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Sr. Technical Product Owner
Ref No.: 18-04948
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Start Date / End Date: 09/24/2018 to 03/31/2019
Job Summary: Sr Technical Product Owner skills set required.

Uses specialized depth and experience to oversee the writing and modifying of complex technical functional requirements for a complex product – these are derived from the business requirements and form the foundation of what the engineers will code/implement in order to achieve business asks.

Essential Functions:
• 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.
• Responsible for owning the technical roadmap and non-functional requirements for product
• Work with disparate business groups to optimize business and financial case for how technology will deliver their projects.
• Create, evolve and communicate feature area specifications that form cohesive, iterative plans that align to the multi release vision.
• Write actionable user stories and maintain groomed backlog for business stakeholder priorities, and incorporate architectural changes recommended by engineering into user stories.
• Proactively resolve upstream dependencies and resolve conflict effectively across teams.
• Advocate for process improvements through an understanding of the engineering lifecycle and previous experience.
• Monitor and instrument products for business outcomes and tech product health; integrate and deploy tooling for team
• Focus on reducing tech debt when value can be measured in efficiency and quality metrics

Desired Experience:
• Previous working experience as a Product Owner or similar role
• In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
• Creative thinker with a vision
• Technical background with knowledge of software development. Familiarity with Database products is a plus.