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Boston, MA, US

Senior Product Owner

About the team 

We are a fast-growing unit, established to deliver innovative protection solutions sold directly to consumers through a wide set of distribution channels. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competencies that are key to driving forward this new business, working closely with our partners and clients. 

Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is to "provide protection solutions as they should be". This means delivering solutions consumers feel good about buying, and we feel good about selling. 

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees and customer experience. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best in white label insurance products in the world. 


About the role 

Do you have experience in a role critical to the delivery of business outcomes?  Do you enjoy creating the connectivity between business and technology through a well-managed backlog and Agile delivery? Do you continuously look for ways to be better every day? Are you motivated by the passion to deliver innovative and cutting-edge solutions that will be the market differentiator for the business? The product owner role bridges the gap between product strategy and development. You will be responsible for the product backlog, organizing sprints, and maximizing value delivered to the organization. 



  • Develop deep product knowledge and domain expertise thoroughly understanding and assuming ownership of all product capabilities  
  • Familiarity with life insurance domain and life insurance application process 

  • Work with one or more Agile teams through an in-person or remote capacity 

  • Conduct and facilitate requirements reviews with the external parties while providing support and ensuring timely delivery of capabilities. 

  • Program Increment (PI) and Sprint Execution: 

  • Work directly with Product/Business Managers (PMs), aligned Product Owners and Value Stream Lead (VSL) to create, own and define product backlogs utilizing the preferred project delivery tool (currently Azure DevOps) 

  • Refine features into user stories as required understanding the "what" should be built and "why" 

  • Draft user stories in accordance with Agile best practices 

  • Define acceptance criteria which may include reviewing a test strategy and providing an overview to the UAT Team for execution. 

  • Collaborate with scrum team to establish team best practices 

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, PMs and VSL to ensure consensus on sprint priorities and scope of proposed enhancements including product releases and upgrades 

  • Accept completed work from the delivery teams within the sprints ensuring Definition of Done (DoD) is upheld 

  • Conduct and facilitate sprint and innovation demos 

  • Monitor and understand inter-connected projects 

  • Coordinate cross-product needs, dependencies and deliveries 

  • Support PI knowledge transfer sessions 


Other Qualifications 

  • 5+ years of experience in product ownership - including backlog management, story authoring and mapping and acceptance criteria definition.  

  • Experience working in an Agile environment (ideally SAFe) 

  • Experience in the insurance industry preferred 

  • Technical background with knowledge of software development and web technologies 

  • Strong business aptitude and ability to frame problems with a viewpoint to achieve the business goal 

  • Ability to collaborate and work autonomously 

  • Strong operational and problem-solving mindset, decisive with an extremely proactive and assertive attitude 

  • Outstanding leadership, communication, influencing and negotiation skills  


About iptiQ


At iptiQ, we partner with established brands around the world to create impactful digital insurance solutions. We make it easier for consumers to buy the insurance they need from the brands they trust. We provide life and non-life insurance through our end-to-end digital platform and build multi-channel customer experiences.

What we offer our employees is outstanding. Hybrid working in offices across the world, phenomenal learning & career opportunities and a culture that encourages new perspectives to challenge conventions and come up with innovative solutions. We believe in the power of inclusion and a work environment where everyone can be their authentic self. Drawing on our employees' broad range of perspectives, life experiences and backgrounds, stimulates creativity and gives us a competitive edge. Ignite your curiosity to shape digital insurance.

Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, pregnancy, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

iptiQ is part of Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading providers of re/insurance and risk transfer solutions. This means we’re backed by Swiss Re’s capital strength and more than 150 years of risk knowledge. Through our partnerships, we contribute to Swiss Re’s vision to make the world more resilient.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.



Reference Code: 124872 


Nearest Major Market: Boston

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