Job Description :
Title : Product Owner
Location : Saint Paul, MN

Required Skills/Experience
Overall experience of 10-15 Years with experience as Product Owner executing projects with a distributed team structure
Certified Product Owner (CPO certification - CSM)
Experience playing the Product Owner role for at least 3 years
Experience in insurance Domain will be added advantage
Diligently having managed Requirements & Releases using Scrum principles, practices, and theory with a distributed team structure
Extensive experience requirement gathering & analysis to ensure consistency & comprehensiveness of the requirements. Familiar and comfortable in dealing with evolving requirements and frequent changes that naturally follows from this incremental approach
Proven track record in performing functional decomposition of large system and analysis of various use-case flows
Have extensive experience interacting with clients and end-users
Ability to develop test scenarios and cases for various types of functional tests: unit tests, integration tests, system tests & regression tests
Have sufficient experience performing functional (UI driven) tests
Basic knowledge of RDBMS & SQL will be a big plus
Experience working for ISV in product development role
Excellent written and verbal skills. Should be able to articulate business functionality, suggestions for improvements and functional queries in clear and concise manner
Excellent inter-personnel skills. Needs to work very closely with multiple teams and support them with all their functional queries
Very high commitment level
Should be culturally aligned to Agile way of working, self-starter, easily asks questions, good team player, willingness to do what it takes including documentation, data entry etc.
Translate High-level requirements from MRD, Product backlog to sufficiently detailed functional & feature requirements that developers can take for implementation
Work very closely with SME & Business stake holders to define the Epics & Stories in a product backlog
Work very closely with Scrum Masters to define & review feature list for various product
Work very closely with Scrum Masters & the Scrum Team so that they can elaborate Epics/Stories into sub-tasks as atomic units for development
Serves as the primary liaison between the Business/Sponsors and Scrum Masters (SCRUM Team)
Work with SCRUM champion and Scrum Masters in prioritizing product backlog
Participate in defining & reviewing functional & system test scenarios & test cases
Participate in functional tests
Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)
Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, TDD, etc.
Experience using Agile/SCRUM development methodologies is a preferred
Experience with project management product and conceptual knowledge of various aspects of project management is preferred
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
Excellent communication and mentoring skills

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