Product Owner at Norfolk Southern Corporation (Atlanta, GA)

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Requisition 31732 : B3 Product Owner


Job Description

Product Owner
Our Product Owners (PO) are key members of an Agile Product Management team. The Product Owner is responsible for writing and refining user stories as well as maintaining a prioritized backlog for the sprint team. The PO drives and facilitates user story refinement and prioritization sessions ensuring the backlog contains 2-3 sprints of 'ready work' for development. The role must remain highly available to the development teams during each sprint in order to answer questions and provide clarity to user stories.
The Product Owner is also crucial in development validation and quality control. The role will write test scripts, complete product testing for the current sprint, and coordinate business owner testing for releases. The PO will accept user stories as done, ensuring the acceptance criteria has been met. After sprint completion, the Product Owner plays a key role in conducting the sprint retrospective with the team.
The Product Owner collaborates to ensure complete sprint demos are provided. The role supports the review of change impact.

Principle Duties:• Collects business needs from the business owners• Develops understanding and expertise of business area domain knowledge, objectives, and goals in order to facilitate solution requirements from business owners• Drafts user stories with acceptance criteria for the next 2-3 prioritized sprints or features• Validates user stories with Sr. Product Owner ahead of sprint planning• Refines user stories in the backlog based on Sr. Product Owner guidance and business needs• Facilitates meetings with business owners to validate user stories• Facilitates sprint read-out to business owners at the start of each sprint to share outcome of Sprint Planning• Escalates impediments to Sr. Product Owner• Coordinates business owner testing for release• Writes test scripts based on acceptance criteria for business owner testing• Completes product testing for current sprint• Responsible for effective sprint stand ups• Facilitates sprint retrospective with scrum team

Job Related Experience

Minimum Level: 1 year
Preferred Level: 2-3 years

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in business management, computer science or related field; Agile Product Management/Owner Certification

Technical Skills:• Strong business analytics skills with the capability of identifying, analyzing, synthesizing product use data• Ability to effectively and efficiently connect with leadership, technical and non-technical audiences while employing a high degree of collaboration and influence• Strong facilitation skills and proven ability to write concisely and clearly for different audiences

Skills and Abilities:• Oral & Written Communication• Critical Thinking• Prioritization• Collaboration• Analytical Thinking• Informed Risk-Taking• Creativity• Project Management• Negotiation

Work Conditions

Environment - Hybrid - Office/Remote

On call - Yes

Weekends - No (Unless on call)

Travel - 0-2 days

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.

Effective December 8, 2021, NS has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings. The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to NS, could be upheld in court in the near future. If the mandate is upheld, NS employees will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation.
More Information on Norfolk Southern Corporation
Norfolk Southern Corporation operates in the Transportation industry. The company is located in Atlanta, GA. Norfolk Southern Corporation was founded in 2022. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 42 open jobs at Norfolk Southern Corporation, click here.
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