Technical Product Owner - Telecommute

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

We're creating opportunities in every corner of the health care marketplace to improve lives while we're building careers. At UnitedHealth Group, we support you with the latest tools, advanced training and the combined strength of high caliber co-workers who share your passion, your energy and your commitment to quality. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM


Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work. SM

Our teams are helping people from around the world. We can bring out your best as you put your listening, analytical and problem solving skills to work in a setting that is geared to helping improve lives and enhance health care for millions. Here, you'll discover a wealth of pathways for professional growth within Customer Service, Billing, Claims, Enrollment & Eligibility and across our global economy. Join us and find out why this is the place to do your life's best work. SM

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Partner with stakeholders to enable successful development and delivery of commercialized solutions (Build/Launch)
  • Demonstrates understanding of the portfolio strategy, market needs, and key questions to be answered at each stage of the product lifecycle
  • Recognizes and proposes business process re-designs and opportunities of efficient to maximize business results
  • Be the liaison between the business partner and the delivery team in the requirements gathering, scoping, capacity needs and UAT of a project
  • Provide subject matter expertise, recognize and analyze gaps between current situation and desired outcome and utilize appropriate resources to obtain information, consider solutions and deliver the solution
  • Participates in activities within each stage (Ideate, Define, Build, Launch, Manage, Sunset)
  • Reviews whole portfolio and considers if products are still relevant based on business and market strategy
  • Makes recommendations and/or decisions on whether to maintain, invest, or end of life based on assessment
  • With additional experience and mastery, work is more self-directed and seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks; May act as a resource for others with less experience
  • Work with cross-functional team to translate customer needs and technology directions into new features and services
  • Support prioritized projects for multiple cross-functional business areas
  • Prioritizes roadmap and articulates a logical, iterative approach to delivering the customer solution
  • Collaborate as part of the scrum team in grooming user stories and development of acceptance criteria for the user stories
  • Manage feature and user story backlog (including grooming and prioritization)
  • May serve as lead product manager in an Agile environment
  • Embrace continuous learning to ensure industry best practices and technology adoption
  • Engages practices and technologies which addresses business problems and adds value to the business
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adjust to meet the needs of the audience
  • Self-starter who is detail oriented and able to work with others during time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Recognize problems and make recommendations / decisions on the best course of action to remediate

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 with Healthcare related business analysis
  • 3+ years of experience of translating business requirements into a detailed system specification
  • 3+ years of experience writing User Stories, Requirements, Testing and Collaboration with Development/Engineering Teams
  • 2+ years of experience in Agile software development approach
  • 2+ years of experience in Agile delivery models

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner or Equivalent Scrum Product Owner Training
  • Experience with Healthcare Portal frameworks
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies and Continuous Integration processes
  • Solid understanding of Healthcare Quality measurements and improvements areas
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Scrum Master and/or Release Train Engineer responsibilities

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $87,900 to $156,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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