Product Owner

Full-time; Remote


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

HighRoads is seeking a Product Owner (PO) to drive its P2A Platform capabilities. The PO is responsible for driving end-to-end discovery, roadmap, functional and non-functional requirements elaboration, functional design, delivery, and adoption of the related product capabilities for the target market. The PO will report to the Director of Product Management and collaborate with a cross-functional team to define, design, and deliver the capabilities.

Responsibilities/Success Factors

Specifically, the Product Owner is a lead role and will be responsible for:

    Discovery: Drive market discovery for client-agnostic features

    Prioritization: Own a product feature or capability and its backlog prioritization

    Roadmap & Planning:

    • 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
    • Drive sprint planning with engineering leaders
    • Own sprint planning and burndown to ensure that work is being delivered on time
    • Develop and maintain module Roadmaps to influence quarterly planning


    • Write detailed functional and non-functional specifications, for use by both technical and non-technical readers
    • Translate client business needs as it relates to product optimization
    • Perform rapid, prototype-based requirement gathering
    • Work with Engineering leads to ensure that features are ready for technical design
    • Work with Business Analysts to ensure that delivered capabilities pass acceptance criteria

    Perform functional demonstrations internally and externally

    Design: Review engineering designs against requirements

    Delivery: Drive product capability delivery, planning and execution; and help clear any related roadblocks


    • Participate in daily scrum and “scrum of scrum” meetings, product demos, and backlog grooming sessions
    • Drive backlog reviews and sprint planning for new feature work


    • Work with Business Analysts and Program Directors to ensure that feature requests are clearly documented and understood
    • Work with Business Analysts and Program Directors to obtain signoff on user stories, acceptance criteria, proposed solutions (including wireframe mockups), and delivery deadlines
    • Review scope, functional design, and requirements with broader Product team to identify dependencies and align cross-module roadmaps
    • Ensure smooth cross-functional communication as it relates to RAID, roadmap, and change management
    • Provide inputs to user guides for owned capabilities

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.
  • 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.


Hiring for Burlington, MA / U.S. Remote

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