Product Owner, Product Management

Full-time; US office

Company

HighRoads is the industry leader in sales-enabling health plan product management. Our cloud-based technology empowers our health plan clients to quickly configure and sell innovative compliant products that meet customer needs and differentiate them from the competition.

Position Summary/Scope

This role will report directly to the Sr. VP of Product Management. The Product Owner will be a key member of the Product Management team and will focus on product enhancements, optimization, and developing the product roadmap.

Responsibilities/Success Factors

Specifically, the Product Owner is a lead role and will be expected to:

  • Own a feature or product capability and backlog prioritization.
  • Drive sprint planning with engineering leaders.
  • Understand and contribute to the development of the product roadmap through having a clear understanding of the market needs and drivers, the customer business model, and the platform.
  • Translate client business needs as it relates to product optimization.
  • Assist with rapid, prototype-based requirement gathering.
  • Write detailed functional specifications, for use by both technical and non-technical readers, that describe business transaction functionality.
  • Review engineering designs.
  • Implement against requirements.
  • Participate in daily scrum and “scrum of scrum” meetings, product demos, and backlog grooming sessions.
  • Develop go-to-market tool kit.
  • Support UAT.
  • Identify and clear any technical roadblocks.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in healthcare payer industry, preferred.
  • Applied experience in Agile teams and applying continuous improvement practices.
  • Demonstrable experience building detailed functional specifications for use by both technical and non-technical readers.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate a customer’s business model plan and manage application design, architecture, and integration activities.
  • Experience with cloud development and cloud infrastructures.
  • Understanding of web-oriented design best practices and principles.
  • Expert understanding of SaaS platform capabilities and partner tools.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical/business discipline.

Ideal Personal Characteristics

  • A Focus on Execution. A self-starter with a bias for action. A non-political team player who can quickly establish himself/herself as a trusted member of the team and can be relied upon to get things done.
  • Company Focused. Someone who identifies closely with and is committed to the achievement of the Company’s mission while working in concert with other groups internally and externally.
  • Adaptable to changes. A hands-on team player. Grounded/pragmatic; someone who naturally adjusts to changing internal/external dynamics, priorities and challenges. Optimist / “can-do” attitude; values people and focuses on “doing the right thing”.
  • Energetic and Optimistic. HighRoads is a dynamic, innovative company with a “can-do” culture. It wants leaders at every level who continue to build on this culture.
  • “Ownership” Mindset. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to pursue his/her objectives passionately with an ownership mentality and a focus on the overall success of the Company.
  • Maturity and Independence. Someone who speaks with confidence and leads rather than follows. A highly ethical and intelligent professional. A thoroughly honest and forthright individual who is up-front and direct with subordinates, peers and top management executives.

Location

Hiring for Burlington, MA / U.S. Remote

Questions? Please email careers@highroads.com

Ready to Apply? Please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@highroads.com

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