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Product Owner - SAfe

Primary Location: Hartford, CT
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford
Successful candidate will join the Strategic Programs Team working on various regulatory projects that will be rolled out within a multi-year program. Candidate will lead the implementation of functionality in support of recent CMS and ONC proposed rules and standards. You will work in a highly collaborative environment. You will implement product vision & product development with a clear focus on regulatory, customer and end-user needs. This role will fulfill the development team’s need for product direction and a core component is understanding the detail of the recent legislations. The selected candidate will work with the team to develop or improve the seamless exchanges of claim, provider and clinical data in healthcare.

Length of project may run multiple years in duration.

Fundamental Components:
• Develops and implements strategic business plan to achieve business goals.
• Proactively leads a program and/or most complex projects by setting strategic direction.
• Identifies gaps and recommends enhancements related to new and/or existing products, services and workflows based on broad view of the organization.
• Collaborates and partners with other functional managers, other business areas across/within segments or other business areas to ensure all workflow processes and interdependencies are identified and addressed.
• Consults with constituents (these may be internal and/or external) to scope/define project.
• Influences change in order to improve performance results, organization effectiveness and/or systems/quality/services.
• Participates in the financial analysis for complex projects or supports this work as it relates to program management.
• Collaboratively works across multiple functions and /or segments to obtain agreement from all impacted parties (e.g., up and downstream effects often impact multiple functions and/or segments.
• Responsible for development and implementation of new ideas that supports work/team.
• Cross function/segment group facilitation/presentation.
• Leads all project and/or program management work including monitoring and tracking of progress and status update communications.
• Responsible for resource utilization within and across work teams.
• Responsible for the financial implications of projects and/or program budgets.
• Assists others to identify solutions to issues that negatively impact program and/or project plan.
• Exhibits Bus Project Program Manager Behaviors

Background Experience:
The desired candidate will have solid proven experience as a product owner in a SAFE Agile environment. Claim, Clinical, Provider and Pricing knowledge is preferred and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The role may also require process mapping and discovery activities in order to understand the business workflow and concerns.

Additional Job Information:
  • Preparation and participation in release planning
    • Own the team backlog
    • Contribute to program vision and roadmap
    • Key stakeholder in story definition assisting the team with clarification, estimates, story sequencing and team objectives for program increments
  • Sprint execution including Backlog Refinement and Iteration Planning.
  • Manage communications and relationships with diverse stakeholders, ranging from Product Managers, Project Managers, developers, designers, QA engineers, architects, requirements analysts, customer satisfaction staff
Work with the customer to ensure their needs are met in the design process, training and rollout

Required Skills:
Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Creating Accountability, Leadership - Driving a Culture of Compliance

Functional Skills:
Leadership - Lead a major change effortùculture change, Lega - Compliance - state/federal legislation implementation, Project Management - Enterprise-wide project management

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
10 - 25%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
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