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Sr. Product Owner, Finance - Kiewit Technology Group

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 130122 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Sr. Product Owner, Finance is responsible for product planning and technical project/task execution of key initiatives for products that support the Finance 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, understand and map/document the necessary business requirements, investigating potential solutions, and ensuring the successful launch of new products and features. The ideal individual candidate will be able to build, manage and facilitate roadmap to ensure that our financial capabilities are aligned with current and future business needs based on the customers data points and industry trends.  The Sr. Product Owner will facilitate discussions and take the lead in the execution tasks that help the organization provide best in class solutions to support our Finance department’s needs.

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

  • Be a subject matter expert (SME) regarding the Finance business processes and the capabilities/limitations of Financial products and understand the downstream effects to align with various processes that flow into the Financial Portfolio
  • Manage the product strategy and roadmap for assigned solutions.  Prioritize the release of new features with corresponding justifications
  • Solve problems, make decision an prioritize billing-related backlog items (epics/features/user stories)
  • Ensure technology offerings align with business goals and objectives.  Advocate for solutions to promote adoption
  • Manage solutions through concept, design, beta release, testing, production, promotion, transition to support and finally product end of life
  • Demonstrate passion regarding quality, value and ability to provide an excellent customer experience
  • Work with third parties to optimize existing vendor partnerships and assess potential future opportunities
  • Manage work commitments in an agile environment by writing user stories, prioritizing the backlog and accepting the team’s work
  • Coordinate with business units to test and evaluate the new or updated applications and features
  • Maintain relevant knowledge and skills through self-study and participation in educational opportunities
  • Lead in product readiness and the rollout of new products and features by producing end-user training material and marketing communications regarding product
  • Address business related questions and training directly with end users
  • Work cross-functionally and with other product teams to ensure decisions are in alignment with the overall portfolio strategy
  • 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

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Qualifications

  • 5-10 years’ experience in an Information Technology, or Finance 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 Finance business processes
  • Understanding of product management frameworks and software development practices
  • Understanding of the Agile Framework
  • Ability to recognize, assess, and mitigate risks to committed deliverables and timelines
  • 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
  • Able to clearly communicate progress and risk to all levels of leadership
  • Ability to analyze and document complex business processes
  • Ability to make effective decisions under pressure
  • Ability to think analytically and be a problem solver
  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information
  • 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 Finance preferred
  • Demonstrated experience as a Product Owner or Sr. Product Owner in a technology setting
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) preferred but not required
  • Experience with agile software development practices
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP software

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.


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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