The Hartford Absence Management Product Owner in PORTLAND, Oregon

Title: Absence Management Product OwnerLocation: United States-Maine-South PortlandOther Locations: United States-Oregon-Portland, United States-Florida-Plantation, United States-Connecticut-HartfordJob Number: 1803037 WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS POSITION?

 

The Absence Management Product Owner for The Hartford Group Insurance partners with business stakeholders to define and develop immediate and future technology improvements within absence products. They are directly accountable for working with product management and other absence business stakeholders to define and prioritize business requirements to effectively address technology program priorities while maintaining technical integrity. This role also assists in defining overall absence product strategy and collaborating with Account Management to effectively promote our products. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-managing resource whom will join a fast, innovative, fun agile development team. The individual will be responsible for leading & driving business concepts through the development cycle while working directly with clients to obtain feedback. Key accountabilities include:

Consistently perform analysis and translates business needs to create high-quality Business Requirements and Functional Specifications documentation within specified time frames to solve most complex problems (multiple interfaces with other systems across multiple business units) considering all impacted components from an end-to-end perspective.

Customer proxy and advocate within The Hartford’s Absence business

Oversight of the documentation of Business Requirements across a domain or program.

Lead & drive business concepts through the development cycle and working directly with clients to obtain feedback and mature the application functionality

Lead and collaborate with Business Analysts to consistently analyze and translate business needs to create high-quality Business Requirements and Functional Specifications documentation. This work is completed within specified time frames to solve the most complex problems (ex. multiple interfaces with other systems across multiple business units) and considers all impacted components from an end-to-end perspective.

Ensure that the Business Analysts are effectively supporting IT activities (ex. Support triage meetings, defect resolution, customer implementation)

Contributes, on an as needed basis, to the Application Design and Information Design Model through effective interfacing with application and information architectural resources.Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong experience in the Leave of Absence, Disability products & Agile projects

Ability to work within a very collaborative team as a leader and an individual contributor is a must.

Proven track record in collaborating with business partners to define business requirements and priorities for technology solutions.

Demonstrated negotiation skills

Must have the ability to influence without authority

Must be one or more of the following:  Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional, or Certified Scrum Master

Minimum of 7 years Business Analyst / Product Owner experience

Minimum of 5 years active Agile Team experience

Minimum of 3 years as a Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional or Certified Scrum Master 

Minimum of 3 years managerial experience preferred.

Must possess sound knowledge of structured IT application development lifecycles and  methodologies inclusive of Use Case tools

Sound knowledge and experience in Agile development methodology

SaFE experience is a plus!

Proven project management skill

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to develop overall strategic direction for technology solutions in partnership with business partners.Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/AgeJob: Business Anal (non-IT)Primary LocationUnited States-Maine-South PortlandOther LocationsUnited States-Oregon-Portland, United States-Florida-Plantation, United States-Connecticut-HartfordScheduleFull-timeJob LevelIndividual ContributorEducation LevelHigh School Diploma/GED (±11 years)Job TypeStandardShiftDay JobEmployee StatusRegularOvertime StatusExemptTravelYes, 10 % of the TimePostingSep 14, 2018, 9:30:09 AMRemote Worker OptionYesThe Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.