Job ID R-383575 Date posted 01/21/2021

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Staff Engineer, Product Ownership, MedStation

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StaffEngineer, Product Ownership:

AStaffProduct Ownerwithin the Medication Management Solutions R&D organization,leadscross-functional development teamsthroughthediscovery,grooming, andrefinementactivities with internal and externalcustomerpartners toidentify,define, and validatethesolutionsthatshould be developed to solve our customer’s greatest needs.

As a leader of the program’s R&Dcore team, hasprimary accountabilityforthe prioritization andvaluationoftheprogram’s backlog,organization offeaturevalue streams and their deliverythroughprogram increment planning,andthe team’sfeaturegroomingreadinessin advance of sprint planningand developmentactivities.

By partnering with business stakeholders,drives accountabilityof theorganizationto clearly understand the customer’s needs and ensures the solutionas-a-wholeis valuabletothecustomerstakeholders.Throughconsistentengagementthroughout the product development lifecycle,leverages subject matter expertise in the medication management and dispensing domain, andbroad ability to create visual representations of solutions,to facilitatecontinuousopportunities forthe team to elicitfeedback.

Champions theincrementaldelivery ofvalueby the teamandsupports thegrooming, refinement,development, and testing activities of the teamthroughthecollectivedefinition of story acceptance criteria.  By leveraging the naturalbyproductof an agile product development team,efficientlycreatesprogramdeliverables.  Supportsproductvalidation with customer stakeholdersas well asthe formaltransfer of knowledge to internal stakeholders as necessary tosuccessfully deliver the product to market.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable forprogram backlog prioritization andcommunicatesthe grooming and development readiness of backlog to cross functional team

  • Coach and mentor less experienced team members on presentation & communication skills

  • Guide and support more junior staff through discovery, analysis, grooming, and refinement approaches

  • Drive the collective estimation efforts of cross functional team members

  • Elicitfeedback frominternal and external stakeholders to confirm that the functional problems are sufficiently understood 

  • Partner with business owners to clarify and prioritizethevalue of backlogitems

  • Analyze assigned functional workflows supported by our Medication Management & Dispensing& Infusionsoftware products

  • Documents functional needs of the end-user in the form of Features and User Stories & their associated acceptance criteria

  • May model functional workflows and createstory mapsfor assigned features

  • Independently leads the internal development team and broader R&D stakeholders throughbacklog grooming and refinement activities. 

  • Partner with UX designers to create visual representations of the proposed solutions

  • Ensures that the software engineering, software quality engineering, and product management teams understand the functional solutions well enough to successfully estimate, develop, and test them

  • Ensures readiness of features ahead of implementation

  • Accountable for ensuring product featuresdefinitions are valuable and the featureshave met the team’s definition of done

  • Responsible for representation of PO group with external organizations or strategic partners

  • Provide input into key business decisions and takes a lead role in carrying out business plans

Desired Experience:

  • Experience working within a cross-functional product development team

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of agile product development practices, techniques, processes, and roles

  • Familiarity with the medication management product domain

  • Experience defining user-facing problem statements and confirming validity with internal and external customer stakeholders

  • Ability to translate the results of analysis into a functional design by designing solutions to address requirement(s)


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferably in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Management of Information Systems

  • 5+years experiencein arequirementsengineering, systemsengineering, business analysis, or product ownership role

Desired Abilities:

  • Ability to influence cross-functional team to reach decisions

  • Successful in partnering with Software Engineering, Software Quality Engineering, Product Management, and/or Project Management teams

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Comfort with presentingto/leading discussionswithlarge cross-functional groups

  • Ability to garner and drive consensus across multiple functions

  • Comfortable with ambiguityand change

Preferred experience:

  • Familiarity with the hospital, pharmacy, nursing, or other clinically related domains

  • Exposure to PIS's (Pharmacy Information Systems),eMAR's, Patient ADT, Formulary, or similar Hospital Information Systems

  • Experience creating and reviewing formal design inputs such as User Needs, Requirements, and Specifications

  • Experience working within an agile software development environmentas a product owner or product owner-proxy

  • Prioraccountability for leading multiple product owners to supportthe needs ofone or moresprint teamsas a product owner

  • Experience with engaging vital internal stakeholder groups throughout product development

  • Experience ensuring a team’s program increment readiness

  • Experience working on systems comprised of hardware and software

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.


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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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