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Product Owner II

The Company:  CAIC
The Location: 

Columbia, SC, US, 29210

The Division:  Group Benefits Operations
Job Id:  3128


Job Summary

Responsible for setting priorities for an Agile team to effectively advance and deliver a product/set of products that create value for the Company.



Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Represent customers and users primarily for creation of new products or applications


• Understands and has frequent contact with the customer


• Works closely with the team being available for questions and clarifications on a daily basis


• Create the Vision and Release Roadmap for the product and be able to articulate these to the stakeholders and team


• Create Release Plan and Release Goals focusing on delivering the highest value to the customer


• Create Sprint Goals along with the team to be able to show working software to the customer at the end of each sprint


• Owns Product Backlog by creating portfolio level work items and user stories and prioritizing based on business value


• Facilitate requirements gathering and story refinement workshops


• Rank portfolio items/user stories in consultation with the Agile team


• Accept/reject finished user stories and features based on acceptance criteria and ensure sprint/release goals are met


• Track the team’s progress towards goals and ROI (Return On Investment)

• Collaborate with other Product Owners in a Community of Practice to work toward continuous improvement in the role, help others improve with the goal of helping the organization deliver highest value, highest quality products to the customer faster


• Work and collaborate with other Product Owners to identify and address cross-team dependencies and impacts



Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field
  • Five or more years of work experience in product development, business analysis or project management   
  • Product ownership of at least three feature enhancements or at least one end to end product delivery
  • Must have completed and received certification in the 1.0 Product Owner Enablement Program offered by the Enterprise Agility Office

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience



Education & Experience Preferred

  • Certification Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)    


Job Knowledge & Skills


• Passionate agile practitioner with a solid understanding agile values and principles


• Demonstrated leadership skills, ownership and commitment for deliverables


• Excellent communication and facilitation skills, enthusiastic and assertive


• Experience working with and understanding the needs of customers


• Is knowledgeable about the product and product domain and able to transfer ideas into valuable features




  • Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities
  • Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages
  • Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial
  • Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina