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Product Owner II - IT

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

IT, Product
Memphis, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

At ALSAC you do more than make a living; you make a difference.

We like people who are different…because we’re different, too. As one of the world’s most iconic and respected nonprofits, we know what it’s like to stand out. That’s why we’re looking at you. Your background, perspective, and desire to make an impact set you apart. As we work to help St. Jude cure childhood cancer, we're calling on the game-changers, innovators and visionaries to join our family. Not just for the kids of St. Jude, but also for you. Because at ALSAC, we develop and celebrate our employees. So, bring your whole, authentic self and become part of our shared mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Job Description

As a Product Owner II - IT, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the development of products from inception to completion. Your primary responsibility is to ensure that the products align with clients’ needs and preferences. You’ll collaborate with cross-functional teams, define the product vision, prioritize features, and manage the entire development process. Here are the key duties and qualifications:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Vision and Requirements:

  • Collaborate with prospective users and clients to understand their needs and translate them into clear product requirements.
  • Define and maintain a cohesive vision for the product throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Create a product roadmap based on this vision.

Backlog Management:

  • Manage the product backlog, prioritizing tasks based on changing requirements.
  • Oversee all stages of product creation, including design and development.

Progress Monitoring:

  • Evaluate product progress at each stage of the process.
  • Work closely with the product team and end-users to deliver updates and status reports.

Agile Methodologies:

  • Participate in Scrum meetings and product sprints.
  • Lead the team in using agile methodologies, including Scrum, to improve team effectiveness.


  • Translate technical jargon into clear explanations for internal teams and key stakeholders.
  • Articulate how product features translate to business benefits.


  • Collaborate with Architecture, Security Liaison, and the Platform Director to manage the product platform effectively.


  • Experience:

    • Proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role.
    • Familiarity with third-party databases, libraries, interfaces, and internet protocols.
    • Understanding of software engineering principles and techniques.
  • Skills:

    • Proficiency with software engineering and related tools.
    • Ability to facilitate and resolve disagreements over scope, design, and requirements.
    • Knowledge of hardware, software, and network setup.
  • Communication:

    • Ability to articulate both marketing and IT needs/issues to all groups.
  • Additional Qualifications:

    • Good knowledge of Information Technology techniques.
    • Ability to interact well with team members and business users.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Deep understanding of iterative/agile development.
  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Product Development, or a related field.
  • Experience Level:

    • 6-8 years of information technology experience.
  • Certification (Preferred):

    • Agile Product Owner certification or equivalent.

Benefits & Perks

The following Benefits & Perks apply to Full-Time Roles Only.

We’re dedicated to ensuring children and their families have every opportunity to enjoy life’s special moments. We’re also committed to giving our staff excellent benefits so they can do the same.

  • Core Medical Coverage: (low cost low deductible Medical, Dental, and Vison Insurance plans)​
  • 401K Retirement Plan with 7% Employer Contribution
  • Exceptional Paid Time Off
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Infertility Treatment Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Enterprise Learning and Development
  • And more

ALSAC is an equal employment opportunity employer.

ALSAC does not discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected status.

No Search Firms:

ALSAC does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All resumes submitted by search firms to any ALSAC employee or ALSAC representative via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without being contacted and approved by our Employee Experience team and without a valid written search agreement in place will result in no fee being paid if a referred candidate is hired by ALSAC.