Technical Product Manager - Product Information Management APL - Telecommute at Optum (Minneapolis, MN or Remote)

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Careers at Solutran, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. We create direct spending solutions driven by our extensive financial tech experience to help those we serve be healthier, happier and more productive. Our platform helps members manage their health plans, supplemental benefits and rewards all in one place. You'll have the opportunity to make it easier for consumers to manage their own health by making healthier products more affordable and their purchases streamlined. If you are a driven individual that thrives in fast-paced environments, values diversity and wants meaningful work that impacts the lives of many, then this is the team for you. Being part of an organization that makes healthier living easier for others leads to your life's best work.(sm)
Combine Fintech and Healthcare, two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with a culture of performance, collaboration, and opportunity and this is what you get - leading edge technology that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about providing advanced, state-of-the-art payment solutions to help those we serve be healthier, happier, and more productive.
About Us:
Careers at Solutran®, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group®, offer a unique and exciting opportunity to create large-impact, market-leading payments and financial technology innovations, while delivering on the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of tens of millions of Americans.
Our industry-leading S3® payments platform is integrated at 35,000+ retail locations and supports some of the largest benefits and rewards programs in the world by offering value to consumers and directing the spending of funds to approved health-enhancing products and services. This advanced technology has led to Solutran's rapid ascent to market leadership in healthcare benefits and has broader applicability across numerous other industries.
Working within a FinTech powerhouse, Solutran team members enjoy a culture of performance and collaboration, along with the resources and technology of a Fortune 5 company that comes with being a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Our teams work in close partnership with the largest and most forward-thinking companies in America including Aetna, Anthem, CVS, General Mills, Kroger, UnitedHealthcare, Walmart, Walgreens and more. Learn more about our latest innovations at www.solutran.com.
A major component of our mission to create transformative healthcare payment experiences involves the ability to provide a seamless member experience at the point of sale. We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to lead our product information management team in expanding our standardized product data platform to ensure continued success in managing approved product lists (APLs) as well as continuing to scale our solutions by integrating and organizing robust product information across diverse data sets. This role will have a huge opportunity to define the product hierarchies and taxonomies that drive our retail integrations while ensuring data integrity and governance controls are in place to maintain a quality product.
You will be in the driver's seat and responsible for defining the product requirements, crafting transparency, and aligning across teams. In this role, you'll partner with skilled counterparts across the organization to formulate, ideate, research, discover, and deliver the outstanding product information systems and processes that enable the team to effectively grow and scale to support millions of members and over a dozen unique benefits nationwide.
We are looking for someone to join our product team that wants to build the products that our customers love. The efficient flow of product data is paramount to our success. As our business continues to grow, so will the number of data sources for this information. We are using technology to scale Solutran's infrastructure.
The right candidate is someone who can "think big" while diving deep, remain flexible to change, and someone with a passion for innovation.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identify and scope business needs and translate those needs into product requirements
  • Communicate product requirements and rationale with all stakeholders including technology development teams, QA, marketing, sales, finance, and executives
  • Be responsible for your product area and own the entire product lifecycle from conception to implementation
  • Build and maintain the product roadmap for our Product Information Management which supports our benefit delivery
  • Support and define a standardized integration process
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs between customer experience, business requirements, technical limitations, performance, and operational needs
  • Produce high quality documentation based on implemented methodology standards
  • Participate in and influence the definition of integration standard methodologies
  • Scope and prioritize feature requests, enhancements, and opportunities based on business goals and customer impact
  • Manage the backlog of features and integrations, prioritizing appropriately
  • Work closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Drive product launches including working with the marketing team, executives, and other product management team members
  • Other duties as assigned

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
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:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of Technical Product Management/Product Owner or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching products in an Agile environment
  • Experience in application architectures, databases, SQL, APIs, etc
  • Experience designing and documenting user flows and workflows to support application development
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative data to assess priorities and influence roadmaps

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in retail product information management
  • Experience in healthcare or health insurance
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in development and web technologies
  • Payments industry knowledge
  • Detail oriented with critical thinking skills - ability to break down initiative-level requirements into feature and story attribute level details
  • Demonstrated project team leadership skills
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously; strategic thinking with ability to build strong working relationships across organizational teams in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate with non-technical and technical people inside and outside the organization

Where you will work:
Telecommute from anywhere in the U.S. Candidates must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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 Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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.
**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
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.
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An Insider's view of Optum

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Many companies have a standard 8-hour day, but we don’t. Optum is a global company, so we recognize that working hours are different for everyone depending on their situation. Optum has implemented flexible working policies that allow employees to work from home in addition to the traditional office setting with virtual tools to support everyone.

Rachel

Chief of Staff

What projects are you most excited about?

My teams work on Digital Benefits where our mission is to deliver benefit clarity, cost transparency, and guidance towards increasing healthy outcomes for our members! One exciting project that we just finished was the Mental Health Hub, where we worked to spotlight member's mental health benefits offered by their United Healthcare health plans.

Tim

Senior Software Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

At Optum the ideal of helping people live healthier lives transcends the healthcare industry and applies to our employee experience. Through meaningful mentorships and participation in holistic leadership development programs, I have been empowered to show up as the best version of my authentic self at home and at work to pursue my life’s purpose.

Kat

Technology Product Director

How does the company support your career growth?

I started with the company 12 years ago and have been promoted 5 times. As an analyst, I provided leaders with meaningful analytics needed for decision-making. Now as a Director, I’m the one making the decisions. I’m responsible for creating effective business strategy, executing tactical plans, and helping drive patent culture transformation.

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