Product Owner
Eagan , MN, US
2d ago


Create a collaborative and transparent environment that helps deliver business value in a quick and iterative fashion. Collaboration, relationship-

building, communication and leadership are key aspects of the Product Owner role. The ultimate purpose of the Product Owner is to understand the Stakeholder needs, prioritize those needs based on business value and communicate those to the Technology Delivery Team so they can continuously improve the product.

This position requires work in support of the Company’s contract with the United States Department of Education ( ED ). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance.

Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed.

In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.


  • Active and effective collaboration with Stakeholders, Development Teams and Product Manager to ensure an aligned understanding of business needs and objective;
  • consistent understanding of business value to be delivered and common understanding of release plans and impacts.

  • Owner of the product backlog to ensure it is prioritized based on business value and in alignment with product strategy.
  • Ensuring the backlog is refined - visible, transparent and clear, and provides detailed descriptions of the desired outcome to the Delivery Team.

    Bachelor’s degree or related fields and / or commensurate experience. Master’s degree beneficial.


  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and analyze complex business processes
  • Strong motivation, negotiation, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to define and achieve business goals and meet deadlines while working both independently & collaboratively
  • Proven Servant Leadership capabilities
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple, simultaneous initiatives and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to meet and manage customer expectations in a professional and timely manner
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