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SENIOR PRODUCT OWNER

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: 50021788HRSTS
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2019
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Job description
Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Product Owner who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Who We Are:
At Hitachi Rail STS, we help our customers solve the world's most complex mobility challenges.
We design, manufacture, test, install and commission solutions that meet the safety and management needs of freight, passenger and metro rail operators.
An international provider of turnkey services and solutions, we employ more than 4,300 people in 30 countries. We deliver innovations that answer society's challenges. With our talented teams and proven experience, we can inspire the world.
Accountabilities
  • Collaborate with product architect and engineering teams to translate customer requirements into user stories for the development teams to implement
  • Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation
  • Work with project managers and technical leads to determine scope and priorities for product development cycles
  • Work with development teams to ensure that they understand the vision for the product and are designing great features for our partners
  • Develop appropriately detailed specifications for product features so that they are clearly understood by the development teams
  • Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Act as an ambassador for the product internally and externally, and as the primary technical contact for queries related to the product
  • Work with key stakeholders across the company to ensure successful product releases


Job requirements
Required Skills/Knowledge
  • Prior experience as systems engineer, product owner, business analyst or software engineer for large software products
  • Must be able to demonstrate prior experience:
    • Eliciting information from multiple sources and creating requirements and/or working software for a solution that satisfies all inputs
    • Decomposing customer and internal systems specifications into software requirement specifications or working software
    • Acting as technical liaison with end-user clients during the development process
    • Knowledge of requirement management systems, software configuration management tools, and MS Office suite.
  • Experience working on cross-functional, collaborative, self- organizing and accountable teams in individual contributor and lead roles
  • Demonstrated proactive leadership
  • Able to present complex ideas concisely
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communicator/information sharer
  • Exceptional interviewing, probing, influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team builder, motivator, coach and trainer
  • Creative and innovative thinker
  • Excellent relationship and expectation management skills
  • Effectively manages multiple activities of varying complexities
  • Time/prioritization management skills
  • Flexible, comfortable with change
  • Effectively manages and can thrive with ambiguity
Desired Skills/ nowledge
  • Prior experience working with an engineering company
  • Prior experience working with a software company
  • Experience with Agile teams including Scrum and Kanban
  • Lean process implementation experience
  • Experience leading teams beyond the status-quo to higher levels of excellence and performance
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in engineering related field
Languages:
  • English Proficiency
Benefits:
Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.ansaldo-sts.com/en/careers
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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