St Edwards University
  • EINS - Enterprise Info System
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Product Owner

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas, invites applications for the position of Product Owner. Responsible for shaping and transforming the products and services supporting St. Edward's University. The incumbent is accountable for providing both technical and culture-building skills to enable EIS to enhance existing (and deploy new) technologies, processes, and capabilities with agility. Maintain, develop, communicate, and implement software and systems using a combination of product owner and business analyst skills.


Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage a product roadmap and product backlog that take multiple factors into consideration, including technical need, user need, vendor roadmap(s), priority/value, and conflicting priorities across the enterprise portfolio.
  • Perform complex analysis of business processes, both internal to IT and EIS and external, in functional campus offices where the primary business is conducted using Enterprise software. The analysis may include helping campus offices to articulate business processes, helping EIS to understand various business processes, helping to create a process where one does not exist or other similar tasks.
  • Identify/suggest business process improvements; analyze existing processes and their use of software to meet business needs; review existing systems and procedures for consistency, effectiveness, and best practices.
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews and requirements sessions, including working with these groups to define, develop, shape, and refine user stories or product requirements.
  • Facilitate meetings with the technical team and with various campus partners to continually refine the product backlog, to keep users apprised of product status, coordinate testing, conduct requirements determination sessions/story-gathering sessions, and serve as the primary liaison with product users.
  • Integrate usability analysis, design, implementation, and deployment into the product life cycle, resulting in an effective presentation, usable interfaces in enterprise software products, and documentation of usability standards with diagrams and specifications.
  • Identify and suggest information architecture or navigation improvements and review properties for usability and accessibility.
  • Work directly with 3rd-party software vendors. Monitor the strategy and roadmaps vendors, offer for software, and integrate these into university strategy for products and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

For consideration, a Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in higher education and an understanding of higher education business practices preferred. Experience with ERP applications in higher education, including knowledge of add-on software such as document management systems or workflow engines. Experience supporting Salesforce CRM a plus. Strong familiarity with a broad range of information technology concepts' especially those concepts associated with identity management, enterprise information technology infrastructure, sophisticated websites, database design and integrity, software development, and application integrations. Work experience as a product owner or business analyst on a team using Agile methodologies is strongly preferred. Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit an online application at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include a resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls, Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary.

OTHER ITEMS TO KNOW

Sponsorship:

We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J202065

Posted: 2/3/21

Available: Immediately

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