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Product Owner - Hardware and Technology

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60606 Alpharetta, GA, US, 30022

Due Date:  As soon as possible
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Remote working due to Covid 19
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  5469

Whether it’s airplanes, satellites, the world’s biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks or climate change impacts, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) have got the major risks fully covered when it comes to protecting businesses.

 

 

Job Purpose:

The Product Owner (PO) is responsible for maximizing the customer’s value of the product resulting from the work of the team.  You are the sole person responsible for creating and prioritizing the Product Backlog and defining the vision of the product in close alignment with various stakeholder across multiple hierarchical levels.  You must understand customers, market, competition, and must be able to identify trends and opportunities in each of these areas.

 

Responsibilities:

In this role you will…

  • Maximize the value of the product for the global AGCS OE based on service management principles that are consistent and repeatable.
  • Prioritize and manage the Product Backlog, including clearly expressing Product Backlog items, ordering the items to achieve goals and mission, representing the desires of the stakeholders in the Product Backlog, and ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible.
  • Regularly provide updates and keep the customer updated on what the Scrum Team will work on next.
  • Ensure the acceptance criteria is understood and met and that the team understands the priority of backlog items.
  • Ensure that product increments are iteratively delivered, with high quality, taking into consideration customer and stakeholder feedback to improve the product.
  • Discover and provide solutions for product-related impediments.
  • Collaborate with other Product Owners and Product Managers.

 

To be successful in the role:

You will have….

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with Virtual Desktop Environment Support and IT Hardware Support;
  • IT Service Management experience;
  • AGILE methodology experience;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft 365 eco system;
  • Workplace Hardware market knowledge;
  • Exposure to both shared and outsourced solutions, as well as support of in-house information and communication systems in a multi-site environment;
  • Knowledge of software quality assurance, best practices and methodologies;
  • Expertise in the comprehensive IT system architecture and landscape relevant to an insurance company;
  • Strong customer focus from an IT perspective, understanding how the department interacts with clients and using tact and diplomacy to exchange complex information with a diverse internal and external audience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, change management, economics, IT or comparable education; and
  • SAFe Certification to Product Owner level.

Here are a few reasons why you should join AGCS:

  • Hybrid working model, which recognizes the value in a balance between remote and office-based working, giving you the flexibility to organize the way you work
  • An exciting and versatile job with an opportunity to work alongside skilled and specialized colleagues from all over the world
  • An environment where innovation and challenging the status quo is encouraged
  • Wellbeing policies/initiatives to support a positive work life balance
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package including generous bonus scheme 
  • A large portfolio of continuous learning opportunities to help you stay relevant in your current role, grow into future roles and meet the demands of the workplace
  • Diverse and inclusive culture where you will be accepted for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs

 

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.

Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals.  Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 31 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,400 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2020, AGCS generated a total of €9.3 billion gross premium globally.

In 2020, AGCS announced a new strategy and transformation program called New AGCS which aims to comprehensively transform the company, creating a mutually beneficial relationship with stakeholders.

This  is  an  exciting  time  to  join  AGCS  as  we  continue  on  our  journey  of  transformation, regaining market leadership  and  achieving  success  together.  You can grow your career through meaningful work supporting our customers, while learning from expert colleagues.

Allianz is an equal opportunity employer and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture.

 

Let’s care for tomorrow.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago