Development Product Owner II

Purpose of Job

Job Description Summary
We are currently hiring for Development Product Owner II for our San Antonio, Phoenix or Plano office. This is an in-office only position and not a remote/work at home position.

Represents business stakeholders to elicit, understand, analyze, document, refine and communicate business needs, so that the business and/or technical delivery teams can build effective solutions. Utilizes a developing understanding of customer needs, as well as business vision and strategy, to prioritize investment, business value and delivery. Works within multiple evolving development methodologies including iterative Agile and sequential Waterfall programs and projects, and variations thereof. Serves as the business requirements expert, engaging and managing the work of subject matter specialists from the business. Serves as the day-to-day decision maker and provides continual business guidance for the execution team. Prioritizes the execution team's work so that it aligns with the sponsor's/business executive's strategies. Leads, manages or orchestrates activities for completion and proper documentation of business requirements and validating metrics as appropriate for methodology and Enterprise controls. Works with the business and IT delivery teams to identify and mitigate risks to include business operational risks. Escalates issues and develops and recommends appropriate solutions.

Job Requirements

Tasks:

Works with limited scope and duration, few integration points, and efforts not dependent on vendor partnerships. 
Identifies and engages business stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts.
Works with business and Enterprise stakeholders to understand business strategy and vision, and customer needs.
Partners with sponsors, stakeholders, and IT to facilitate, define and document relevant business processes, gaining a developing understanding of the needs, measures, and risks & controls for the improvement area.
Serves as direct representative of the business with delivery teams, representing/reinforcing the customers' perspective throughout the product realization cycle.
Works with the business process owners to develop metrics to manage and track benefits, adoption, and risks to operations.
Assists with project level plans related to schedule, scope and resources.
Lead a cross-functional team of user experience partners, designers, business analysts, developers, testers and others to develop, execute and release in alignment with program and/or product roadmaps.
Manages, prioritizes, and assesses the impact of all work items, such as new features, defects, etc., including providing the decision to create, fix or defer at the project level.
Reviews, and when appropriate, accepts and prioritize feedback and new requirements from stakeholders.
Reviews and accepts or declines output of development to ensure specified acceptance criteria have been completed.
Prepares the business for the change and arms them with tactics and metrics for benefits, adoption, and risk.
Elicits, creates, owns and maintains a prioritized work backlog(s) based on a balance of investment and business value for a single work stream if on Agile project level teams. 
Product backlog(s) can include complete user stories so that they are consumable and testable by the Agile team or program. 
Leads, manages or orchestrates activities towards the development and completion of business deliverables, to include validating investments and eliciting and documenting business requirements for Waterfall projects.
Assists with translating them into functional system specifications, and on developing the best IT design.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree
4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Minimum Experience:

2 or more years of relevant experience in process improvement, project delivery, business/requirements analysis or business operations/product line.
Developing knowledge of Microsoft Office products and applicable databases.