Agile Team Product Owner Telecommute at Optum

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Optum 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)
In this role, you will lead an agile team of developers and quality testers to deliver new products, product enhancements, new internal functionality and fixes to exiting functionality for the Universe pharmacy adjudication system.
Product Owners are the primarily liaison between the business and technology and are responsible for translating prioritized business requests into technical stories for development and testing.
In this role, you will coordinate regularly with leadership and Enterprise Practice Management (ePRMO) to discuss incoming requests that have been prioritized by the business. You will be responsible for vetting requests and confirming a solid description of each request with sufficient detail to begin defining requirements for development. You will also be responsible for working directly with various subject matter experts throughout the organization to validate business requirements and translate those requirements into stories for agile development and testing. You will manage a backlog of work that should include all new projects that will be picked up for development within a rolling 3 month period, and will provide consistent ongoing updates on the backlog and active projects to the business via ePRMO.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Reviews proposed priority list from ePRMO bi-weekly
  • Participates in Priority Review with stakeholders
  • Implements final priority list from ePRMO for projects led by their team
  • Works with ePRMO to sets/update stage for all accepted dev requests led by their team
  • Maintains target and actual dates for milestones and ensure Salesforce is accurate
  • Works with dev team to understand scope of each project
  • Works with PM to develop and stage MVPs for large projects
  • Creates backlog in Rally at Theme, Capability and Feature level as appropriate (for Agile); create DevIDs in OnTime
  • Writes requirements/stories for all projects, creates acceptance criteria
  • Coordinates cross-system development with other POs as needed
  • Works with team on Sprint Planning
  • Meets with team on daily stand-up calls to track progress
  • Leads demonstrations of new functionality for each sprint to an audience of stakeholders across the organization
  • Works with Operations to ensure training is implemented

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, communications, technology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience developing business requirements, reviewing technical design and validating testing results
  • 2+ years of experience managing/coordinating projects through entire project development life cycle
  • Professional communication skills - prior experience presenting to/writing for c-level, vendor partners and/or clients, and articulating details based on audience
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifcations:
  • PMP certification
  • Experience in product development, including either tangible products, technology or virtual solutions
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Experience working with Rally agile software
  • Experience in Workers' Compensation and Auto insurance industry
  • Experience with Sales Force
  • MS Access proficiency
  • SQL proficiency
  • Visio
  • Microsoft Project

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
For more information on our Internal Job Posting Policy, click here .
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Job Keywords: Universe, Sales Force, Agile Product Owner, Rally, Workers' Compensation, design, PMP, SQL, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote
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