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Product Owner
Ontario, California  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on July 29, 2021
Job Id #48596 Posted June 24, 2021

Job Summary:

  • Our Enterprise Application Services team provides critical enabling technology solutions for NAMM Californias mission to redefine healthcare management through improved quality and efficient delivery of care.
  • As a Product Owner, you will be part of a fast-paced multifunctional Scrum team working to continuously refine and expand an innovative software product portfolio that offers a broad range of management services to healthcare providers.
  • We are looking for an imaginative self-starter with a passion for healthcare and great software, and a record of driving the evolution of software products through iterative cycles of discovery, definition, development, launch, and post-release support.
  • Only motivated problem solvers willing to take the initiative and demonstrate consistent follow-through need apply.
  • Qualified candidates will have experience closely collaborating with end-users, clients, business systems analysts, developers, designers, and stakeholders at all levels of the business to ensure that detailed software designs and requirements meet the needs of internal and external users.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the realization of high-value capabilities for specific products
  • Own, prioritize, and maintain the product backlog, including definition of features, user stories, and acceptance criteria
  • Serve as the voice of the user to the delivery team by representing the users perspective throughout the product realization cycle
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of designers, business systems analysts, developers, testers and others to develop and execute against product roadmaps and release plans
  • Continuously and transparently interact with internal business stakeholders to prioritize the product backlog and communicate the status of development efforts via product demos, release plans, and other means
  • Define, prioritize, and drive realization of a specific product vision
  • Act as the subject matter expert for assigned products
  • Break down epics into features and stories that are consumable and testable by a delivery team
  • Collaborate with user experience (UX) professionals in usability testing and the development of the user interface
  • Assess and prioritize the impact of defects, including providing key input on the decisions to fix or defer
  • Review, accept, and prioritize feedback and new requirements from product stakeholders
  • Ensure that Scrum team deliverables meet agreed upon standards for quality and non-functional requirements, and that the product meets the stated business need
  • Review output of development to ensure specified acceptance criteria have been met
  • Work with technical writers to generate user documentation
  • Assist customer support teams, and develop and implement training and communication materials that allow customers to understand the product and changes made to it

Job Specifications: Education/ Experience:

  • Four-year degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with a range of business areas related to healthcare delivery (e.g., medical management, transaction services, network operations, RAF and coding, marketing, accounting, finance)
  • Minimum 3 years working as a Product Owner, Business Systems Analyst, or other relevant role in a digital product delivery environment
  • Experience working as a Product Owner in an Agile software development environment with a track record of delivering multiple successful products to production is highly preferred
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or similar certification a plus


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Diplomatic with strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Relatable public speaker with effective presentation skills
  • Capable of accurately translating business requirements into user stories that are readily understandable by technical delivery teams
  • Proficiency with work item and defect tracking management systems (e.g., Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps, Jira, Rally, etc.)
  • Proficiency with Visio, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


  • Engaged learner with the ability to quickly absorb and understand complex information
  • Strong attention to detail and track record of producing quality work
  • Team player with a great work ethic
  • Comfortable pushing management and delivery teams to decisions, and willing to push back for information and answers
  • Ability to quickly identify and communicate product delivery risks
  • Self-motivated and able to perform without significant supervision

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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