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IT Senior Product Owner (1303 views)

Lincoln Nebraska
August 20, 2020

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Title: IT Senior Product owner

Location: Lincoln Nebraska

Rate: DOE /If your experience and skills match call us immediately for submission

Duration:  Months

Interview Type: Skype or Phone

Work Status:  Successful applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Job Type:  C2C,C2H,W2

Experience: 9+YEARS

Preffer W2: U S C/G C/H1B Transfer/OPT/CPT/H4 EAD and other US work authorization are accepted

Job Overview:


The Product Owner (PO) is the member of the Agile Team responsible for defining Stories and prioritizing the Team Backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities while maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the Features or components for the team.

The PO has a significant role in maximizing the value produced by the team and ensuring stories meet the user’s needs and comply with the Definition of Done. For DHHS, this is a new and critical role, where the PO to support a single Agile team (or, at most, two teams).

The PO will develop significant relationships across the Enterprise, including business and technical teams that span all Stakeholders.

Scope of Activities:

The Product Owner will demonstrate competency across the following scope of activities:

 Preparation and Participation in iteration Planning – as a member of the extended Product Management team, the PO is heavily involved in DHHS enhancement request / backlog refinement and preparation for iteration planning, and also plays a significant role in the planning event itself. Before the planning event, the PO updates the team backlog and typically reviews and contributes to the program Vision, Roadmap, and content presentations.

 Story Definition – the PO is involved with story definition, providing the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates and sequencing. The PO also drafts the team’s specific objectives for the upcoming iteration.

 Iteration Execution – with input from System Architect and other stakeholders, the PO has the primary responsibility for building, editing, and maintaining the team backlog. Consisting mostly of user stories, it also includes defects and enablers.

 Iteration Planning – the PO reviews and reprioritizes the backlog as part of the prep work for Iteration planning, including coordination of dependencies with other POs. During the iteration planning meeting, the PO is the primary source for story detail and priorities and has the responsibility of accepting the final iteration plan.

 Just-in-time story elaboration – most backlog items are elaborated into user stories for implementation. While any team member can write stories and acceptance criteria, the PO has the primary responsibility for maintaining the flow.

 Supporting Acceptance Test–Driven Development (ATDD) – the PO will participate in the development of story acceptance criteria, draft them when feasible, and provide examples in support of ATDD specification by example.

 Accepting Stories – the PO is the responsible for accepting stories as done. This includes validation that the story meets acceptance criteria and has the appropriate, persistent acceptance tests, and that it otherwise complies its Definition of Done (DoD).

 Understand enabler work – while the PO is not expected to drive technological decisions, he / she must understand the scope of the upcoming enabler work and collaborate with the Solution Architect to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the critical technological infrastructures that will host the new business functionality.

 Participate in team demo and retrospective – the PO will have a driving role in the team demo, reviewing and accepting stories. He / She will also participate in the Iteration Retrospective, where the teams gather to improve their processes and are active in the Development team’s Inspect and Adapt (I&A) workshop.

 Program Execution – during each iteration, the PO coordinates dependencies with other POs in weekly PO sync meetings.

 System Demos – the PO also will drive the production of the System Demo and any iteration system demos for DHHS stakeholders.

 Inspect and Adapt – during inspect and adapt meetings, the PO will work across development teams to define and implement improvement stories that will increase the velocity and quality of the program.

Required Credentials and Experience:

 Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system

Analysis, project management or a related study, or equivalent experience

 Minimum of five years of experience supporting an Agile Community of Practice (COP) in diverse projects and settings, with an understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks

 Exposure to multiple, diverse projects, platforms and processing environments

Preferred Credentials and Experience:

 Two to three years’ experience in the public sector, ideally within Health and Human Services

 Experience delivering presentations to project teams with business and technical audiences

 Relevant certifications and training


 Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical and skills

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 Ability to work with developers in an in-and-out outsourced environment


 Organizationally savvy, with the ability to navigate organizational politics.

 Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences

 Ability to understand the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term perspectives of situations

 Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into stories

 Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose


 Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new business processes and technologies

Apply here or Please send to resumes@sohanit.com

Position Keywords: Agile Community of Practice (COP),System Architect,Enterprise

Pay Rate: DOE

Job Duration: 2 years

% Travel Required: None

Job Posted by: Employer

Job ID: OOJ - 2232

Work Authorization: Successful applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S

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