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Product Owner
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #51876 Posted November 3, 2021


Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This person will support the programs: Secure Messaging, Content Ecosystem, and the emerging Notification Center.

Ideal Background:

  • The ideal candidate will be experienced working as a Product Owner in a matrixed organization on digital products.

Team and Team size:

  • The candidate will work with two scrum teams (10-15 developers) and a variety of business and portal stakeholders.
  • Our broader team has 4 scrum team. You'll be working with a subset that is approximately: 1 product manager, 1 architect, ~10 UI developers, ~6 Java developers, ~6 QA, and ~4 performance testing.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Support the Product Manager and their roadmap through the capability life cycle of strategy, OKR/KPI alignment, definition, and delivery.
  • Own the creation of features, requirements, and user stories. Participate in Agile Scrum process to ensure business vision is being accurately implemented and meets market expectations.
  • Work with our line of business stakeholders to define/design industry leading consumer-facing digital solutions, and ensure alignment with the Product Manager’s business and product plans (e.g., capital/funding commitments, revenue commitments, capabilities, functional impacts, cross functional roles)
  • Work across teams (e.g. engineering, product, experience design, content, sales) and build partnerships to solve—a myriad of complex user experience problems in creative, thoughtful, and scalable ways.
  • Oversee the development of your set of product features and see them completed and deployed into the production environment.
  • Contribute to a product culture of consumer and industry research, development, and rapid test and learn.
  • Stay on top of all relevant health care and consumer technology trends, competitors, and market offerings and ensure your products are best-in-class.
  • Work with cross-organizational product managers to understand their strategic priorities, and keep your Features in alignment with organizational goals.

Skills/attributes Required

  • 3+ years of hands-on product owner experience.
  • Strong communication and analytical thinking skills, which allow you to comfortably understand and explain the technical aspects of your product in order to refine and advance its features.
  • Experience working with engineers and designers to create great user experiences.
  • Experience with scrum and agile software development processes.
  • Technology experience: you don't need to code or draw an architecture diagram from scratch but you do need to know, and be able to explain, how your product works from a technology lens.
  • An impetus to start with consumers needs (jobs-to-be-done) and work backwards to solutions.

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Familiar with secure messaging, search, ontology management, adobe experience manager, content fragments, content-as-a-service, and related technologies.
  • Fluency in Web technology, including front-end technology, back-end technology, and mobile applications.
  • Experience coordinating priorities and contributions of a network of non-technical Web content and project stakeholders from across a large, diverse organization.
  • Experience delivering Web experiences that meet user needs based on usability research, UX design and information architecture principles, and product management methodologies.
  • Experience working collaboratively at all levels and across business lines using influencing skills.
  • Experience in other interactive and digital industries such as retail and financial services

Working Time:

  • 8:30am-4:30pm/flexible. We have scrum calls that start as early as 8:30am CST.

Interview Process:

  • Video call
  • How many rounds?
  • 2
  • How technical will the interviews be?)
  • The interview will focus on analytical/analysis and agile-process abilities more than technical

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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