Product Owner

Philadelphia, PA | Freelance | Job ID #59901 |

National Health Client is seeking a Product Owner to join them for a long term contract engagement with the potential to convert to full time perm.

  • User Story Development
  • Works with product management and stakeholders to align on business value, problem
  • Provides subject matter expertise – explaining product vision and user stories to the team to ensure requirements are understood and customer value is delivered
  • Collaborates with development team to elaborate and define technical learnings into refined and prioritized backlog items that align to Iteration Objectives
  • Responsible for defining and prioritizing stories that will increase velocity and quality of the program
  • Responsible for assuring a level of quality has been achieved by validating that the Story meets acceptance criteria and has met acceptance tests. Approves stories as complete
  • Responsible to update product management on Story status to align on delivery expectations
  • Team Backlog Ownership/Prioritization
  • Responsible for building, prioritizing, monitoring/editing, and maintaining the flow of Team Backlog to ensure the delivery of the customer satisfaction and business value
  • Sets the runway for early business value and customer impact by determining sequencing of sprint planning
  • Leads the team in identifying dependencies and tradeoffs as well as problem solving risks that may appear in the Team Backlog
  • Program Increment Planning
  • Partner with Product Management, who is responsible for the Program Backlog, to assist in preparing for the Program Increment (PI) Planning meeting
  • Identify the potential enablers and spikes for discussion in the Program Increment
  • Drafts the team’s objectives and defines features for the Program Increment session
  • Collaborates with the team to produce the PI system demo and the Product Owner presents it to program stakeholders
  • Maintain Conceptual and Technical Integrity of Features/Components
  • Partner with design function to consider usability testing and end-user feedback to ensure product will address and resolve user pain points
  • Provide architecture and development teams sufficiently detailed feedback on user stories and product vision to ensure the team maintains the technical integrity of features / functionality


  • 3+ years of Product Owner experience
  • 3+ year of experience with technical & communication skills and ability to execute on product vision and direction
  • Experience working with engineering and UX teams to build Customer Facing Applications , Ecommerce
  • Experience with Salesforce is a plus
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum required. SAFe a plus
  • Experience in healthcare / Medicare insurance

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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