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Sr Product Owner - Kiewit Technology Group

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 127299 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Sr. Product Owner, HCM is responsible for product planning and at times technical project/task execution for products within the HCM Team’s portfolio.  The Sr. Product Owner is the voice of the customer, representing internal stakeholders and the Product Manager when driving prioritization of their backlog. The Sr. 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 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’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 will be based out of our Kiewit Business Center at 12720 I Street. 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 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 product functionality supported by the respective product area.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for products supported by the respective product area.
  • Leverage relationships to support the business as needs arise.
  • Maintain awareness of how the business utilizes support applications and the underlying business problems.
  • Work with the Product Manager to develop a long-term strategy for products, inclusive of cost, technology, and the full lifecycle roadmap.
  • Support the budgeting and estimation process.
  • Contribute to team strength through mentoring and leadership opportunities. 

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 communications for the product.
  • Serve as a product spokesperson at meetings and events involving internal company stakeholders.
  • Work cross-functionally with other product teams to ensure decisions are aligned with overall portfolio strategy.


Product and Backlog Management

  • 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, Stakeholders, and Business Analysts to translate product ideas into requirements and prioritize features and user stories.
  • Work with the Product Manger to define the vision, direction, and opportunities for product growth and enhancements.
  • Demonstrate passion regarding quality, value and customer experience.
  • Manage backlog for multiple products. Prioritize the release of new features with corresponding justifications.
  • Manage the feature and user story refinement process by gathering requirements, 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 in each sprint for custom products.
  • 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

  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in an Information Technology, Human Resources 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 product management frameworks and software development practices.
  • Ability to recognize, assess, and mitigate risks to committed deliverables and timelines.
  • Able to clearly communicate progress and risk to all levels of leadership.
  • Ability to analyze and document complex business processes.
  • Ability to solve complex technical and/or operational problems and elevate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience and knowledge.
  • Demonstrated initiative, with commitment, and ability to work under pressure, make effective decisions under pressure and meet tight deadlines while still maintaining high quality standards
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and have critical conversations with customers and stakeholders regarding, contracts, business value and customer experience.
  • Ability to think analytically and be a problem solver.
  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information.
  • Ability to work, achieve goals, and conduct research, independently or as part of a group, with varying levels of guidance. 
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Ability to provide guidance, feedback, support and advice to a mentee(s).
  • Demonstrated experience as a team leader.

 

Bonus Points

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Human Resources discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Product Owner or Sr. Product Owner in a technology setting.
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).
  • Demonstrated experience with SuccessFactors, HRIS or other HR products.
  • Experience with SAP products.
     

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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