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PRODUCT OWNER, CAT DIGITAL

| Chicago

JOB DESCRIPTION

Description

Caterpillar is investing in our digital future, and we’re looking for talented and motivated Product Owner to help build a world class platform to host a wide range of applications.

 

Job Purpose:

The Product Owner works as a member of a Scrum Team to help maximize the value of the product and the work of the Scrum System integration test and performance teams.  The Product Owner works intimately with the Scrum Master, Development Team, System integration and performance teams.  The Product Owner’s primary task is to create and manage the Product Backlog for system integration testing and performance team and to ensure everyone knows the priorities of the Product Backlog.  The Product Owner is empowered to make all decisions regarding the Product Backlog.  The Product Owner is typically the individual closest to the business side of the project. 

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

 

  • Responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the system integration test and performance Team
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog according to business value for the life of the project
  • Work with different product owners to develop system integration and performance requirements with SLA defined
  • Develops test data management strategy requirements to build system integration use cases and performance test scenarios.
  • Communicate Product Backlog priorities to the team
  • Act as the key decision-maker regarding what system integration and performance team should test
  • Responsible for the vision of what is to be tested, and conveying that vision to the team
  • Assists with the elaboration of epics, themes and features into user stories that are small enough, or granular enough, to be achieved in a single sprint
  • Responsible for conveying the vision and goals at the beginning of every sprint
  • Work closely with key stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Responsible for making decisions on release dates and content
  • Represent the customer, interfacing and engaging with the customer
  • Participate in Daily Scrum as needed
  • Participate in Sprint Planning meetings, Reveals and Retrospectives
  • Inspect the product progress at the end of every Sprint and accept or reject the work that has been done by the system integration and performance Team
  • Act as the voice of the team, communicating status externally
  • Be a good role model of Scrum values; understand the framework and the roles of each team member
  • Be a champion for the agile community and help to further the community within the organization

 

Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

 

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

 

  • Position requires a four year degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3+ years of experience as a product manager
  • 3+ years of experience leading a technical team while simultaneously managing multiple projects
  • 1+ years of experience with the Agile methodology

 

 

Top candidates will also have:

 

  • Product Owner certification (CSPO from Scrum Alliance)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate appropriately to ensure a team’s success
  • Domain expert in business applications
  • Strong accountability planning/organization, and teamwork
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to deal with sensitive, emotional or potentially controversial situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience managing projects using Agile software tools such as Mingle, VSTS, JIRA, Team Services, Rally
  • Experience working with onshore/offshore team model
  • Demonstrated ability to empower teams
  • Strong accountability, teamwork, and interpersonal skills, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of SDLC and demonstrated experience employing SDLC in aspects of the project management process
  • Background in Information Technology
  • Good knowledge of Caterpillar policies, standards, procedures, and a broad understanding of Caterpillar’s organization policies, standards, procedures, and a broad understanding of Caterpillar’s organization
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Amazon Web ServicesFrameworks
    • AWS ElasticSearchFrameworks
    • AWS Code PipelineFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • ApigeeFrameworks
    • FlinkFrameworks
    • AkkaFrameworks
    • Amazon ECSFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • RDSDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

In the heart of Chicago's lively West Loop area, we have easy access to public transport, great bars and restaurants, and an awesome office roof deck.

What are Cat Digital Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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