PwC Product Owner - Cloud Provisioning (Remote) in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Specialty/Competency: IFS - Information Technology (IT)
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. You’ll focus on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing both client and internal facing applications within PwC, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for the Firm to drive strategic business growth.
Our Information Technology Development team helps develop and supports internal information technology systems and applications for use by all staff levels. You’ll help our team develop programmes and applications that cater to PwC’s strategic technology needs using your knowledge of technical domains of application.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
A career in PwC Technology will provide you with the opportunity to support our business by building solutions that enable our people to work more efficiently, innovate, and deliver services to our clients. As a Product Owner, you will work closely with a team of multi-disciplined problem solvers, manage the product through its life cycle, and will be accountable for the product teams to plan, sequence, and decompose work, aligning sprint outcomes to requirements, and escalating as needed.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
High School Diploma
Minimum Years of Experience :
4 year(s) in Product Management and/or Product Development.
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
Preferred Fields of Study :
Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Within PwC Technology’s CTO pillar, the Product Owner will own or lead the evolution of one or multiple products to meet our internal customer and stakeholder needs.
The applicant should have 4+ years of experience in product management and/or product delivery as a product owner for a customer portal or similar technology product. Experience in cloud infrastructure or cloud services is preferred, as the customer portal will provide our internal customers access to cloud services. Technical expertise in the areas of user experience (UX), scaled agile delivery, microservices architecture, and APIs is recommended for this role.
Key success factors for this role include the ability to independently work with and manage expectations of stakeholders, plan/sequence work items and dependencies to deliver incremental value in collaboration with the product, architecture, and engineering teams, validate whether user stories reflect requirements, and provide quality assurance over delivery activities to assess release readiness and definition of done/acceptance criteria. The candidate should have a proven track record of delivering products with a customer-first mindset and launching software or services in partnership with engineering teams via agile development.
As such, the candidate should demonstrate extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:
Applying in-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology;
Translating product features into well-defined user stories and acceptance test criteria;
Owning, prioritizing, and maintaining the product backlog for assigned products;
Drafting and iterating user stories in the product backlog with the scrum team;
Managing epics, features, and user stories to be completed by delivery teams aligned to the product’s vision;
Collaborating with the Product Management team on roadmap prioritization;
Coordinating with the Scrum Master and Tech Lead on priorities, approach, and delivery, while driving alignment with delivery teams;
Aligning deliverables to business requirements and acceptance criteria;
Applying knowledge of user-centered design principles and a customer-first mindset;
Applying user experience (UX) design and product design to meet customer expectations;
Engaging in thoughtful, articulate, and persuasive verbal and written communication; and,
Applying analytics and reporting tools to articulate metrics, insights, and opportunities.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsmanager.