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Senior Product Owner

Remote - Product Owner

Hollstadt Overview

Hollstadt Consulting is a management and technology consulting firm dedicated to placing professionals at engagements where they will excel. When you work with us, you'll work with a refreshingly real company led and staffed by seasoned experts who are also down-to-earth, good people. We're committed to treating you with respect and helping you achieve your career aspirations.

Since 1990, Hollstadt has been a trusted partner to more than 150 domestic and global companies and has successfully completed over 2,000 projects. Our continued growth has created challenging and rewarding opportunities for accomplished IT and Business Consultants. Hollstadt Consulting is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Job Description

This role is a Product Owner on an Agile scrum team on the work routing tool team for a large healthcare client. The Product Owner owns, maintains and prioritizes the Product backlog for the scrum team. They share the product vision and work closely with the Scrum Master and Delivery Manager to ensure the team delivers value to the business. They will have accountability for the delivery of product features and capabilities for the work routing tool, maximizing new technologies, and developing transformative capabilities for our internal teams and external constituents.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Promote and drive Agile development methodology throughout the team/s, providing direction and support to development and quality assurance teams

·       Define, prioritize, and drive the realization of specific product vision

·       Accountable to represent business partners crossing functional areas to transform vision into requirements. Align and deliver objectives. Escalate blocking items to Application Owner when applicable

·       Accountable for aligning business teams through the development of communications, socialization, and education of objectives and detailed requirements guiding team members to accomplish objectives

·       Serve as the 'voice of the customer’ with delivery teams, representing/reinforcing the customer's perspective throughout the product realization cycle

·       Manage developing requirements and prioritization of backlog, continuously and transparently communicate with internal stakeholders the prioritization of the Product Backlog and status

·       Reviews, accepts and prioritizes Aha Ideas and new requirements from project stakeholders

·       Create, manage and refine product Features and User Stories in CA Agile/Rally

·       Run weekly intake, post intake, and refinement sessions with stakeholders and Core team

·       Work with Scrum Masters to help direct, motivate and guide the delivery teams

·       Ensure that Scrum Team deliverables meet agreed-upon standards for quality and non-functional requirements and that the products meet the stated business need

·       Collaborate with a cross-functional team of designers, business analysts, developers, testers and others to develop and execute against Product Roadmaps and Release Plans

·       Own, prioritize, and maintain the Product Backlog, including the definition of user stories, and acceptance criteria

·       Break down high-level user stories into detail-level stories consumable and testable by a scrum team

·       Collaborate with business partners in usability testing and the development of the user design

·       Manage, prioritize, and assess the impact of defects, including providing key input on the decisions to fix or defer

·       Review output of development to ensure specified acceptance criteria has been completed


Required Qualifications:


·       5+ years in Product Management (or related positions) in the Health Care Industry

·       2+ years with Agile practices and principles

·       Understand fundamentals of software development processes and procedures

·       Ability to work with the team and the stakeholders to continuously improve the quality of the product backlog and ensure understanding of the items it contains

·       Ability to exhibit diplomacy with strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

·       Proven leadership experience: leading product teams and multiple initiatives

·       Proactive, curious, go-getter mentality


Preferred Qualifications:


·       Product Owner Certification

·       1+ years of acting as a Product Owner for multiple scrum teams: Writing user stories and following the development process through user story acceptance

·       Energy, self-motivation, and commitment to drive to results in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

·       Demonstrated ability to meet commitments, build consensus, negotiate resolutions, and garner respect from other teams

·       Passion for customers and a demonstrated focus on customer experience

·       Workflow or workforce management background is preferred (and using workflow tools)

·       Experience with working with multiple different teams and understanding cultural differences (onshore and offshore resources)

Benefits + Perks

Comprehensive Benefit Plan

Hollstadt offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term/Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance. With three different medical plans to choose from, you can enroll in the coverage you need from single to family, or anywhere in between!

Remarketing Process

Hollstadt is based on retention and relationships. We get to know your strengths and career wishes throughout your assignment and then start remarket discussions 6-8 weeks prior to your end date. By being proactive, we are able to keep your down time between assignments as short as possible, unless you choose otherwise.

Professional Development

Hollstadt offers free bi-weekly training courses for our consultants as well as on-demand access to past sessions through our consultant portal. Trainings give our consultants the continuing education they need to excel on their projects.

401k + Matching

One popular benefit is our 401(k) match on the first 4% of your contributions. Hollstadt wants to help you reach your long-term financial goals and understands that planning for your future is critical. Consultants also have access to support from a Financial Advisor.

Bonus Opportunities

We appreciate and reward loyalty. Join Hollstadt, stay for 5 years, and we’ll give you a $5,000 Longevity Award bonus! Additionally, we know great talent knows other great talent. If you are on contract with Hollstadt and refer one of your connections who gets placed, we’ll pay you $1,000!

Ongoing Support & Networking

We have made a significant investment in building a support program for our consultant team - so you never have to feel like you are going it alone. We also have a Consultant Coach program which acts like a 'work buddy' to provide a safe ear for questions or concerns at your client site.