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Enterprise Product Owner III (Provider Services)

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Employment type: Regular
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Categories: Project Management

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company with a solid foundation; our sights are set on reinventing what health care can and should be. As the industry rapidly evolves and we seek ways to optimize business processes and customer experiences, there’s no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us.

Our employees champion change and are inspired to transform the communities we serve every day. As a member of “the Blues Crew,” you’ll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career. Learn more about our culture and what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting

As a part of the Provider Services team, the Enterprise Product Owner will use operational experience and strategic planning expertise to guide initiatives to maximize the business value delivered by the team. The Enterprise Product Owner possesses an in-depth knowledge of the vision, goals and desired objectives of the initiatives and acts as the first authority for decisions regarding business value and functionality for all the work done by the team. The Enterprise Product Owner works to establish the vision, set prioritization, eliminate obstacles, maximize the ROI and is the voice of the stakeholders and sponsors. The Enterprise Product Owner is a leader in the team's leadership triangle; a servant leader, effective communicator and accountable to the team.

What you'll do:

  • Works as the Product Owner for a stable team to convey the vision and maximize the business value delivered by the team. Acts as a fully integrated team member.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning and concept development of a product.
  • Is always accessible and participates proactively and constantly in team activities including release planning, sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews/demos, retrospective and other scrum-related meetings.
  • Responsible for representing the customer and balancing the stakeholder's expectations and interests across the enterprise. Leads the demos and represents the team at Enterprise Scrum of Scrums.
  • Defines Acceptance Criteria and "done"for the team. Accepts or rejects work. Creates, grooms and prioritizes the backlog.
  • Participates in the Product Owner Community of Practice.
  • Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency and promote continuous improvement.
  • Manage projects with a high level of unknowns and scope that lead to a large increase in complexity.
  • Mentor level II and I product owners

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Bachelors Degree is required and experience leading the translation of software features into technical requirements (Features) following Agile Scrum based Software development.
  • Business process experiences in marketing, or product management, or operations (Enrollment, Finance, Customer Service, Claims, etc)
  • Software release planning and execution experience in application development or business system analysis.
  • Project management experience, preferably using an agile/scrum based methodology.
  • Program stakeholder management.  
  • Demonstrated servant leadership and coaching skills

The strongest candidates for this position will also possess:

  • Experiences in training/facilitation is preferred.
  • CSPO or CSM certification desired.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans



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