Technical Product Owner Director - Eden Prairie, MN

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Primary Responsibilities:

In this Director level role you will be responsible for a wide variety of responsibilities including Team management, Roadmaps, estimates, forecasting and product definition and development.

People Management Team Leadership
  • Participate in Organization Model Creation for Technical Product Owner Organization
  • Team Size Forecasting based on budget and workload
  • Execute annual reviews and salary management for direct reports
  • Succession and Leadership team development, actively manages direct reports to understand teams career goals and creates plans to achieve them
  • Effectively plan & lead through ambiguity; evaluate upcoming goals and initiatives to determine staffing and skillset needs

  • Ensures high-level roadmap alignment across portfolios where required
  • Leads the creation of the product level delivery roadmaps across multiple applications and delivery teams
  • Manages changes in project priorities and introduction of new projects to maximize the value delivered, while staying within the delivery organization capacity
  • Partners with Operation and Product organizations to ensure roadmaps align to business goals
  • Communicates and describes roadmaps to senior leadership

  • Leads ongoing forecasting and planning activities across portfolios
  • Responsible for leading the annual budgetary estimate and forecasting activities in partnership with the Software engineering, Product and Operations Organizations

Product Definition and Development
  • Collaboration with business product Partners tightly and effectively (architecture, portfolios, vendors) to identify potential solutions for emerging business needs
  • Drive innovation ideas and processes
  • Provides input on global cross-portfolio strategic opportunities
  • Works with delivery leadership teams to align Engineering/Architecture expectations of Product team

Executive Communication
  • Effectively represents PEDS/Optum to external partners, clients and vendors
  • Comfortable representing the entire portfolio to Executive leadership, this would include presenting Engineering roadmaps, Project Estimates, and leading project prioritization discussions

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience managing a team of 8-10 Direct Reports
  • Experience with scrum and Agile delivery methodologies
  • Exposure to and understands foundational application architecture and design Integration Patterns, capability-based architecture, micro-service architecture
  • Experience working with teams developing on public cloud infrastructure

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