Software Product Owner

1 month agoSan Diego, CA

HP Software already empowers 100s of millions of HP imaging devices around the globe. Now, we're just getting started growing new user experiences with scaled mobile, desktop, cloud/web, and IoT software solutions in innovative ways. The solutions you will help us build will make HP printing products come alive for customers no matter where or how they are connected, what screen they look at, what app they love, or what OS platform they love it on. HP software and services are no longer about drivers. We are about making best-in-class end-to-end experiences for people around the world we enjoy, our families enjoy, and our customers appreciate.

As part of the Print Software and Solutions group you will lead a veteran Scrum team as Product Owner to create experiences that delight customers around the world.

This position understands and coordinates feature backlog for all releases and their dependencies on each other. Leads the translation of software features into technical requirements (Features) and follows Agile Scrum based Software development. Defines software release plan and scope with platform lead / Marketing / Engineering team. This role serves as the single voice on SW releases into and out of Engineering & Innovation.

Key Results:

  • Effective and groomed backlog
  • Clear defined Acceptance Criteria per feature
  • Effective Agile Processes (Scrum and Agile Hybrid) and Cross Functional communication
  • Effective Operating Organization & talent development
  • World Class Program & Project Execution
  • Efficient Delivery of Services (Quality, Low cost)
  • Efficient and Effective Solution Delivery Process
  • Promote Continuous Improvement


Define Software release plan and scope with platform lead / Marketing / Design/ Engineering teams. This position will be single voice on SW releases to assure engineering deliverables are meeting the needs of the business. Manage the backlog for sprint and release planning post-development start through QA. This position will also raise risks / impediments to program team. Works with functional leads on staffing needs and resource management.
  • Collaborate with business analysts to transition the business requirements to technical requirements.
  • Implement processes, practices, and tools allow for multiple paths of delivery. I.e., create simplified, consistent, reusable, efficient and flexible methodologies
  • Recommend improvements and drive alignment across the Engineering organization
  • Manage partnerships with external vendors
  • Inspire others to adopt the new processes and improvements


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience is required. Master's Degree in Computer Science or MBA is preferred.

Work Experience:
  • 5+yrs of Software Development methodology experience
  • 5+ yrs of Requirements management and software architecture
  • 3+ yrs of Agile Software Development
  • Worked in geographically diverse teams
  • Experience transforming teams and organizations to new methodologies

Detailed Requirements / Preferences:
  • Agile technical project management of multiple software releases
  • Work across multiple technical teams to develop solutions
  • Led backlog grooming sessions and drive solutions to completion working with Agile Teams
  • Clarify any acceptance criteria, work with program lead, technical lead
  • Detailed knowledge of Configuration Management Systems and processes
  • Demonstrated work with Scrum Masters to identify and resolve impediments
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to influence and negotiate with senior leadership:
  • Requires effective communication with cross-functional teams and management.

Preferred - Experience managing a backlog for split Scrum teams.

Technical Skills:
  • System Design: Knowledge of the system design procedures and the ability to translate functional business requirements into an application system.
  • Value Proposition: Knowledge of procedures used to demonstrate the ROI of the solution
  • Managing Supplier Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to balance relationships with suppliers utilizing the appropriate level of oversight, probing and persistence in order to achieve win/win agreements and relationships.
  • Basic Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or workplans to ensure successful completion (e.g., on time, within budget).
  • Engineering Skills: Knowledge of and the ability to understand, design, apply and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems.

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the business.

About HP

You're out to reimagine and reinvent what's possible-in your career as well as the world around you.

Soare we. We love taking on tough challenges, disrupting the status quo,and creating what's next. We're in search of talented people who areinspired by big challenges, driven to learn and grow, and dedicated tomaking a meaningful difference.

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world united in creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Our history: HP's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion - it's just who we are.

From the boardroom to factory floor, we create a culture where everyone isrespected and where people can be themselves, while being a part ofsomething bigger than themselves. We celebrate the notion that you canbelong at HP and bring your authentic self to work each and every day.When you do that, you're more innovative and that helps grow our bottomline. Come to HP and thrive!

Job ID: 3071065