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Enterprise Product Owner II

Omaha, NE
Posted 09/16/22

Job Description

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company; we exist to be there for people in the best and hardest moments of their lives.

Our team is the power behind that promise. And, as the industry rapidly evolves and we seek ways to optimize business processes and customer experiences, there's no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us in delivering on it!

As a member of Team Blue, you'll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career and make a powerful impact in our community.

What you'll do:

  • Works as the Product Owner for a stable team to convey the vision and maximize the business value delivered by the team. Acts as a fully integrated team member.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning and concept development of a product.
  • Is always accessible and participates proactively and constantly in team activities including release planning, sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews/demos, retrospective and other scrum-related meetings.
  • Responsible for representing the customer and balancing the stakeholder's expectations and interests across the enterprise. Leads the demos and represents the team at Enterprise Scrum of Scrums.
  • Defines Acceptance Criteria and "done" for the team. Accepts or rejects work. Creates, grooms and prioritizes the backlog.
  • Participates in the Product Owner Community of Practice.
  • Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency and promote continuous improvement.
  • Ability to manage projects with a moderate level of unknowns and scope that lead to an increase in complexity.
  • May be responsible for the administration of one or multiple systems
  • Partner with management to remove impediments, resolve conflicts and issues that occur to ensure project and program velocity
  • Mentor level I product owners

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Bachelors Degree. Experience in the translation of complex business and technical requests or requirements into Features and User Stories following Agile Scrum based development.
  • Business process experiences in marketing, or product management, or operations (Enrollment, Finance, Customer Service, Claims, etc.)
  • Software release planning and execution experience in application development or business system analysis.
  • Project management experience, preferably using an agile/scrum based methodology.
  • Program stakeholder management.  
  • Demonstrated servant leadership and coaching skills
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to build relationships at all levels of the enterprise including external vendors

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for this requirement.

The ability to meet or exceed the attendance and timeliness requirements of their departments. On call work may be required based on business needs and role assignment. The ability to work well in a team environment, and be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with other staff, departments, and customers.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

The strongest candidates for this position will also possess:

  • Experiences in training/facilitation is preferred.
  • CSPO or CSM certification desired.
  • Exposure/experience to Agile Project Manager and/or Agile Scrum Master responsibilities
  • An interest in performing additional Agile Project Manager and Agile Scrum Master responsibilities over time
  • Familiarity with Data Governance principles is desired

Learn more about what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting NebraskaBlue.com/Careers.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


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