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Product Owner in Riverwoods, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 8/16/2018

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Job Description

Product Owner
Duration: 10 month contract
Location:  Riverwoods, IL
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Product Owner for one of our clients in the Riverwoods area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • Fraud Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a highly motivated candidate, who will be the Product Owner (PO) leading one of our agile team
  • This person will partner closely with technology and strategy teams to deliver a critical fraud initiative in 2018
  • As PO, this person is responsible for writing user stories that align to the prioritized features and ensure the pipeline stays full and is prioritized
  • The PO should be internally focused on the agile team and implementation
  • The PO has a significant role in quality and is the only team member empowered to accept user stories as done
  • Will also work with the Product Manager to prepare for the Program Increment planning meeting and working with Business Initiative owners and SMEs on a daily basis

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops features in collaboration with Product Manager
  • Writes user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Ensures that user stories meet Definition of Ready (DoR)
  • Updates the user stories in Agile Management Tool
  • Manages and prioritizes the program and sprint backlogs continuously (prior to and during the backlog grooming sessions)
  • Protects the team from distractions like non-sprint work and minimizes changes committed user stories
  • Empowered to make all critical decisions regarding functionality and priority in the sprint
  • Provide sign off to “Accept” each user story during sprint
  • Responsible for completing the “Requirements – Control gate form” during Release Planning stages and responsible for engaging teams such as Security, ARB, Legal, etc. for review and approval
  • Champions efforts to attain product vision and objectives
  • Collaborates with other Product Owners and/or Product Manager to uphold business priority and vision
  • Participates mandatory forums such as Sprint planning retro, PO/PM Sync, daily stand up etc.
  • Provides periodic status updates to business stakeholders and upper management

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Rich knowledge and experience in Agile and Scrum
  • Prioritization skills in Agile environment
  • Being able to focus on vision and manage conflict
  • Capable to adapt to different personality types and work with both analytical and technical teams

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in architect
  • Experience in Software development
  • Experience in Fraud/Authorization
  • Experience in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or other technical fields
  • Bachelor's degree or above

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.