Sr. Technical Product Owner

Express Scripts   •  

Bloomington, MN

Industry: Healthcare IT


8 - 10 years

Posted 364 days ago


The Senior Technical Product Owner (Sr. TRO) uses specialized depth and experience to oversee the writing and modifying of complex technical functional requirements for a complex product – these are derived from the business requirements and form the foundation of what the engineers will code/implement in order to achieve business asks.


  • Collaborate with agile teams to build and manage new features and capabilities while delivering desired business impact.
  • While providing thought leadership to Program Governance activities such as prioritization and negotiating with stakeholders on backlog priorities.
  • Responsible for owning the technical roadmap and non-functional requirements for product. (e.g. page rendering times, how long it takes to log in, response on service calls)
  • Work with disparate business groups to optimize business and financial case for how technology will deliver their projects.
  • Create, evolve and communicate feature area specifications that form cohesive, iterative plans that align to the multi release vision.
  • Write Definition of Ready user stories and maintain groomed backlog for business stakeholder priorities, and incorporate architectural changes recommended by engineering into user stories.
  • Proactively resolve upstream dependencies and resolve conflict effectively across teams.
  • Advocate for process improvements through an understanding of the engineering lifecycle and previous experience.
  • Monitor and instrument products for business outcomes and tech product health.
  • Integrate and deploy tooling (e.g. Git and Jenkins) for team (place hold capacity)
  • Enable test automation (i.e. acceptance criteria should be clear, agreed upon and tests should be automated)
  • Focus on reducing tech debt when value can be measured in efficiency and quality metrics.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 8-12years relevant experience or Master’s degree and 6-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous coding experiencepreferred but not necessary.
  • Experience working in technology or in close engagement on component preferred.
  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field.
  • Knowledge of user experience and technical design essential.
  • Proven skill at balancing technical knowledge with business possibility and acumen.
  • High degree of comfort in fast-paced dynamic / ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with Compliance, IRM, Infrastructure, and Software Engineering.
  • Passionate member advocate with ability to identify and meet customer needs within agile framework.