Caterpillar, Inc. Digital Product Owner, Cat Digital in Deerfield, Illinois
The Digital Product Owner works as a member of our Digital Asset Management 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
Product Owner certification (CSPO from Scrum Alliance)
Experience with Digital Asset Management (DAM), Adobe Asset, OpenText or equivalent product 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
The preferred location is Peoria, IL, Chicago, IL or Dallas, TX, but Remote Work within the United States is available for the right candidate.
Up to 10% travel as needed when we return to the office
“IL – Country of United States” is used for posting reasons only. This position is open to remote work.
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.