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Product Owner

National Indemnity Company Omaha, NE


NICO National Indemnity Company

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies, we offer outstanding opportunities for professionals interested in working with a successful company. We offer unparalleled financial strength, stability and "large company" benefits, in addition to an exciting, friendly, "small company" atmosphere.

National Indemnity Company is seeking a Product Owner motivated to take on challenges in a growing and dynamic environment. Candidate should have deep understanding and experience of driving and owning product development. Experience in Agile methodologies is a core requirement and the candidate must be detail oriented with ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management across multiple departments. The Product Owner will serve as the 'voice of the customer' throughout the quoting and policy life cycle, ensuring that the products and experiences delivered fully meet customer needs.

The Product Owner is responsible for identifying comprehensive user experience solutions by translating business requirements into a solution for software delivery team(s). The Product Owner will identify user needs, determine functional requirements and high-level features, work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases, and coordinate sprints. Responsible for facilitating communication between stakeholders and delivery team(s), as well as helping clearly define what should be built on behalf of the relevant business team(s) and why.

Required Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

  • Knowledge of software development practices and procedures

  • Experience working in application lifecycle management tools such as Azure, JIRA, or Rally

  • 5-7 years related work experience

  • 3+ years professional experience as a Business Analyst, Business Team Manager, Project Manager, or Scrum Master

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Experience with business analysis or project management

  • Familiarity with continuous delivery and continuous integration

  • Insurance industry and product knowledge


  • Strong team facilitation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution skills

  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to explain and defend a view point and persuade others to a defined position

  • Ability to prioritize work objectives and goals


  • Learn quickly

  • Work independently

  • Work well with others

  • Work with remote team members

  • Respond well to demands on time and resources

  • Identify problems and make decisions, train personnel, and organize workflow

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Delegate, plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines

  • Design and use computer programs to analyze data

A comprehensive benefits package is available for regular, full-time employees, including health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance as well as a 401(k) with company match. We also proudly offer 100% upfront tuition reimbursement to regular, full-time employees, to further your education. Our Omaha office boasts a complimentary state-of-the-art, on-site gym, a robust wellness program, low-cost downtown parking, and numerous volunteer and networking opportunities with other emerging professionals.

Date Posted May 16, 2023
Date Closes June 15, 2023
Requisition R11787
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Business Analysis
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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