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Anthem, Inc. Agile Product Owner in Boston, Massachusetts


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Agile Product Owner

Target locations include Syracuse, NY; Harrisburg, PA; Indianapolis, IN; Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD.

Responsible for acting as a member of the Agile leadership team and is the functional and/or client (or business) representative for a project or set of projects within a market-focus. This position specifically supports our Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) application and working to support new initiatives related to EDI while working with our IT partner and operational business owners. The individual needs to have strong knowledge and understanding of EDI as well as agile framework. Primary duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Contributes to features and team objective writing/delivery

  • Define user stories to support the team features

  • Prioritize the team backlog so that it is reflective of stakeholder requirements and priorities;

  • Empowered product decision-maker that works closely with the Product Manager and stakeholders

  • Escalate/remove and track impediments

  • Effectively communicate to the team the stakeholder needs so the team’s delivery meets both contractual requirements and established acceptance criteria including expected quality and performance and to complete various work management activities according to defined service level commitments and process compliance guidelines.

  • Collaborate with team(s) to discover and deliver the best solution to the market problem(s) presented by the Product Manager (business).

  • Works with the business to understand rank and prioritize business needs and plan solutions to ensure that each release provides business value to end users sales and marketing.

  • Drive and manage the solution concept development process to ensure the product team understands the direction and vision.

  • Understands how to write user stories and their acceptance criteria.

  • Translates the product backlog into user stories.

  • Serve as the Product Management (business) proxy and decision point to represent the stakeholders in the project.

  • Reviews and accepts/rejects results both during a Sprint and in the Sprint review.

  • Attends sprint ceremonies and is available to the team during the sprint for clarifications and acceptance of user stories.

  • Creates and/or inputs into a project’s Release plan.

  • Presents work to the team from Team Backlog during Sprint Planning for acceptance by the Team in a Sprint negotiates Sprint goals with the Team.


Requires a BS/BA degree; 3+ years of experience with writing business and functional requirements and experience implementing Agile methodologies required, or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Leading SAFe (SA) certification preferred. CSPO or equivalent (Certified Scrum Product Owner) and/or SPO/PM (SAFE Product Owner/Product Manager) preferred. Strong knowledge of EDI required including HIPAA mandated transactions.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

REQNUMBER: PS45415-Boston-Boston