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Senior Product Owner

Minnesota - Other

Hollstadt Overview

Hollstadt Consulting is a management and technology consulting firm dedicated to placing professionals at engagements where they will excel. When you work with us, you'll work with a refreshingly real company led and staffed by seasoned experts who are also down-to-earth, good people. We're committed to treating you with respect and helping you achieve your career aspirations.

Since 1990, Hollstadt has been a trusted partner to more than 150 domestic and global companies and has successfully completed over 2,000 projects. Our continued growth has created challenging and rewarding opportunities for accomplished IT and Business Consultants. Hollstadt Consulting is an equal opportunity employer including disability/veteran.

Job Description

The role of the Senior Product Owner involves making decisions that determine the outcome of multiple products and when each is delivered. They are responsible for managing and supporting a portfolio of complex and critically important internal and 3rd party applications and serve as the primary conduit between IT and the business units they support. This role works in close partnership with business stakeholders, product managers, vendors, developers and product administrators in the support of current, as well as with the addition of new applications and processes.


The Senior Product Owner is accountable for the stability and health of products in their scope of responsibility. They are expected to quickly become a SME in their respective application(s) and understand department processes, pain points and work in partnership with cross-functional teams to help inform product roadmaps and deliverables and provide clear user stories and guidance to Product Development teams.


The Senior Product Owner will be responsible for the management and analysis of multiple roadmaps to identify alignment and opportunities across all backlogs to lead and develop deliverable prioritization with stakeholders and solve problems as they arise during the development and lifecycle of their portfolio. The role will also be responsible for understanding the value and cost/benefit of new enhancements, customizations, as well as innovations and/or best of breed products in the marketplace.

Required Qualifications:

·      Aviation-related experience

·      Proven experience with complex enterprise software systems and operations-focused applications, including managing their delivery roadmaps and lifecycles.

·      Experience and clear understanding of technical details about project management, development, design, user interface, and software engineering that translates into decisions on what to develop and prioritization of user stories.

·      Extensive experience working within an Agile Development organization – you know the roles and ceremonies within this world and have delivered products within a short sprint cycle environment.

·      Customer-oriented and natural curiosity to ask questions to get to the heart of the problem and flesh out the needs of the customer including, following up when needed.

·      Demonstrated analytical skills able to evaluate multiple problems and determine their optimal solutions.

·      Critical thinking skills and an ability to identify a potential or existing problem in the product, analyzing viable alternatives, and selecting the most suitable option to maximize the product development efforts.

·      Strong organizational skills with the ability to set clear objectives, develop a plan on how to execute, and provide detailed reports and user stories.

·      Experience and familiarity with CI/CD and version control systems – Azure DevOps preferred.

·      Ability to present ideas at all levels of the organization in a business-friendly manner.

·      Ability to work independently and set clear objectives and develop a plan on how to execute.

·      Proven experience in gathering requirements, writing user stories, and developing delivery roadmaps.

·      Experienced: 5+ years as a Product Owner within an Agile organization, with an understanding of continuous delivery of complex solutions and systems.


Benefits + Perks

Comprehensive Benefit Plan

Hollstadt offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term/Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance. With three different medical plans to choose from, you can enroll in the coverage you need from single to family, or anywhere in between!

Remarketing Process

Hollstadt is based on retention and relationships. We get to know your strengths and career wishes throughout your assignment and then start remarket discussions 6-8 weeks prior to your end date. By being proactive, we are able to keep your down time between assignments as short as possible, unless you choose otherwise.

Professional Development

Hollstadt offers free bi-weekly training courses for our consultants as well as on-demand access to past sessions through our consultant portal. Trainings give our consultants the continuing education they need to excel on their projects.

401k + Matching

One popular benefit is our 401(k) match on the first 4% of your contributions. Hollstadt wants to help you reach your long-term financial goals and understands that planning for your future is critical. Consultants also have access to support from a Financial Advisor.

Bonus Opportunities

We appreciate and reward loyalty. Join Hollstadt, stay for 5 years, and we’ll give you a $5,000 Longevity Award bonus! Additionally, we know great talent knows other great talent. If you are on contract with Hollstadt and refer one of your connections who gets placed, we’ll pay you $1,000!

Ongoing Support & Networking

We have made a significant investment in building a support program for our consultant team - so you never have to feel like you are going it alone. We also have a Consultant Coach program which acts like a 'work buddy' to provide a safe ear for questions or concerns at your client site.