Sr. Product Owner - AMS360 at Vertafore

| Greater Denver Area
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JOB DESCRIPTION

A senior product owner's main objective is to translate business problems and requirements into user stories that enable a development team to create the best solution to solve customer problems. A senior product owner at Vertafore owns their backlog and prioritizes it to align with product strategy, business goals, and achieve project goals and objectives. The senior product owner will provide clarity in complex projects, collaborating with internal, and at-times external stakeholders.


You'll work closely with Product Managers to understand roadmap goals/strategy and distill high-level requirements user stories that enable development teams to understand what problems need to be solved to create the best solution. As a Senior Product Owner you will also prioritize the development backlog and work with Product Managers to plan and sequence the work appropriately. As features or user stories are delivered you'll work closely with QA to ensure the problems are solved and requirements are met.


Our culture fosters collaboration, innovation, integrity, mentorship, commitment to success and FUN. Our managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering an opportunity that allows you to make an impact in your career.




Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

· Translate business problems and requirements into prioritized backlog of user stories for the development teams to implement

· Facilitate and lead cross-functional teams, primarily internal and, at times external, to get the clarity needed to document user stories to appropriate level of detail

· Translate project goals/objectives/strategy to actionable work, prioritizing and sequencing the development work to achieve project goals and timelines

· Partner with QA to define acceptance criteria and verify acceptance criteria are met

· Research and respond to questions from designers, developers, and QA

· When needed, work directly with customers, and conduct market research to clarify requirements and ensure solution will deliver value to end users

· Clarify user stories to the appropriate level of detail where needed

· Collaborate with product management, development, and user experience design staff to lead on time, successful scope definition and feature deployment


Qualifications:

  • Clearly communicate and defend their ideas strategies 

  • Have a passion for product quality 

  • Have experience design skills 

  • Are driven to improve, personally and professionally 

  • Operate best in a fast-paced and flexible work environment 

  • 3+ years' experience, preferably with business and data analysis for web-based software 

  • Share best practices that inspire everyone around them to raise the bar 

  • Have experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 

 

Additional Requirements and Details: 

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time. 

  • Located and working from an office location with ability to WFH with stable internet as needed.

  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.

  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.). 

  • Frequent sitting and/or standing.

*We are currently working remotely due to COVID19.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Frameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Vertafore's mentorship framework is an independently led experience between a mentee and a mentor. Resources are ongoingly provided to start this relationship and keep it successful & valuable.
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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