Anthem, Inc. Agile Product Owner in Reston, Virginia
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Be a Part of an Extraordinary Team!
We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?
Agile Product Owner
Location: East Coast preferred, other locations to be considered.
Responsible for acting as a member of the Pega NextGen Agile leadership team and is the functional and/or client (or business) representative for a project or set of projects within a market-focus.
How you will make an impact:
Translating features into user stories within a teams backlog and managing ranking and prioritizing this backlog so that it is reflective of stakeholder requirements and priorities.
Final testing and acceptance of the user stories supporting the features.
Effectively communicate to the team the stakeholder needs so the teams delivery meets both contractual requirements and established acceptance criteria including expected quality and performance, and to complete various work management activities according to defined service level commitments and process compliancy guidelines.
Collaborates with team(s) to discover and deliver the best solution to the market problem(s) presented by the Product Manager (business).
Works with the business to understand, rank and prioritize business needs and plan solutions to ensure that each release provides business value to end users sales and marketing.
Manages the solution concept development process to ensure the product team understand the direction and vision.
Creates and maintains regularly the solution vision roadmap and backlog of work through the project's life cycle. Understands how to write user stories and their acceptance criteria.
Translates the product backlog into user stories. Serves as the Product Management (business) proxy and decision point to represent the stakeholders in the project.
Reviews and accepts/rejects results both during a Sprint and in the Sprint review.
Attends sprint ceremonies and is available to team during the sprint for clarifications and acceptance of user stories.
Creates and/or inputs into a projects release plan.
Presents work to team from Team Backlog during Sprint Planning for acceptance by the Team in a Sprint negotiates Sprint goals with the Team.
Requires a BA/BS and minimum of 3 years’ experience with writing business/functional requirements and experience implementing Agile methodologies; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Qualifications:
Leading SAFe (SA) certification, CSPO or equivalent (Certified Scrum Product Owner) and/or SPO/PM (SAFE Product Owner/Product Manager) strongly preferred.
Understanding of Agile/SAFe methodologies strongly preferred
Experience with Jira
Pega applications experience is a plus!
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.
The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.
Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact email@example.com for assistance