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Project Leader / Product Owner

Company name
The Travelers Indemnity Company.

Hartford, CT

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Company Information

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary

Serves as the business lead to drive the execution of IT projects in Commercial Surety, working with Project Director/Product Manager, business SME’s, senior leadership, and other stakeholders.

This position is responsible for managing tasks on a Project or a sub-Project that is part of a larger Project or Program. Controls planning and execution of the tasks or sub-Projects activities and resources to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals are met.

Works with supervision and guidance and is responsible for applying basic Project Management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to Project deliverables, processes, and systems in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. Operates within defined parameters using a proven Project Management Methodology.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities


Provide guidance for story definition, estimation and sequencing with the team.

Primary ownership for maintaining and understanding Project Backlog.

Assist in the increment planning and objectives.


Backlog Refinement - Responsible for building and maintaining the feature team backlog.

Iteration Planning - Review and prioritize the team backlog and coordinate content dependencies. Provide story detail, priorities, and accept final iteration plans.

Collaborate with SME’s and others as needed resolve questions and issues.

Accepting Stories – work with BA’s to accept stories as done via acceptance criteria.

Work closely with the tech lead and architect to understand key technical dependencies.

Participate in Team Demo and Retrospective.

Address and resolve team impediments.


Coordinate UAT efforts working with QA Team

Communication with Product Manager regarding iteration and project status, issues, blockers, post-implementation needs.

Planning for implementation release schedule.

Coordination of other project stream releases in the Program.

Release management coordination

Creation of release materials and training documents.

Execution and coordination of training events.

Monitor use and understanding of application project post-implementation, and re-address materials and training approach as needed.


Coordinate content dependencies with other Project Leaders/Product Owners.

Participate in producing the System Demo of completed features.

Participate in reviewing and contributing to the Agile artifacts - Vision, Roadmap, and content presentations, and understand and contribute to the overall BU strategic vision for the organization, and its connection to technology projects.

As directed, collaborate with designated business team members to participate in the generation of original business scope requirements for the BU roadmap for specific projects, and define business issues and opportunities.


Display the ability to obtain, filter, interpret and apply information to make appropriate decisions to meet the strategic goals of the BU as well as BSI as a whole.

Partner with IT and other colleagues to implement improvements to the Agile process as it is adopted across BSI.

Provide backup for and assistance to others in the unit to ensure a consistent level of business support to technical staff.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required. 1 year of project management experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge

Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum 5 years’ relevant work experience.

Background in Surety underwriting desirable.

Project Management and/or Business Analysis experience desirable.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

Strong organizational skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong analytic and problem solving skills

Able to work in a team environment and independently

Ability to effectively manage teams / project management skills

Proven leadership skills

Strong Presentation skills

Solid working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel/Pivot Tables

Demonstrates initiative and maintains a positive attitude

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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In an uncertain world, Travelers is an insurance leader, committed to keeping pace with the ever-changing needs of our customers, and anticipating their needs for the future. There is no stronger testament to our dedication to protecting customers from loss than our continued innovation and ability to transform our industry.

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