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Product Owner

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Location: CHICAGO, CHICAGO, United States
Job ID: 743999866099924HS
Date Posted: Dec 8, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Solutions
Company Name: Hitachi Solutions Ltd
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Company Description

Company Description

Hitachi Solutions is a global Microsoft solutions integrator passionate about developing and delivering industry-focused solutions that support our clients to deliver on their business transformation goals. Our industry focus, expertise, and intellectual property is what truly sets us apart. We have earned, and continue to maintain, a strategic relationship with Microsoft. Recognized for our achievements - teaming with our clients to deliver innovative digital solutions and services - is how we have achieved year after year recognition.

As their trusted advisor, we support our clients to deliver on their strategic business initiatives as they unify, automate, and modernize their data and operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their customer's experience. Our over 3,000 team members across 14 countries, and our 18 years of 100% focus on Microsoft technologies and business applications, is how we deliver excellence through expert services and industry-focused cloud solutions.

A part of Hitachi, Ltd., our company has a long and rich history of innovation, financial strength, and international presence of one of the world's largest companies. Since 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has been a leader in manufacturing innovative products and solutions that support industry and social infrastructure around the globe supported by 303,000 employees in over 100 countries and across 864 companies.

Job Description

This is a high-visibility, high-impact, full-time role in our Empower Product Group for professionals with a strong desire to drive product development, and to join a rapidly expanding a product organization. Technical acumen and domain experience in data engineering, Azure, SaaS, and Data Analytics and working within an Agile/Scrum delivery framework are strongly preferred.

Who you are:

Experienced. You have experience building solutions involving data or analytics in product management or similar roles. You have a strong background in enterprise software development using Agile/Scrum delivery methodologies.

Tactical. You comfortable taking strategic direction from Product Management via the Product Roadmap to tactically deliver high-value features to your customers.

Customer and user focused. You can put yourself in users' shoes and understand their needs. You listen closely to all avenues of feedback. You love to be the voice of the customer.

Passionate. You love the intersection of building software, deeply understanding customer needs, bringing products to market, and data science technologies. You have strong product and design instincts that inspire confidence.

Growth mindset. You enjoy learning new things and see challenges as growth opportunities. You excel at mastering technical products and being the go-to person in your domain.

Strong communicator. You are comfortable representing your team & product, presenting vision & priorities to internal stakeholders, customers, and partners. You enjoy speaking opportunities and have a proven experience presenting to large teams and leadership.

Data Enthusiast. You have a strong desire to help people manage and understand their data.

A Ruthless Prioritizer. You treat time as a team's most valuable asset.

Entrepreneurial. You solve problems for your customers while jumping on opportunities to strategically add new lines of business.


Execute. This means being constantly biased towards action, defining detailed requirements of the feature(s) to be built, and collaborating with the development team and product stakeholders to promptly deliver high-value features to end users.

Tactically owning the product backlog through regular refinements and prioritization meetings with the development team.

Works with Product Management to set ambitious but realistic goals, and productively challenges others to do the same.

Re-frames problems in outcome-oriented terms and identifies creative solutions that optimize speed-to-value while setting up for long-term sustainability.

Regularly identifies, experiments with, and implements new practices and processes that improve team performance.

Regularly reflects on and revises priorities to ensure optimal overall value delivery.

Demonstrates deep subject matter expertise in their product domain, acting as functional level lead for problem investigation and solution design. Understands adjacent product areas and associated business and technical integration dependencies and risks.

Uses objective decision-making frameworks with well-defined criteria for deciding among valid options, helping structure ambiguity and complexity into clear paths to decision making and forward progress.

Demonstrates subject matter expertise and thought leadership in their product and business domain, and advocates compellingly for their point of view.

Demonstrates sound, independent decision making in the areas of prioritization, trade-offs, upward/outward communication, expectation setting, etc.

Communicates effectively with stakeholders who may not be familiar with domain - can build frameworks to communicate complex ideas to unfamiliar audiences.

Proactively defines appropriate communication mechanisms, like reporting and status updates, for their domain and ensures follow-through.

Participates in the interview process and applies a consistently high bar with well-articulated feedback.



2+ years of Agile/Scrum product development experience is REQUIRED (as a scrum developer or product owner, for example)

1+ years of engineering exposure, either as a software engineer, site reliability engineer, data engineer, data architect, or data scientist is HIGHLY DESIRED

1+ years of data platform product experience, as a product owner is HIGHLY DESIRED

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) certification is HIGHLY DESIRED

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification is HIGHLY DESIRED

Additional Information



Please note: Although this is a Remote / Virtual / Work-From-Home career opportunity, candidates MUST reside, and be authorized to work without sponsorship, in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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