Allstate (501+ Employees, 8% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

5% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 8% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $0 Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary:

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again! Allstate is looking for a Technical Product Owner to join our Rapid Product Delivery (RPD) team in support of the Allstate Family of Companies. The Allstate Family of Companies, formed through acquisition and new business startup, includes brands like Allstate Insurance, Allstate Roadside, Allstate Identity Protection, SquareTrade, Allstate Benefits, Allstate Dealer Services, and Avail Car Sharing.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional communications skills and be able to obtain, refine, and track requirements from our partners. They will also work closely with our engineering teams to get the work accomplished. Given that we work with areas across Allstate, this role may work with multiple groups/areas/projects/products simultaneously, so priority management is critical.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible and accountable for creation, understanding, and acceptance of all stories related to the product or engagement.
  • Ensures that solutions meet the acceptance criteria for the product/client and handles sign-off on acceptance with stakeholders.
  • Manages and prioritizes the backlog with vertically sliced stories and features that focus on user and business value, obtaining tech input from engineering leads as needed
  • Schedules, owns, and runs refinement sessions, during which the Technical Product Owner will bring new stories from the business into the backlog, get assistance from the engineering lead in adding technical details, and make sure the engineering manager and team lead understand the story acceptance criteria.
  • Schedules, owns, and runs engagement checkpoints, during which the Technical Product Owner will facilitate refinement of the backlog and discuss any new priority stories that need to be added. The Technical Product Owner should be checking with the Engineering Manager to see if time is needed to discuss roadblocks or issues holding up the work. The Technical Product Owner should also be checking with the team lead to prepare any demos for stakeholders ahead of these sessions.
  • Responsible for meeting recaps highlighting action items after meetings with stakeholders or other important discussions. Include engineering managers to keep them informed on project status.
  • Responsible for final recap to stakeholders with deliverables (if applicable), details on where things are, and post engagement survey
  • Facilitates business and user need acceptance testing
  • Keep the teams organized by following best practices when using VersionOne and by tracking key emails between stakeholders and the team
  • Communicates expectation for delivery and timelines between stakeholders, engineering leads, and engineering managers
  • Flag blockers, concerns, and risks to engineering managers and their leads
  • Supports blocker and impediment removal, and escalates as needed
  • Assist the Product Lead in maintaining and updating our product practice standards
  • Identifying and assist in the creation post engagement documentation or case studies
  • Proactively think ahead in anticipation of outcomes by scheduling meetings or conversations with key individuals (i.e.: backlog is running thin on work so the Technical Product Owner should be actively engaging stakeholder for new stories etc.)
  • Supports the engineering managers and teams in Product Delivery/Management

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job does not have supervisory duties.

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in engineering, computer science, marketing, or another related area is desired.

Functional Skills:

  • A strong communicator to both technical and non-technical team members, brimming with positive energy, who can drive for results in meetings while adjusting communication style according to the situation/audience.
  • Hungry for knowledge and understanding of both business and technical details. Can quickly come up to speed on new topics.
  • Experienced with facilitation, conflict management and team motivation techniques
  • Can proactively anticipate problems, is able to prioritize tasks for self and others, pays attention to detail
  • Candidate must have previous experience writing user stories and managing a backlog for an application development team
  • Solid understanding of Agile Principles, Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. VersionOne, Jira) and Scrum Methodology
  • Solid understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Working knowledge of eXtreme Programming (XP) Methodology

Notes:

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. May be required to perform other related duties as assigned. Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job. Salaries posted are the target range and not indicative of our full range.

Compensation offered for this role is $80,500.00-$134,800.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life — including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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