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Sr Product Owner, Finance - Kiewit Technology Group

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 159199 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Information Technology Group 

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.

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

  • Manage ideation process and idea collection portal for multiple products or an entire product category
  • Work with the Product Manager to 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
  • Work with the Product Manager to 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 and/or coordinate acceptance testing of delivered solutions to ensure quality of data and functionality
  • Set and manage deliverable and timeline expectations with internal and external stakeholders
  • 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
  • In conjunction with the Product Manager, 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

Qualifications

  • 5+ years Enterprise product owner (or equivalent) Finance or Billings experience desired
  • 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)  preferred
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time​
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Finance preferred
  • Demonstrated experience as a Product Owner in a technology setting
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP software a plus.

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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 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.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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