Sr Agile Product Owner – Reliability Engineering @ Hartford Financial Services Group

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  • Leading technical product execution for 2-4 agile teams
  • Engage with business and technology stakeholders to identify product opportunities along with the associated impact and the business value
  • Stay current on internal, competitive, and industry technology trends to be a subject matter expert
  • Represent the voice of the customer to the agile team(s)
  • Provide perspective on portfolios / value / work stream vision and roadmap
  • Articulate the product vision and roadmap to the agile team(s)
  • Guide the agile team(s) in determining sprint goals, linking execution activities to business intent
  • Manage the product backlog, breaking down features into stories and prioritizing stories to maximize business value.
  • Aids APM in feature road mapping
  • Accountable for the health and readiness of the team backlog
  • Ensure the agile team(s) understand the items in the backlog and their business value
  • Write user stories, including defining acceptance criteria
  • Accept completed stories that meet the “definition of done” and quality expectations
  • Validate that the solution and functionality meet the product vision
  • Incorporate feedback from sprint demos
  • Partner with the Scrum Master, agile teams, Architects, APMs, Tech Leads, and business stakeholders to align priorities and deliverables across the scrum teams  and ensure solutions will deliver the business vision
  • Drive business readiness, and change management activities
  • Manage, monitor and share execution progress including risks and impediments
  • Analyze delivery metrics to identify key trends and opportunities for continuous improvement within the agile team(s)


  • 3+ years of experience in product-related role, digital, technology, or related field
  • Knowledge of agile methodologies and frameworks such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc. is required
  • Experience with agile lifecycle management tools (e.g., Rally, JIRA) is required
  • Insurance industry knowledge is a plus
  • Experience with site reliability engineering, cloud and automation technologies is a plus
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, and SharePoint is required
  • Strong collaboration and influence skills, including ability to manage multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability understand audiences, tailor messages and influence outcomes
  • Experience analyzing data to identify insights and create hypotheses for testing
  • Familiarity with mentoring junior APOs and contributing to a product management community of practice
  • Self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to handle multiple high priority demands, manage expectations and achieve objectives
  • Experience with ADKAR or other change management frameworks preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience
  • Minimal travel required

Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Hybrid

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