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Caterpillar, Inc. Digital Product Owner, Cat Digital in United States

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Job Description:

The Digital Product Owner works as a member of our Product Information Master (PIM) Scrum Team within the Digital Marketing division to help maximize the value of the product and the work of the Scrum Development Team.

Job Related Statistics

  • Responsible for small projects, with moderate complexity, of less value to the organization.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

The Product Owner works intimately with the Scrum Master and the Development Team with the primary task of creating and managing the Product Backlog and to ensure everyone knows the priorities.

  • Responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team

  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog according to business value for the life of the project

  • Communicate Product Backlog priorities to the team

  • Act as the key decision-maker regarding what features the product will have

  • Responsible for the vision of what is to be built, 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 Development 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree preferably in computer science, information systems, marketing, communications, engineering or related field

  • 3+ years’ experience working as a product owner

  • 3+ years of experience leading a technical team while simultaneously managing multiple projects

  • 3+ years of experience with the Agile methodology

Top candidates will also possess these Qualifications

  • Experience designing, developing, deploying and maintaining Informatica PIM Suite (P360, IDQ, Active VOS, BPM and Supplier Portal)

  • Prior experience creating end-to-end specifications for PIM solutions

  • History of leading project team members through the activities required to implement Informatica P360 platform capabilities.

  • Perform troubleshooting on ETLs and related components

  • Experience in profiling and cleansing product data

  • Should have experience on Supplier Portal, Audit Trail

  • Should have functional integration knowledge on batch/message/real using ESB tools

  • Datastores such as Aurora PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Oracle

  • Developing software applications using relational (Oracle) and Nosql databases

  • Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops, Confluence, etc.

  • At least three plus years of deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.

  • Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs in XML and JSON format

  • Good understanding of JavaScript and Spring Boot

  • Hands on experience with API tools such as Swagger, Postman, and Assertible

  • Hands on experience with testing tools such as Azure and their integration into CI/CD pipelines

  • Informatica P360 PIM Certification is recommended

  • Product Owner certification (CSPO from Scrum Alliance)

  • 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 to ensure success

  • Strong accountability, teamwork, and interpersonal skills, and communication skills to deal with sensitive, emotional or potentially controversial situations.

  • 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

This position has the option to be based out of either our Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL or Dallas, TX offices with flexibility for partial remote work from home when we return to office.

Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.