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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0006194
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated 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.

•    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


Required Skills/ Knowledge

•    Over 3 years of applicable experience
•    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/ Knowledge
•   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 / Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience


English Proficiency

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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