Resp & Qualifications
Under the general direction of the FEP Lead Product Owner and/or FEP Technical Product Manager the incumbent's accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead the efforts of defining the Product Backlogs by working closely with the team of business analysts, architects, technical SMEs and business owners. Writes Epics and User Stories and add them to the product backlogs. Works with business owner to determine priority and assign the priority for the Epics and User Stories in the backlogs. Define the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) for the product Epic and/or features. Works with the Scrum Masters to schedule the grooming sessions with the scrum teams. Provides guidance and necessary inputs from business perspective to the scrum teams during the grooming sessions. Product Owner assists with communicating the technical challenges/hurdles to business owner and help resolve the issues related to business. Follows the Agile playbook and process at the FEPOC to support agile delivery. Conducts the Release planning sessions with business owners to understand the business priorities for the upcoming release/iteration. Plan and conduct the release planning session with the internal scrums teams to share the business priorities for the upcoming release/iteration and share roadmap. Participates into daily scrum stand-ups as required/time permits, retrospectives, product demonstrations and other scrum ceremonies. Provides inputs to business owner in defining the strategic business roadmap to achieve the program vision.
Guides business analysts on how to break down the MVP into the User Stories and writing effective User Stories. Provides inputs to the Scrum Masters on improvement opportunities with grooming sessions. Engages with business stake holders on need basis to educate, learn and provide input to support/improve Agile delivery. Provide input and champion Agile process improvement initiatives based on team/external feedback.
Support culture change to improve delivery agility. Provide coaching to team members who are new to Scrum and Agile practices. Supporting Team building and Team development by utilizing the abilities and skills of individuals, and fostering a feedback culture.
This position requires minimal “on call” for emergency situations requiring immediate resolutions. Travel between all CareFirst locations may be required. Travel between CareFirst locations and client offices may be required. This position is subject to a level 6C security requirement.
QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering or equivalent work experience required. Overall 5+ years of IT and business experience in planning, Business Analysis, Business Development, Solutions Development, System Analysis, Technical design/development, implementation, and maintenance of systems, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms. Previous Product Owner experience (3-5 years) in a dynamic high-technology environment is a key to success in this position.
This is a leadership role, and candidate needs the talent and enough years of IT experience to demonstrate such.
Department: Enrollment and IT Business Support
Equal Employment Opportunity
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Hire Range Disclaimer
Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.
Where To Apply
Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers
Please apply before: 7/7/2018
Federal Disc/Physical Demand
Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully. Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.
Sponsorship in US
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship