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Finance Product Owner - Kiewit Technology Group

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 109067 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Product Owner is on the front line when it comes to managing our products. They serve as the key link between our business and the internal and external IT professionals that develop and support our products. With that in mind, the Product Owner is responsible for managing the product backlog to maximize product value. The Product Owner acts as the voice of the customer, representing users, stakeholders and the Product Manager when driving prioritization of the backlog.    


For third-party products, the product owner is responsible for user acceptance testing and ensuring we have the right strategy for the product within the Kiewit landscape. They are a primary source of communication and training for their products to help ensure user success. They are also the main communication channel back to the third-party responsible for communicating the needs and requests of Kiewit.

 

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group’s (KTG) mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys apps to the field that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses the Kiewit Management System (KMS), which includes systems and tools that manage every part of Kiewit’s business and lifecycle of a project, to improve planning and day-to-day execution in the field by giving our people real-time data to make faster, smarter decisions. Every day our employees make an impact the efficiency of the iconic projects Kiewit builds and you can too.

Location

This position is based out of our Kiewit Business Center at 12720 I Street. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. 

Responsibilities

•    Address business-related questions and training directly with users regarding Finance business processes with an emphasis on Billings
•    Provide knowledge transfer and training to the Customer Success Group and to the technical support group
•    Display first-rate customer service abilities and always be willing to help with a positive attitude
•    Facilitate change management and partner to gain buy-in of processes from stakeholders and users to create better cohesion and clear communication throughout the organization
•    Manage ideation process and idea collection portal for multiple products or an entire product category
•    Define product roadmaps
•    Work with the Product Manager, Customer Success Group, Stakeholders, and Business Analysts to translate product ideas into requirements and prioritize features and user stories
•    Define the vision, direction, and opportunities for product growth and enhancements
•    Manage backlog for multiple products including the feature and user story refinement process, including creation of user stories, UI prototypes, and sprint acceptance criteria
•    Provide final approvals on functional and UI designs
•    Perform/coordinate acceptance testing of delivered solutions to ensure quality of data and functionality
•    Maintain an adequate amount of defined work in the backlog to ensure a steady workload in each sprint for custom products
•    Evaluate product progression at the end of every iteration and demonstrate completed work
•    Work with the Product Manager to develop a long-term strategy for custom solutions and third-party products, inclusive of cost, technology, and the full lifecycle roadmap
•    Develop and execute a decommissioning strategy for products that have become a legacy solution or are no longer enterprise supported  
•    Define and measure product or enhancement value (ROI, number of users, touches, etc.) to make wise product decisions on behalf of Kiewit
•    Maintain knowledge and awareness of all third-party product functionality supported by the respective product area
•    Serve as the primary point of contact for third-party software product owners or functional super users
•    Leverage relationships to support the business as needs arise
•    Maintain awareness of how the business utilizes supported third-party applications and the underlying business problems
•    Track and communicate status of defects found during testing cycles as well as production issues
•    Communicate and maintain product vision with all stakeholders
•    Participate in product and project meetings, serving as the voice of stakeholders and users
•    Communicate the business value of features and deliverables to the team & work cross functionally with other KTG teams.
•    Stay up to date on Product Owner best practices through training and Community of Practice involvement
•    Lead/oversee the creation of end-user training material and marketing communications for the product including driving use of Kiewit Launchpad by ensuring products are represented, well-communicated, and up to date
•    Serve as a product spokesperson at meetings and events involving internal company stakeholders

Qualifications

•    3-5 years of product owner experience
•    Enterprise product owner (or equivalent) with finance and/or billings experience
•    Experience in a technology-related product management or business role
•    Experience with MS Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), ServiceNow, and portfolio and project management (PPM) tools a plus
•    Experience with agile software development practices a plus
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Excellent organization and time-management skills
•    Ability to recognize, assess, and mitigate risks to the committed deliverables and timelines
•    Ability to synthesize and articulate complex concepts targeted at multiple audiences
•    Product Owner or Scrum Master certification(s) strongly preferred
•    Experience working with geographically dispersed teams
•    Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time
 

Bonus Points:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Finance preferred 
•    Demonstrated experience as a Product Owner in a technology setting
•    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
•    Experience with agile software development practices
•    Experience with SAP or similar ERP software
•    Experience with Smartsheet

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.