
• Minimum of 3 years digital product owner or development experience 
• Experience in working with Agile/Scrum work environment as a Product Owner: writing user stories, and following the development process through user story acceptance 
• Proficiency with Visio, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
• Experience with defect tracking management systems (e.g. Quality Center, Bugzilla, etc.) 
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
• Strong attention to detail and track record of producing quality work 
• Ability to work with many individuals and various teams at the same time 
• Team player, with great work ethics and quick learner 
• Experience working in a range of business areas (e.g., information technology, marketing, etc.) 
• Detail oriented and obsessively organized 
• Diplomatic with strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills 
• Comfortable driving teams and management to decisions; willing to push-back for information and answers 
• Self-motivated, not requiring significant managerial direction 
• Adept at adjusting to changing circumstances quickly and professionally 
• Able to make quick decisions when clarification or modification is needed 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Healthcare industry experience 
• Experience in Health-IT 
• Experience using Rally 
• Experience working with User Experience teams










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