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Lead Product Owner (Hybrid)





Deerfield, Illinois, United States

Job Summary

The Lead Product Owner (LPO) is responsible for defining Capabilities/Features, prioritizing the Planning Backlog, with inputs from Product Managers (PM) and Product Architects (PA), Release Plans (Scope Defined), so as to streamline the execution of program priorities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Fosters an overall a holistic vision of the Platform (and functional sub-domains) scope and conveys it to the entire Engineering team along with a set of capabilities assigned to Platforms
  • Assigned to specific Platforms, within a Release, based on priority, and keeping scrum teams aligned to development of these capabilities within a Release
  • Contributes to the definition of capability/feature catalog and identifying upfront dependencies
  • Provides overview of capability/features (scope) to Chief Scrum Masters (CSM) to support Release Planning estimations and delivery
  • Works in collaboration with Product Architect (PA) and CSMs, of a Platform, to which he/she resides, to facilitate Platform and Solution delivery
  • Accountable for decomposition of capabilities to features
  • Accountable for Functional Refinement Plans, ensuring releases are scheduled
  • Coordinates the cross domain streams of Refinement workshops for the functional domains assigned to the Platform
  • Leads and ensures alignment and consistency of the work of the several POs in the Platform
  • Drives resolution, taking accountability, and being proactive in driving closure to issue
  • Effectively manages meetings by identifying agenda, minutes, decisions, and actions for each meeting
  • Ensures the single POs provide their teams with necessary information to start design activities.
  • Collaborates with CSM on Release Plans/Release Planning and responsible for Sprint 'scope' planning
  • Identifies dependencies & constraints internal to a Platform (with PAs and CSMs), to which he/she resides; call out dependencies & constraints (with PAs and CSMs), to other Platforms, when known
  • Collaborates on an Integrated Plan with all Delivery roles
  • Accountable for validation of constructed capabilities
  • Accountable for the demo events for the Platform on release level
  • Identifies and contributing to process improvements, within Requirements Engineering, Platforms, and across the Program
  • Meets Goal, Objectives, Metrics and Performance of the Requirements Engineering and Platform team, to which he/she resides

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience working as a Product Owner in an agile environment OR High School/GED and at least 7 years of experience working as a Product Owner in an agile environment
  • Experience directing and motivating the Development team.
  • Experience relaying expectations of product features to the development team.
  • Experience conducting surveys to determine most appropriate feature to add to a new or existing product.
  • Experience working with user groups and scrum team to obtain and analyze user stories
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification as a professional scrum product owner (PSPO) or as a certified scrum product owner (CSPO)