Sr Product Owner - Analytics Product
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POST DATE 9/16/2017
END DATE 12/2/2017
COX AUTOMOTIVE is seeking a SENIOR PRODUCT OWNER to join our ANALYTICS team in IRVINE, CA.
The Senior Product Owner develops and delivers solutions based on defined business and customer strategic vision and objectives. It is the Senior Product Owner who helps interpret the vision of the Product Strategy team and maintain clarity for the development teams.
Senior Product Owners work with Product Managers and Business Owners and a cross-functional team, which consists of a Scrum Master, Business Analyst(s), Developers and Quality Assurance disciplines to build, enhance and manage one or more of Manheim products, capabilities and services using Agile software methodologies. The Product Owner will manage the development effort to deliver enhancements using the strategic vision as well as key performance indicators established for the product.
Additionally, the Senior Product Owner is a Subject Matter Expert for their products, capabilities and services and provides guidance as necessary to others about their application/tools. For certain development efforts, it may be necessary to coordinate with other Product Owners to deliver on a vision that crosses multiple portfolios.
This role requires a high-level technical understanding of web applications and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Senior Product Owners must work closely with others across the business both inside and outside of the Technology organization and must be able to clearly communicate with individuals and groups having varying levels of expertise in Technology and Products. The successful candidate must have a demonstrable track record of achieving success in a dynamic, fast-paced software development environment. They must be able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities, make appropriate product decisions quickly and be co-located with their team to ensure accessibility by the team.
Work at the strategic level while generating bold and innovative ideas for achieving mission and vision
Product Ownership of business requirements, collaborate with others to craft solutions/documentation and represent client needs in project delivery; product requirements (core and custom)
Drive product solutions including buy vs. build analysis; manage vendor selection, vendor relationships, and vendor solutions post launch
Partner with Product Development to communicate product requirements and determine viable development strategies, deliverables, and release dates
Provide leadership to the agile development teams to ensure innovative technical high quality development of multi-product integration efforts and solution
Participate in project kick off and discovery activities for projects
Work within their Application(s) teams to decompose epics, themes and features into system level stories and/or designs
Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in application features, behavior and high-level architecture
Decide on the functionality, the release sequence and the budget to maximize customer satisfaction and ROI
Manage the product backlog which includes prioritizing, triage, refining and complete management of the product log
Prioritize and sequence the backlog according to business value or ROI
Work closely with the Scrum Master and Project Managers to optimize velocity for the team
Work with Scrum Master to prioritize and schedule production defects for resolution
Work with Level 2 and Customer Care to understand call and ticket drivers
Participate in the daily stand ups, Iteration Planning Meetings, project status meetings and retrospectives, and program strategy meetings
Validate the product progress at the end of every iteration by participating in card signoff and showcase
Participate in BA signoff and weekly UAT showcase meetings
Conduct UAT testing for user groups
Utilize defined KPIs to establish and track platform progress
Provide documentation, measurement and reporting of results against objectives QUALIFICATIONS
Develops new insights into situations and applies creative and innovative solutions to make organizational (product/market positioning) improvements and satisfy desired results
Makes timely and effective decisions and produces results through effort generated by strategic and tactical planning and the effective implementation of projects, products, programs and scalable processes
Experience managing SDLC and Agile projects using an iterative methodology
5+ years product management experience
3+ years of successful IT delivery experience
Experience managing business requirements for software or web development, technical specifications, understanding of milestones and deliverables, and other project documentation
Clear and effective written communication, facilitation and presentation skills
Strong analytical skills ability to make decisions based on data, intuition & experience
Must have proven work experience as a technical influencer
Ability to work directly with customers to understand how they use the provided applications
WHAT WE LOOK FOR:
3+ years experience in Automotive Industry to understand client, sales, and consumer needs
Experience with relevant business software preferred, including Microsoft Office applications
Strong experience in Agile/ Scrum process
Bachelor s degree or equivalent work experience
ORGANIZATION: Cox Automotive
PRIMARY LOCATION: US-CA-Irvine-195 Technology Dr
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Regular
JOB LEVEL: Individual Contributor
SHIFT: Day Job
TRAVEL: Yes, 5 % of the Time
UNPOSTING DATE: Ongoing.