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Product Owner I - K-12

Nelnet Burleson, TX

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  • Product Owner I - K-12

    Job Locations US-TX-Burleson
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/8/2018 9:08 AM)
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    Information Technology


The Product Owner I, is an entry position into the Product Team and, as such, develops skills and abilities under the guidance of both management and the more experienced Product Owner II positions.   Under this direction, the Product Owner I, assists in the coordination of product development, release planning, and marketing related initiatives for a principal product line and market segment, which includes ensuring products and services adequately support the strategic mission of the company.  In addition, this position helps gather input from existing and prospective customers, sales, customer/partner relationship managers, customer account managers, the NBS leadership team, and other appropriate stakeholders.  The Product Owner I also  works as a liaison and facilitator between customers and the technical development and implementation teams and will actively participate in the growth of Nelnet Business Solutions.


  1. Participate in product lifecycle from concept to end-of-life.
  2. Assist in the creation of products based on industry needs and direct customer interaction.
  3. Gather and document requirements in creating products.
  4. With the assistance of Management and/or experienced Product Manager II, develop go-to-market plans in collaboration with cross-functional teams (Engineering, Operations, Sales, and Marketing).
  5. Conduct market research, surveys, and competitive analysis to inform product positioning.
  6. Help to identify strategic product opportunities.
  7. Write and prioritize use cases and user stories for prioritization.
  8. Ensure functional specifications are aligned with business requirements.
  9. Work directly with engineering team members to clarify ambiguities and other issues during the design and development process.
  10. Travel to visit customers and prospects, represent NBS at industry conferences, and pursue professional development activities.
  11. Organize user groups, focus groups, and other customer feedback interactions.
  12. Collaborate with release management to ensure availability of product/feature demos, internal and external training, and production support tools at rollout.
  13. Work with marketing to develop and execute innovative product marketing programs.
  14. Provide support for pricing related decisions.



BA/BS degree in related field or an equivalent combination of applicable education and work experience.



  1. 1-2 years related experience or existing product knowledge.
  2. 2-3 years of Product Management experience preferred.
  3. Experience in K-12 market preferred.



  1. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects.
  2. Flexibility to adapt quickly to new requirements, situations, programs, and services.
  3. Customer focused; team player; analytical.
  4. Time management and organizational skills.
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Strong problem solving skills.

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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Job Details

Date Posted November 8, 2018
Date Closes December 8, 2018
Requisition 2018-7179
Located In Burleson, TX
SOC Category 00-0000.00