Director, Product Owner 1st Party Casualty

| Chicago

Job Description Summary

This newly created position will lead the Casualty 1st Party Product Owner team, working in tandem with a product development lead, quality assurance, development operations, and content development group. As a member of the Casualty technology leadership team, this person will lead the analysis of product requirements and market needs to drive efficient prioritization and implementation. Responsible for key quality outcomes through product testing and validation. You'll also work with the existing development teams to ensure scope definition, integrations, and adherence to enterprise requirements.

Job Duties

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate closely with Product management and Product development to take projects from early business requirements to rapidly create and validate a product vision
  • Collaborate with Product Management team to support priorities from the product road map
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders at the executive level to elicit customer feedback and understand priorities
  • Prioritize development enhancements and product requests by making smart, decisive trade offs using data-driven analysis and sound judgment
  • Create product development plan
  • Develop estimates for business cases for new product features or significant product enhancements including: proposed solution, effort, costs, and execution plan
  • Work with Quality team to ensure non-functional, behavioral and functional requirements meet our standards
  • Interpret results of analysis, prepare and present outcomes to senior leadership.
  • Identify gaps in tools and processes, and work collaboratively to resolve.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve data issues, working with IT Operations and other areas as needed.
  • Participate in quarterly and yearly reviews
  • Review work of peers to ensure high quality and effectiveness.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to peers and team members.
  • Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of software development in the Casualty insurance industry
  • At least 10 years of people leadership experience
  • 12+ years software systems development and analysis experience
  • Proven experience interfacing with internal-cross functional teams
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle
  • Excellent written communication skills - documentation, presentations, and flowchart
  • Excellent verbal communication skills – business partners, internal customers, senior management, business analysts, developers and other cross functional teams
  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Ability to travel up to once per month
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Location

Two city blocks and twenty-five stories of innovation and culture. theMART is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago’s history as an innovator in tech

An Insider's view of CCC

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've been here 5 years, and I learn something new everyday. I have the opportunity to grow my skill set, the flexibility to spend time with my family, and the support to accomplish my professional goals.

Prasanthi

Senior Manager, Quality Assurance

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Austin and Chicago are both driving innovation and expanding into new technology. Regardless of location, both offices embrace collaboration and a desire to be one team. When needed, employees make trips between offices or use video-conferencing technology to make our interactions feel personal and authentic

Shelly

Vice President of Telematics

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started as an intern at CCC, I was trusted to work with extraordinary technology. Now, as a DevOps Manager, I get to work on those technologies and new ones with other pioneers - that type of innovation ignites my creativity.

Amin

Manager, DevOps

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our teams are technically adept and highly capable. Equally, if not more importantly, they have a passion and desire to learn. We're not satisfied just cranking out code, there is a strong desire to learn about our customers and be creative

John

Director, Product Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Employees get to learn about multiple products across our entire customer base. This allows employees to figure out what area aligns best with their strengths and interests, and where they are looking to grow.

Susanne

Manager, Operations

What are CCC Perks + Benefits

CCC Benefits Overview

Perks are fun, but they should also be highly functional. So we offer more than just free coffee and gym membership benefits (though we've got those, too). We offer comprehensive and well thought-out benefits for your health, happiness and bank account.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
CCC's Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) help employees cover out-of-pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions for medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
CCC provides short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
CCC provides two dental plans with Aetna, PPO and DMO.
Vision Benefits
CCC provides two vision plans with VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
CCC offers four medical plans offered through BCBSIL (PPO, Health Savings Account [HSA], Health Care Account [HCA], and Kaiser Permanente HMO.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
CCC's wellness programs includes bio-metric screenings, financial wellness, and weight loss programs. All of these are provided free of charge.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
CCC offers ROTH and/or pre-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
CCC allows employees to work remotely pending their team and manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
CCC Employees host their own Happy Hours once a month where the entire Chicago office is invited. We have monthly themes along with beverages, snacks, and sometimes games for everyone to enjoy
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
CCC offers tuition reimbursement to an accredited academic institution for all full-time employees up to $5,250 annually.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We know that investing in employee development is crucial. Employees have access to the CCC Learning Academy. The CCC Learning Academy was created as an internal platform for you as an employee. You come here to learn new skills such as time management, cooking, financing a home or career and business development. We empower our employees to learn within these four walls, but then go out and collaborate on these ideas with friends and family

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