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BMV Product Owner

Date Posted:  Aug 1, 2022
Requisition ID:  385741

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

The Product Owner is the member of the Agile team who serves as the Customer proxy responsible for working with BMV areas and other stakeholders—including other Product Owner’s—to define and prioritize user stories in the team backlog. In this role you will provide technical guidance and agile leadership related to software development. Focus will be on leading your agile team of Developers and Quality Assurance Analyst engineers supporting the development and deployment of new application functionality and break-fix deployment. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Employee professional development, application ownership and leadership for their team(s) and transformation journey. 
  • Make technical decisions to meet the design goals articulated in the product road map. 
  • Work as a technical support and liaison to designated ITD personnel to provide testing, support and feedback on enhancement requests and regular updates/releases; adhere to release schedules. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of subject matter expertise in functional area to bridge business requirements and IT solutions; provide technical direction and ensure compliance with best practice solutions. 
  • Review of functional, and non-functional test plans and user acceptance test plans/scenarios. 
  • Participation in testing of new features and functionality to ensure the delivered solution meets the business requirements.  
  • Solicit final customer acceptance of the delivered solution.   
  • Provide analytical support for critical corporate initiatives including business function support for system migrations and consolidations, significant business area process improvement projects and complex product installations. 
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the Scrum, Production Support, and other teams (as needed). 
  • Manage, build and maintain team backlog based on user value, time, other team dependencies and refined during iterations.
  • Review and reprioritize the backlog as part of the prep work for Iteration Planning, including coordination of dependencies with other Product Owner’s.  
  • Involvement with updating user story definition, providing the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates and sequencing.  
  • Assists in drafting the team’s specific objectives for the upcoming release(s)
  • Primary source for story detail, and priorities, and has the responsibility of accepting the final iteration plan. 
  • Primary responsibility for maintaining the user story flow through each iteration and during iteration planning.  
  • Collaborate with team to detail stories with acceptance criteria and acceptance tests.  
  • Play an essential role in the team demo, reviewing and accepting stories. 
  • Participate in the Iteration Retrospective 
  • Coordinates dependencies with other Product Owners occurring in weekly Product Owner sync meetings. 
  • Works across teams to define and implement improvement stories that will increase the velocity and quality. 
  • Establish timelines and product benchmarks. 
  • Ensure product aligns with company mission and goals 
  • Collaborate with various business teams to clarify requirements and business needs. 


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.   

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or Computer Science; additional relevant experience may suffice 
  • Two years’ experience in a Production Owner role, within the software development industry utilizing an agile development methodology, is desired. Also including process definition, management and monitoring, release management, web experience, database, XML, XSL and/or requirement definition is desired
  • Working knowledge of business functions and a successful history of solution implementation. 
  • History of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to understand and effectively communicate technical concepts in a compelling, persuasive manner to non-technical persons 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and able to quickly assess complex issues
  • Coaching, mentoring, and teaching skills 
  • Teamwork-focused/collaborative work style 
  • Demonstrate ability to work successfully on large and/or multiple projects 
  • Problem solving skills evidenced by demonstrated results in past positions 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks 
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization 
  • High proficient in using Windows Operations System and MS Office applications 
  • Proficient in Azure DevOps.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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