PwC PwC Tech - Technical Product Owner - Cloud Customer Portal (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 Senior 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:
Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
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 :
6 year(s) in Product Management and/or Product Development.
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
Preferred Fields of Study :
Information Technology, Computer Systems Analysis, Management Information Systems
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Within PwC Technology’s CTO pillar, the senior Product Owner will own or lead the evolution of one or multiple products to meet our internal customer and stakeholder needs.
Key success factors for this role include the ability to independently work with and manage expectations of stakeholders, sequence work items and dependencies to deliver incremental value in collaboration with the product teams, validate whether user stories reflect requirements, and provide quality assurance over delivery activities to assess definition of done against acceptance criteria. The applicant should have 6+ years of product management or product development experience, with a proven track record of delivering products with a customer-first mindset, emphasizing 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;
Applying knowledge of cloud infrastructure, microservices architecture, application programming interfaces (APIs), and enterprise cloud provider capabilities (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP);
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.
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