Data and Analytics Product Owner at WPS Health Solutions in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:


Data and Analytics Product Owner

U.S. citizenship is required for this position due to Department of Defense restrictions.

Role Summary:

The Data & Analytics Product Owner is focused on engaging business stakeholders and identifying value added features for WPS's Data Platform Modernization roadmap. They are accountable for understanding the business needs of their stakeholders, identifying novel solutions to their problems through Data Platform capabilities, and tracking the effectiveness and business value delivered with appropriate metrics and outcome evaluations. The Data & Analytics Product Owner plays a significant role in delivering high quality data product capability in alignment with the broader Data Platform Modernization vision and strategy.

In collaboration with the Scrum Master, the Data & Analytics Product Owner is responsible for ensuring quality deliverables at the end of each sprint. As the liaison for the customer, the Data & Analytics Product Owner is accountable for determining whether sprint deliverables have met the definition of done or requires additional work. Successful candidates will work closely and communicate with a variety of Business and IT Teams and must have in-depth and hands-on experience.

In this role you will:

  • Understand and support prioritized Portfolio and Value Stream work by collaborating with Business Stakeholders, Data Architects, and Data Engineers to create features and then break those features down into user stories

  • Manage the delivery of business value by owning the team backlog, defining stories, establishing story acceptance criteria and leading story refinement for preparation of iteration planning and program increment planning

  • Interact with stakeholders during iteration demos, or individually, to show the most critical aspects of a solution and negotiate the reality of systems solutions

  • Participate in the iteration demo and retrospective meetings to inspect and adapt the product or solution for the next iteration and the team's process for improvements in how they work to build solution increments

  • Review and accept user stories throughout the iteration as developed functionality is completed by the team

  • Work with other Product Owners to determine impacts and interdependencies with other teams, programs or value streams

  • Act as a customer advocate for team questions and seek out opportunities to connect the team with end users, stakeholders and customers to develop and improve their understanding and empathy of end user needs

  • Collaborate with Business Stakeholders, Program Managers, Release Management, and the development team to define and plan for releases

  • Work with the team to ensure features, stories, and tasks are entered, maintained, and tracked in required Agile tooling solutions

This role could be a good fit if you:

  • Are Self-Motivated and results driven

  • Have a passion for solution-based thinking and problem solving, asking probing questions and looking for opportunities and underlying issues

  • Have proven ability to understand complex ideas, break them down into smaller, sequential plan, while understanding interdependencies to deliver solutions

  • Possess experience as a systems subject matter expert within the Business Intelligence field.

  • Want to partner with other Data & Analytics leads as it relates to User stories and the Agile Release Train

  • Would enjoy working on a team with the ability to influence and innovate technologies and skills to guide the team to understand Program Features and the impact to the story and iteration deliverables

You'll benefit from this experience by:

  • Working in a fast-paced environment on diverse projects, with multiple stakeholders and teams

  • Having the ability to guide multiple product teams in a new Agile environment with a newly energized focus on innovation Automation and process improvement

  • Providing Product Owner expertise to newly formed Agile teams centered around getting value from data

  • Seeing the results of your effort have a lasting and positive affect on WPS's environment, processes and systems

  • Working in an environment that serves our Nation's military, veterans, Guard and Reserves along with their families.

You need to have:

  • U.S. citizenship is required for this position due to Department of Defense restrictions.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field OR equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • 1 or more years of related work experience

We also prefer:

  • Base years of experience should include experience within the data management domains (e.g., Data Management, Business Intelligence development, advanced analytics, metadata management, Big Data development)

  • Experience with requirements in an agile software development environment

  • Extensive understanding of data and analytical frameworks

  • Experience developing new practices and programs

  • 4 or more years of experience as a Product Owner / Business Analyst on a Scrum team with software skills including use of JavaScript, SQL and NoSQL products

  • Strong influencing skills with customers and Product Managers to understand the system and iteration capabilities for deliverables

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to develop stories and to inform team and stakeholders

This role is open to considering 100% remote work, we are highly interested in applicants that are regionally local to the Madison area, to be able to come into the office on occasion after Covid-19.

Approved States: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Your Team
The Data Platform Modernization team of 6 exists to break down barriers between our employees and the data that connects us to our mission. As a part of the Emerging Technology and Innovation group, you will be dedicated to developing and scaling proven disruptive technologies into WPS architecture to drive digital maturity in alignment with our core mission as the "agent of change."

Compensation and Benefits

  • Eligible for annual Performance Bonus Program

  • 401(k) with dollar-per-dollar match up to 6% of salary

  • Competitive paid time off

  • Health and dental insurance start DAY 1

  • Vision insurance

  • Flexible spending, dependent care, and health savings accounts

  • Short- and long-term disability, group life insurance

  • Innovative professional and cognitive development programs

Who We Are

WPS Health Solutions is an innovator in health insurance and a worldwide leader in claims administration, serving millions of beneficiaries in the United States and abroad.

Founded in 1946, WPS offers health insurance plans for individuals, families, and seniors, and group plans for small and large businesses. We are a world-class claims processor and program administrator for the government's Medicare program. And we manage benefits for millions of active-duty and retired military personnel and their families.

WPS has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 10 years in a row.

Learn more about WPS.

Our Purpose and Values

Our purpose is to make healthcare easier for those we serve. Click Here

Our values - Customer Focused, Individual Responsibility, Mutual Respect, and Driven & Passionate - are the core of who we are and how we conduct business every day.

Health Insurance

WPS Health Insurance offers high-quality health insurance plans for individuals and families, Medicare supplement plans for seniors, and group health plans for businesses of every size.

Military and Veterans Health

WPS Military and Veterans Health administers claims and provides customer service and related activities for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and their beneficiaries.

Government Health Administrators

WPS Government Health Administrators manages Medicare Part A and Part B benefits for more than 7 million beneficiaries. As one of the largest contractors for the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services, we've served Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers since 1966.

WPS Health Plan

WPS Health Plan offers Health Maintenance Organization and Point-of-Service plans to the group and individual markets in eastern and north-central Wisconsin, plus third-party administrator services.

EPIC Specialty Benefits

EPIC Specialty Benefits provides businesses group insurance products that cover:

  • Life

  • Disability

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Voluntary benefits

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