Willis Towers Watson

Product Owner- Remote

Posted on Apr 4 Denver, CO 102 views

The Role



As a Product Owner within our Work & Rewards line of business, you will play a key role in product development projects by ensuring the organization’s needs are articulated as user stories for the Agile Scrum teams. In this role, you will practice the fundamentals of scope definition, requirements gathering, as well as system conceptual design. You will be responsible for taking the product management leadership team’s vision to defining scope; working with our UI/UX team to develop conceptual designs and understanding user experience and working with the team to create functional requirements. You will be focused on managing a development backlog and working collaboratively with your Scrum team to successfully deliver product releases. Additionally, you will assist in communications to announce new features and provide additional analysis support for our Product and business teams.

Note: Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

Responsibilities:




  • Works closely with Product Managers/Leaders across our business to stay connected to the needs of the users in order to enable them to articulate the business scenarios across a portfolio of products

  • As a key member of a scrum team(s), responsible for continuously grooming the backlog and working directly with Engineering, QA, and Scrum Master to facilitate software development and remove roadblocks

  • Prioritizes Release backlog and Sprint backlog to ensure stories are ordered in a logical manner, incorporating feedback from Engineering and Product teams, taking into consideration dependencies and incremental development goals

  • Participate in all sprint ceremonies, and lead grooming/backlog refinement meetings

  • Triage bugs and defects during development

  • Communicates the technical needs of end users, conducts initial requirement walk-throughs with Scrum teams, clarifies requirements daily through each sprint, works directly with all members of the Scrum Team with close consideration of cross-domain topics

  • Proactively makes decisions on behalf of the Product team to unblock Scrum teams

  • Escalates questions or issues to Product Managers or Program team & PMO as needed

  • Performs User Acceptance Testing (UAT), where applicable

  • Responsible for the success of the release

  • Problem articulation – no solutioning or implementation – use the teams to help with defining solutions through collaboration

  • Use trusted methods – story mapping, user stories, acceptance criteria



The individual in this role will have the opportunity to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in the fields of talent management, compensation, employee engagement, workforce analytics, etc. Our Product Owners are empowered to make key product decisions using their research and understanding of the industry to build best in class solutions.

The Requirements




  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a Product Owner focused on product development activities with a strong focus on technical domain areas including but not limited to: Data Strategy, Enterprise Data Management and Data Integration

  • HR Technology knowledge, including but not limited to Talent and Rewards management applications

  • Requires strong business analysis, requirements gathering, speaking and writing skills

  • Skilled at working with stakeholders to drive decision points and resolutions across an array of functional and business stakeholders

  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work well within ambiguity

  • Detail-oriented, strong analytical thinker, capable of making key decisions based on solid research and knowledge of the industry

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and work on virtual teams

  • Ability to work effectively as an independent contributor or as part of a broader global team

  • BS/BA degree or relevant experience

  • Some travel required (5-10%)

  • Experience working in Agile Development environment

  • Skilled at working with stakeholders to drive decision points and resolutions

  • Experience working with collaboration and issue tracking tools such as Confluence and JIRA



Compensation and Benefits



Compensation and benefits information for this position is being included in accordance with requirements of the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Please note that the salary range listed relate specifically to roles located in Colorado and that salary ranges for similar positions located in other WTW locations may vary. In addition, salaries may vary for different individuals in the same role based on several factors, including but not limited to individual competencies, education/professional certifications, experience and performance in the role.

Compensation



The annualized salary range being offered for this role is $95,000-$115,000. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus.

Company Benefits



WTW provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):

Health and Welfare Benefits:

Medical (including prescription coverage), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Commuter Account, Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Group Accident, Group Critical Illness, Life Insurance, AD&D, Group Legal, Identify Theft Protection, Wellbeing Program and Work/Life Resources (including Employee Assistance Program)

Leave Benefits:

Paid Holidays, Annual Paid Time Off (includes paid state /local paid leave where required), Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Other Leaves (e.g., Bereavement, FMLA, ADA, Jury Duty, Military Leave, and Parental and Adoption Leave)

Retirement Benefits:

Contributory Pension Plan and Savings Plan (401k). Certain senior level roles may also be eligible for non-qualified Deferred Compensation and Deferred Savings Plans.

WTW may be subject to mandatory employment-related COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Therefore, to the extent any such mandates apply, you may be required to certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you accept an offer from WTW and are subject to a mandate but are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available.



EEO, including disability/vets

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