Agile Product Owner Senior Advisor at Cigna

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Job Description:

Product Owner, Senior Advisor

Role Summary

As a member of the Digital Product Team, you will join a team transforming health care and health services for over 170M people worldwide. Our product team is constantly innovating and expanding into new verticals and capabilities, while building and maintaining some of the best-in-class healthcare brands and products on the market. As a product owner, you will lead, directly or indirectly, a cross-functional team of technologists including strategist, designers, researchers, content strategists, analysts, and other digital experts to deliver impactful digital solutions that transform health and vitality for those we serve. This position will report to the Digital Consumer Product Senior Manager.

The product owner understands business and technology objectives, communicates the product vision and roadmap, and prioritizes and translates needs into requirements to ensure that expected outcomes are achieved. This role would be focused on leading a team to build a platform agnostic, reusable, composable features across desktop and mobile web as well as mobile apps.

You'll partner with and influence all facets of the business including compliance, audit, risk, legal, cyber, sales, marketing, and operations to drive bold strategies that define the trajectory of our user experience while shaping our product culture. You will remove roadblocks and act as a leader who puts team(s) above self to enable the delivery of truly differentiated digital products and experiences to the market, unlocking value for end users, clients, and our business alike.

About You:

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience managing software products through launch and iteration.

  • Human Centered: You extract non-obvious customer needs, synthesize research to gain a deep understanding and narrow definition of a problem. You show empathy for everyone you interact with, from partners to clients and users.

  • Business Acumen: You help the business understand what levers within technology they can or should pull in pursuit of outcomes against business strategy. You can seamlessly change your communication style depending on your audience.

  • Technology Driven: you have experience working with Agile development teams building high-quality consumer products.

  • Leadership: You build strong relationships, manage expectations, and effectively communicate product updates and progress.

  • People Focused: Developing others is one of your highest callings. You mentor others, create great team connectivity and conditions for team success, and you share best practices. You can facilitate difficult discussions and prioritization of competing interests, managing both strategic and tactical interests.

  • Driver: you create, flex, and evangelize a roadmap.

  • Growth Mindset: You lead with curiosity, are open to feedback, are open to (and encourage) failing fast, and know you've never learned it all. Demonstrated experience incubating new ideas.

  • Stra-tactical: While focused on delivery, you are sharing back with your strategy partners what you are seeing "on the ground" to help influence roadmaps, changes in product/feature direction.

What You'll Achieve:

  • Put into practice problem-solving and analytical skills, including experience interpreting data, sometimes with limited context and direction.

  • Drive the day-to-day tactical execution of product development as part of a team made up of engineering, design, and product.

  • Lead backlog refinement sessions to maintain a consistently up-to-date, prioritized backlog of clearly defined features/stories.

  • Translate problem statements and solution hypotheses into user stories or other forms of requirements, ensuring clear acceptance criteria and measurable success metrics.

  • Proactively identify and resolve blockers (including technical and resourcing) to achieve product business objectives.

  • Communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing.

  • Continually build your product, technical, and industry knowledge.

  • Contribute to cross-functional stakeholder problem solving with engineering and architecture to develop the best solution options.

  • Ensure product performance by regularly monitoring and sharing key metrics as a checkpoint to validate outcomes.

  • Ensure technology needs and product health are addressed regularly, ensuring that you are not creating tech debt by only focusing on feature enhancements.

  • Mentor new POs and share best practices with the product team.

  • Write definition-of-ready user stories, and incorporate changes recommended by engineering and design.

  • Leverage agility tools (e.g., Jira) and implement strategies to optimize team performance and achieve overall department objectives (e.g., manage story aging, manage WIP, epic size/throughput, etc.).

  • Ensure the team's work creates iterative value by supporting the completion of MVPs/Epics in collaboration with teams across the broad organization.

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of 109,500 - 182,500 USD / yearly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That's why you'll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you'll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna Group .

About The Cigna Group

Doing something meaningful starts with a simple decision, a commitment to changing lives. At The Cigna Group, we're dedicated to improving the health and vitality of those we serve. Through our divisions Cigna Healthcare and Evernorth Health Services, we are committed to enhancing the lives of our clients, customers and patients. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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