Caterpillar, Inc. Digital Product Owner, Cat Digital in Peoria, Illinois
The Digital Product Owner works as a member of our Product Information Master (PIM) Scrum Team within the Digital Marketing division to help maximize the value of the product and the work of the Scrum Development Team.
Job Related Statistics
- Responsible for small projects, with moderate complexity, of less value to the organization.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include but not limited to:
The Product Owner works intimately with the Scrum Master and the Development Team with the primary task of creating and managing the Product Backlog and to ensure everyone knows the priorities.
Responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team
Responsible for creating, maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog according to business value for the life of the project
Communicate Product Backlog priorities to the team
Act as the key decision-maker regarding what features the product will have
Responsible for the vision of what is to be built, and conveying that vision to the team
Assists with the elaboration of epics, themes and features into user stories that are small enough, or granular enough, to be achieved in a single sprint
Responsible for conveying the vision and goals at the beginning of every sprint
Work closely with key stakeholders throughout the organization
Responsible for making decisions on release dates and content
Represent the customer, interfacing and engaging with the customer
Participate in Daily Scrum as needed
Participate in Sprint Planning meetings, Reveals and Retrospectives
Inspect the product progress at the end of every Sprint and accept or reject the work that has been done by the Development Team
Act as the voice of the team, communicating status externally
Be a good role model of Scrum values; understand the framework and the roles of each team member
Be a champion for the agile community and help to further the community within the organization
Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.
Four-year Bachelor’s degree preferably in computer science, information systems, marketing, communications, engineering or related field
3+ years’ experience working as a product owner
3+ years of experience leading a technical team while simultaneously managing multiple projects
3+ years of experience with the Agile methodology
Top candidates will also possess these Qualifications
Experience designing, developing, deploying and maintaining Informatica PIM Suite (P360, IDQ, Active VOS, BPM and Supplier Portal)
Prior experience creating end-to-end specifications for PIM solutions
History of leading project team members through the activities required to implement Informatica P360 platform capabilities.
Perform troubleshooting on ETLs and related components
Experience in profiling and cleansing product data
Should have experience on Supplier Portal, Audit Trail
Should have functional integration knowledge on batch/message/real using ESB tools
Datastores such as Aurora PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Oracle
Developing software applications using relational (Oracle) and Nosql databases
Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops, Confluence, etc.
At least three plus years of deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.
Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs in XML and JSON format
Hands on experience with API tools such as Swagger, Postman, and Assertible
Hands on experience with testing tools such as Azure and their integration into CI/CD pipelines
Informatica P360 PIM Certification is recommended
Product Owner certification (CSPO from Scrum Alliance)
Experience managing projects using Agile software tools such as Mingle, VSTS, JIRA, Team Services, Rally
Experience working with onshore/offshore team model
Demonstrated ability to empower teams to ensure success
Strong accountability, teamwork, and interpersonal skills, and communication skills to deal with sensitive, emotional or potentially controversial situations.
Knowledge of SDLC and demonstrated experience employing SDLC in aspects of the project management process
Background in Information Technology
Good knowledge of Caterpillar policies, standards, procedures, and a broad understanding of Caterpillar’s organization
This position has the option to be based out of either our Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL or Dallas, TX offices with flexibility for partial remote work from home when we return to office.
Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.
Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.