Aetna Agile Product Owner Coach- 52611BR in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Req ID: 52611BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Office based in Amherst NY or Minneapolis, MN

The Agile Product Owner Coach provides coaching and support to Agile Product Owners and Business Analysts in support of the Agile transformation. Drives efforts to formalize organizational best practices around high quality story definition and backlog refinement.

Fundamental Components: With little supervision, consistently assesses team needs in the areas of story and feature quality and backlog refinement, as well as development opportunities for continued learningApplies expertise in story writing to coach agile team product owners and support improved definition of acceptance criteria Partners with Scrum Masters and Agile champions to review cross team needs and progressBuilds effective relationships to enable collection of accurate feedback and understanding of desired team outcomesCoach processes to enable work across multiple stakeholders to define quality features and stories and appropriately manage prioritizationPartners with Agile champions to define best practices for quarterly planning and supports Agile Product Owner preparation of featuresAdheres to AGILE (Scrum) framework by utilizing internal procedures and tools and identifying areas for methodology improvementGuides and advises less-experienced team membersExhibits Senior Business Analyst Behaviors

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

3+ years Agile Business Analyst or Agile Product Owner experience

Demonstrated experience driving high quality business outcomes as an Agile Product Owner on a Scrum team, Certified Scrum Product Owner desired

Experience working across multiple highly interdependent stakeholder teams to build a single set of priorities

Preferred experience with transition from Waterfall to Agile and implementing Agile in environments with multiple legacy systems

EDUCATION

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Information Technology//4-6 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Visio/1-3 Years/End User

REQUIRED SKILLS

General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

Technology/Creating Technology Partnerships/ADVANCED

DESIRED SKILLS

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/ADVANCED

Leadership/Creating Accountability/ADVANCED

Service/Managing Organizational Dynamics/FOUNDATION#LI-EG1

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

This position offers an opportunity to be part of an IT organization that is in the process of growing and transforming both our tools and methodologies to better support our growing business.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Information Technology