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Product Owner - Kiewit Technology Group

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 162387 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Information Technology Group 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Product Owner, Enterprise Collaboration Platform Management is responsible for product planning and at times technical project/task execution for products in the team’s portfolio. The Product Owner is the voice of the customer, representing internal stakeholders and the Product Manager while driving prioritization of their backlog. The Product Owner  will solve business problems by analyzing business needs, understanding requirements, investigating potential solutions, ensuring the successful launch of new products/features, and managing products throughout their entire lifecycle. The ideal individual candidate will be able to facilitate discussions and lead the execution of tasks that help the organization provide best in class solutions supported by a solid foundation of governance and strategy.

District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group (KTG) builds solutions to enable and support a $12.5 billion company. Our mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys technology solutions to the field and home office departments that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses 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. When you join KTG, you will make an impact on the critical work we do every day. 

Location

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

Responsibilities

 

Business Support

  • Be a subject matter expert (SME) regarding the business processes and the capabilities/limitations of products assigned
  • Address business-related questions and training needs directly with users
  • Provide knowledge transfer to the appropriate technical support groups
  • Display first-rate customer service abilities and always be willing to help with a positive attitude
  • Develop solid product governance plans
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of all functionality supported by the assigned product area
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for product stakeholders or functional super users
  • Maintain awareness of how the business utilizes assigned applications and the underlying business problems they solve
  • Work with the Product Manager to develop a long-term strategy for assigned products, inclusive of cost, technology, and the full lifecycle roadmap

 

Communication

  • Partner with and gain buy-in from stakeholders and users to create cohesion and clear communication
  • 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
  • Lead and oversee the creation of end-user training material and marketing-type communications for and about the product
  • Serve as a product spokesperson at meetings and events involving stakeholders and end users
  • Work cross-functionally with other product teams to ensure decisions are aligned with the overall technology strategy

 

Product and Backlog Management

  • Manage ideation process and idea collection for assigned
  • Work with the Product Manager to define product roadmaps, defining the vision, direction, and opportunities for product growth and enhancements
  • Work with the Product Manager, Stakeholders, and Business Analysts to translate product ideas into requirements and prioritize features and user stories
  • Demonstrate passion regarding quality, value and customer experience from the use of technology products
  • Manage the backlog for assigned products. Prioritize the release of new features with corresponding justifications
  • Manage the feature and user story refinement process in an agile environment by writing user stories, prioritizing the backlog, and accepting the team’s work
  • Provide final approvals on functional and UI designs
  • Coordinate with business units to test and evaluate the new or updated applications and features
  • Set and manage deliverable expectations with internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain an adequate amount of defined work in the backlog to ensure a steady workload
  • Evaluate product progression at the end of every iteration and demonstrate completed work
  • Develop and maintain relevant knowledge and skills through self-study and participation in educational opportunities

 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in an Information Technology or related role
  • Demonstrated success at defining business needs conducting vendor analysis and launching successful products
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and have critical conversations with customers and stakeholders. regarding business value and customer experience
  • Understanding of and experience with the software development life cycle
  • Understanding of the Agile Framework and software development practices
  • Recognize, assess, and mitigate risks to committed deliverables and timelines
  • Clearly communicate progress and risk to all levels of leadership
  • Analyze and document complex business processes
  • Make effective decisions under pressure
  • Think analytically and be a problem solver
  • Gather and interpret relevant data and information
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills

 

Bonus Points:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology discipline
  • Experienced in the Microsoft 365 suite of tools, including but not limited to SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive
  • Demonstrated experience in Product Management in a technology setting
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Microsoft 365 certifications

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Other requirements:

 

  • Regular, reliable attendance .
  • Work productively and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees and others; individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively.

 

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

 

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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