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Technical Product Owner
Ref No.: 18-13568
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Title: Technical Product Owner
Duration: St. Louis, MO 63121
Location: 1 + year project

Collaborate with agile teams to build and manage new features and capabilities while delivering desired business impact while providing thought leadership to Program Governance activities such as prioritization and negotiating with stakeholders on backlog priorities
Work with our business & technical teams to define the system requirements, break out the requirements into groups (Minimum Viable Products) that can deliver value together, writing user stories
Ability to listen, document and ask good questions
Ability to work cross functionally with Compliance, IRM, Infrastructure, Software Engineering, and business customers.

Additional Info about position:
• Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field
• Knowledge of user experience and technical design essential
• Proven skill at balancing technical knowledge with business possibility and acumen
• Experience: looking for 5-10 years of technology and 1-3 years of TPO experience
• Relationship building and management skills

General Summary:
  • IT Business Solutions Architect - Lead translates the view of the users' vision for what the system needs to be and do, and the paths along which it must be able to evolve, and strives to maintain the integrity of that vision as it evolves during detailed design and implementation.
  • IT Business Solutions Architect - Lead works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems.
  • IT Business Solutions Architect - Lead analyzes complex business problems and identifies related opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals and overall business strategies.
  • IT Business Solutions Architect - Lead manages the development of conceptual design defining the essential core features and elements (underlying processes, people and tools) that provide the framework for all that follows.
  • IT Business Solutions Architect - Lead contributes as a top level process expert in capability definition, process design and application architecture.

Level Expectations:
  • Possess an expert level knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role Manage efforts affecting large-scale, highly complex, cross-functional/platform environments
  • Typically spends majority of time providing direction across large teams at all levels but capable of solid individual performance when required Share knowledge, coaches, and mentors others in area of expertise Ability to perform functions at all levels of a process Will serve as technical lead in area of expertise
  • Will have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of others Possess excellent communication and relationship skills.
  • Comfort ability with interfacing with Client director level management for technical briefings, status reports, etc.
Essential Functions:
  • Perform analysis of complex business issues; provide recommendations for possible solutions and related opportunities
  • Perform analysis of large-scale, complex, cross-system, cross-platform changes or issues, may aid in determining feasibility of future anticipated business impact Lead efforts to assess feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with all corporate platforms/systems and related capabilities
  • Prepare TCO and ROI analysis on large projects
  • Work with Business users and IT project teams to drive decision making and the negotiation of project scope
  • Creation of the solution/scope definition, capability/process modeling, program design, and documentation outlining high level requirements and conceptual design solutions for business problems and opportunities to improve application reliability and performance.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of business requirements which guide application development efforts, ensuring that business needs are being met Assist in the selection, implementation and optimal use of purchased tools and / or defined methodologies to increase testing capability and throughput
  • Work with IT and Business partners to build support processes and procedures, provide ongoing support to manage application
  • SLAs, resolve a majority of the problems and fulfill service requests that do not require application development
  • Perform analysis of compliance vulnerabilities; work with IT and Business teams to eliminate vulnerabilities, support internal and external audit related activities
  • Work with functional architects to determine application roadmaps, architecture strategy and to define and implement application architecture
  • Independently provide specifications and details physical designs for applications programs and solutions to complex requirements and multi-platform integration needs Create, maintain, and help assure adherence to coding and unit testing best practices and standards.
  • Communicate project status and escalates issues as needed Will have quality assurance review responsibilities
  • 5+ years' experience as proven systems thinker who understands broad impacts and can make and implement recommendations on solutions and mitigate risk
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional design effort for complex system integration initiatives
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to develop a detailed work plan to ensure project success
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and facilitate large cross functional meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver balanced presentation of ideas and information to large audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to lead discussions with all levels of the organization and to provide balanced information of an idea or communication of an issue regardless of written or verbal
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership of Business and IT Capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to promote consensus between stakeholders on a high level view of the project and then drill down into the details to obtain the requirements
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve issues and influence decisions of team Proven ability to analyze and develop business scenarios and use cases
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic fast-paced work environment handling multiple priorities
  • Has worked in a matrixed organization, or large team collaboration experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines Strong customer service focus Familiarity with health care of PBM industry very helpful