Cambia Health Solutions

  • Product Owner II

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Product Management/Project Management
  • Overview

    Product Owner II

    Portland, OR


    The Product Owner represents the voice of the customer and is accountable for ensuring that a technology team delivers value to the business. The Product Owner is the person responsible for managing both the daily and strategic delivery of the technical solutions throughout Cambia and is the key day-to-day interface between the Product and Engineering teams. A Product Owner’s key responsibility is to convey the vision of the product to the engineering teams, to prioritize the teams backlog and to set direction for product releases and sprints.

    Responsibilities & Requirements


    • Experience in a business, information technology infrastructure or a software development area and experience working with business requirements, root cause analysis, creating software or business modeling.
    • Ability to articulate a clear product vision to the engineering team(s), to help ensure the successful and on-time delivery of products to market.
    • Proven success with analysis and implementation of medium-to-large scale technology delivery efforts.
    • Demonstrated ability to discover and describe the current state situation, understand strategic business goals, design and articulate future state, perform gap analysis and make recommendations to business leadership that meet goals and requirements.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand, translate and communicate technical and complex ideas and situations to a wide variety of audiences including clients, coworkers and management.
    • Experience with Business Analysis and Business Engineering methods including: data gathering and process mapping methodologies, gap analysis, business case development and presentation.
    • Demonstrated competency of various technologies which may include: application development languages and packages, client/server systems, security (firewalls/encryption products), web and application servers, and/or network and telephony infrastructure.
    • Ability to communicate with architectural abstractions and technical design patterns - including strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite specifically Excel, Visio and PowerPoint . Bonus for SharePoint; Excel Services, WorkFlow and other advanced features.
    • Knowledge of Agile methodology, project and product management best practices
    • Demonstrated excellent attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in parallel.
    • Ability to learn new technology concepts quickly.
    • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired.
    • Advanced experience in managing complex development efforts involving multiple engineering teams. Ability to prioritize work across teams and manage the interdependencies.
    • Experience with agile project management of large, cross functional initiatives.
    • Ability to work within and lead cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and/or complex projects and deadlines.
    • Strong sense of market priorities and ability to appropriately push back against group think that will negatively impact company position in market place or marketability of the portfolio.
    • Experience working with a cross-functional team across design, marketing, and engineering team to meet aggressive goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to dive deep in understanding the product, business, and market trends (including the competitive landscape
    • Ability to mentor other junior team members

    Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above:

    • The Product Owner II would have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field plus 6+ years of progressively responsibly industry experience or business analysis experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Required Licenses, Certifications, Registration, Etc.

    Not required, but highly valued:  

    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) via Scrum Alliance
    • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) via
    • SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner with PMPO Certification
    • IEEE Computer Society Scrum Product Owner Certification
    • Scrum Product Owner Accredited Certification by the International Scrum Institute

    General Functions and Outcomes

    • Represents the voice of the customer and is accountable for ensuring that a development team delivers value to the business.
    • Leads technology/development efforts by describing vision, outlining work in the team backlog, and prioritizing it based on business value. The team itself has the cross- functional skills to do the actual work (analysis, design, develop, test, technical communication, document, etc.).
    • Determines which features of a product are most important, when they are developed, etc. using information from leadership stakeholders responsible for any and all functions.
    • Analyzes and/or creates requirements for improving or replacing manual or computerized systems and procedures to meet user needs and to achieve greater corporate operating efficiency.
    • Reads and creates complex structured specifications such as Use Cases, Story Boards, Cucumber scenarios and any other formal methods.
    • Reads, understands, and creates complex technical documents including logical data models. Uses multiple methodologies appropriately (RUP and Agile) for complex size work efforts and can contribute to the maturity and growth of the Cambia Solutions Lifecycle.
    • Sets objectives and goals, breaks down concepts into manageable achievable steps, and assesses risks and problems.
    • Provides estimates for large and complex size work efforts increasing accuracy of the estimate as work effort progresses.
    • Negotiates with team on technical debt and evaluates solution to meet the need of the business.
    • Participates in projects as a team member, and/or makes significant contributions to team effectiveness by improving the methodology, tools, and/or internal processes.
    • Is responsible for accepting user stories and confirming completeness.
    • Involved in high priority projects by managing projects from inception to execution within agreed upon time frames.
    • Manages the backlogs for multiple products or delivery teams.
    • Maintains a release roadmap.
    • Anticipates bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
    • Identifies, assesses, tracks and mitigates issues and risks at multiple levels.
    • Has additional skills in business analysis and/or business architecture.
    • Mentors more junior staff


    Work Environment

    • No unusual working conditions.
    • Work primarily performed in an office environment.

    About Us

    At Cambia, we advocate for transforming the health care system. You aren’t satisfied with the status quo and neither are we. We're looking for individuals who are as passionate as we are about transforming the way people experience health care. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A drug screen and background check is required.


    Cambia’s portfolio of companies spans health care information technology and software development; retail health care; health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands; pharmacy benefit management; life, disability, dental, vision and other lines of protection; alternative solutions to health care access; and free-standing health and wellness solutions.

    We have over a century of experience in developing and providing health solutions to serve our members. We had our beginnings in the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest as innovators in helping workers afford health care. That pioneering spirit has kept us at the forefront as we build new avenues to improve access to and quality of health care for the future.


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