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Product Owner
Ref No.: 18-14450
Location: RIVERWOODS, Illinois

Will run team implementing decision engine 

Work w/ agile teams to create/write user stories

Work w/ scrum master to understand team capacity for delivery

Will be scheduling meeting w/ teams on deliverables

Authentication Solutions is seeking a highly motivated candidate, who will be the Product Owner (PO) leading one of our agile team. This person will partner closely with technology and strategy teams to deliver a critical authentication initiative in 2018. As PO, this person is responsible for writing user stories that align to the prioritized features and ensure the pipeline stays full and is prioritized. The PO should be internally focused on the agile team and implementation. The PO has a significant role in quality and is the only team member empowered to accept user stories as done. The PO will also work with the Product Manager to prepare for the Program Increment planning meeting and working with Business Initiative owners and SMEs on a daily basis.

Develops features in collaboration with Product Manager • Writes user stories and acceptance criteria • Ensures that user stories meet Definition of Ready (DoR) • Updates the user stories in Rally (Agile Management Tool) • Manages and prioritizes the program and sprint backlogs continuously (prior to and during the backlog grooming sessions). • Protects the team from distractions like non-sprint work and minimizes changes committed user stories. • Empowered to make all critical decisions regarding functionality and priority in the sprint • Provide sign off to "Accept” each user story during sprint • Responsible for completing the "Requirements – Control gate form” during Release Planning stages and responsible for engaging teams such as Security, ARB, Legal, etc. for review and approval • Champions efforts to attain product vision and objectives • Collaborates with other Product Owners and/or Product Manager to uphold business priority and vision • Participates mandatory forums such as Sprint planning retro, PO/PM Sync, daily stand up etc. • Provides periodic status updates to business stakeholders and upper management