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Product Owner (Corporate Law)

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PTS Advance is seeking a qualified Product owner to work for our Oil & Gas client in San Ramon, CA.

The Product Owner for the Data and Insights team is responsible for managing the team backlog informing the delivery teams' priorities, establishing customer insight groups and communicating with customers, business managers, and others to ensure product vision is aligned with business objectives, understanding and anticipating business needs to effectively guide the product development process and collaborating frequently with development teams to provide business insight.


The Law function is looking for a product owner who is passionate about data, is comfortable with managing and making decisions with competing priorities and is ready to have some fun and lead the platform through delivering competitive advantage to the company.

Schedule is hybrid, 2 days in office and 3 days virtual. 9/80 schedule, core hours of 9am - 3pm so can start earlier or end later to get the full hours.

This role has 4 areas of responsibility:


Primary partner for the Law platform

  • Engage with customers and/or business partners to understand specific needs, key dependencies and define the implementation plans supporting vision and roadmaps.
  • Works with the D&I product manager (PM) to maintain alignment with broader product and platform strategy
  • Works with PMs, architects and development teams to understand and maintain alignment with business capabilities
  • Works with scrum master (SM) to ensure the team employs and adopts agile practices to enable quality delivery and increase the flow of value
  • Works with product owners (PO) for other value delivery teams where there are dependencies
  • Partners with vendors and managed service providers (MSP) to maximize value delivery where possible.
  • Works with SM and release train engineer (RTE) to propose changes to improve value delivery and presents tradeoffs to PM


-Strategic Planning

  • Acts as the voice of the customer to inform value delivery and sprint prioritization
  • Plans 3 program increments (PIs) out
  • Responsible for one or more business capabilities
  • Defines and responsible for short term product vision, product roadmap and application rationalization opportunities
  • Reviews features for strategic fit and understanding


Value Delivery Planning

  • Collaborate with primary partners and leverage domain knowledge to identify acceptance criteria, stakeholders, and desired outcomes for features
  • Accountable for prioritizing the user story backlog
  • Guides and understands user stories as well as their value drivers
  • Responsible for reviewing features that come into the Data and Insights product line, collaborates with delivery team and PM to scope and define features


Value Delivery Execution

  • Communicates change and ensures proper messaging to users and stakeholders
  • Shares responsibility with the agile team for product delivery against PI objectives
  • Initial point of escalation to remove value delivery barriers
  • Works with the D&I PM, architect, dev teams and MSP to ensure reliability and SLA performance


Align and Inspire - Able to weave competing priorities, attitudes, and opinions into an aligned, and common vision. Encourages and emulates, creative, outside the box thinking to elevate initiatives. Customer obsessed. Inspires the team to action, through levity, fun, and space for innovation.


Build Relationships - Strategically partners and builds new relationships internally and externally to drive value creation and outcomes. Fosters positive teaming environment and works effectively with diverse stakeholders and cultures across organizational boundaries and levels. Promotes and demonstrates healthy debate and role courage, with continuous improvement mindset.


Digital Acumen - Experience identifying data enablement opportunities to create business value aligned with platform and business goals. Business, Law platform, and industry acumen to effectively weigh values and trade-offs for technology decisions. Understands company's data landscape complexity and the platform model, intent and aspirations. Aware of data analytics and data science capabilities to articulate the potential of opportunities. Experience with ServiceNow's Legal Service Delivery module and iManage a plus.


Deliver Results - Translates business strategy to action and comfortably navigates through ambiguity and competing priorities to deliver opportunities. Effective working and delivering within a scrum team. Proven track record of delivering results leveraging data or data related initiatives. Strong Agile experience with rapid decision making and iterative product development.


Professional Skills Required:

* Effective communication with both business and IT development personnel

* Leadership abilities to drive and communicate deliverables

* Strong network building capabilities within the business

* Experience in product management, including backlog management and feature writing

* An inquisitive nature with a desire to learn new things


Technical Skills Required:

* BS degree is required