Technical Product Owner - Telecommute at Optum (Hartford, CT or Remote)

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Combine 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 in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Technical Product Manager are responsible for driving the development of features and user stories for the product. The TPM understands the primary capabilities of the product line and has tight partnership with the business owners, stakeholders, and end users. They are responsible for the management of the full product lifecycle with a technical focus, including the strategy, design, development, management end end-of-life of new, existing or acquired products.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Determine how the product experience should work - translating a vision to technical direction, processes and requirements
  • Voice of the business/customer to scrum teams in the day-to-day execution and deployment of product features
  • Single owner that validates whether the feature deployment meets the business requirements
  • Capture, define, and document business feature use cases and requirements, soliciting input from business and clinical stakeholders across business units
  • Communicate feature needs and requirements to each functional area, leading the definition of requirements for the following groups to ensure overall readiness:
    • Clinical Operations - defining process changes, training needs, and measures of success
    • Technology - define use cases and requirements
    • Reporting - defining reporting output requirements and business targets
    • Finance - defining financial implications to ensure proper billing/ budgeting
    • Procurement - defining vendor requirements and supporting contracting
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs between customer experience, business requirements, technical limitations, performance and operational

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 or 2+ years of additional experience in lieu of a degree
  • 3+ years of Business Analysis experience
  • Experience in working with Agile / Scrum work environment as a Technical Product Owner: writing user stories, and following the development process through user story acceptance
  • Collaborator - experience working with stakeholders and subject matter experts across business, clinical, reporting, finance, technology and other disciplines to align shared objectives, influence decisions, and get projects done
  • Owner and Driver - demonstrated ability to create a plan from scratch and execute that plan to reach deliverables, delegating and effectively holding cross-functional partners accountable to reach commitments
  • Communicator - Experience in developing program artifacts including but not limited to project plans, business requirements, executive summary and budget status
  • Technical mindset - leverages market insights and emerging technology developments and trends to understand customer needs, as well as identify new opportunities or make adjustments to current product offerings

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Healthcare insurance industry experience
  • Experience working with EMR systems
  • Intimate knowledge of data management/processing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook
  • Diplomatic with solid negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication with both technical and business audiences
  • Self-directed and able to drive detailed solutions to completion with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking by using appropriate information to diagnose problems, identify possible solutions and collaborate with impacted groups to drive decisions
  • Ability to effectively break down barriers to maintain progress on initiatives
  • Designer - ability to take an idea and articulate how it should work and work backwards from the ideal to simple, deliverable solutions that deliver value and progress the idea
  • Business mindset - ability to understand what's important to the business and constantly bring that lens into the design, prioritization, and execution of product features
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance

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.
Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do 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.
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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