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Technical Product Owner - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 08/2/2018

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


Technical product owners (TPOs) are critical to delivering the data and software capabilities UHG needs. Whether focused on key products such as the UHG Data Lake, Data Fabric, MDM, Consumer360 or Provider360, or critical data domains such as consumer, provider, eligibility, claims, clinical, or financial, TPOs must synthesize market needs across LOBs, prioritize them with business POs and LOB stakeholders, and collaborate with the agile scrum teams to deliver those capabilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write user stories and acceptance test criteria for features and detailed functional & nonfunctional requirements for the engineering and development teams

  • Engage with the Business Product Owner to understand the context and synthesized market needs that drive the features and user stories. These must delight customers and users, and confound competitor

  • Define Minimum Viable Product features needed for new capabilities, and draw on an agile mindset: implement the minimal thing that that possible work, and rapidly iterate and evolve it based on user and market feedbac

  • Lead and work within agile development teams to identify and support core competencies and key features and function

  • Prioritize all user stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum business value that align with product strategy

  • Play an active role in release (Program Increment) and sprint planning to ensure the requirements are tracked and delivered on time and within scope

  • Participate in systems requirements definition, testing, training, implementation, and product rollout

  • Manage application product roadmap and ensure strategic alignment with the greater product vision

  • Track features and user stories for individual products or apps assigned

  • Support various engineering and project management functions by acting as a liaison between business, product, and development teams to help reduce redundant efforts, increase reuse of existing components, and identify opportunities during design to ensure components are built in such a way as to support external marketability.

  • Understand key business objectives and strategy of the product, and support the Business Product Owner in meeting business objectives, KPIs, MBOs and financial targets

  • Contribute to outbound product marketing and collateral development, including feature and product capability descriptions, technical specifications and "glossy brochures", technical user and business value stories, client case studies, and the like

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of software product ownership, technical product management, business analysis, or technical team leadership within a large matrix organization

  • Relevant agile certifications such as scrum product owner or scrum master

  • Able to lead translating customer needs into product design documentation including user stories, product capabilities and market requirements

  • Able to create and decompose features and write user stories and test acceptance criteria

  • Manage product roadmap and ensure strategic alignment with the greater product vision

  • Demonstrated understanding of business Intelligence, business analytics, data warehousing, data acquisition, big data engineering or analytics, or some combination of data and technical platforms

  • Proven organizational skills with customer empathy and ability to work with ambiguity and changing priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with encryption, tokenization and key management
  • Experience with regulatory standards that deal with the protection of PII and PHI data
  • Has an excellent grasp of enterprise integration challenges
  • Experience meeting with other teams to help define and create user stories for measuring Data Quality
  • Experience with Hadoop and Micro-services



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