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Title:  Product Owner


Boulder, CO, US, 80302

Requisition ID:  33997

About Us

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud.  We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services which simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation.  Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations.

About Role

As the Product Owner for the Test Automation Service team, you will work as part of a truly innovative and fun team responsible for delivering services in the test execution layer of the automated testing stack inline with and to enable a DevOps culture across our HCI/SF Product Development organization.   You will be interacting with ARTs and their teams within a SAFe Organization.  You will serve as the main liaison between our internal customers and the dev teams where content is concerned.  You will own the teams backlogs.

If you are dedicated to creative problem solving, learning, and getting things done, you may be just the person we’re seeking! 


What You Will Do:

  • Participate in team demo and retrospective – you may review and accept stories as the team completes them and participate in the team demo and Iteration Retrospective.  
  • Program Execution – you will coordinate dependencies with other POs at Program Level.  
  • Inspect and Adapt – as a participant you will help define improvement stories from the workshop that will improve the quality of the program. You will also lead the PI system demo and represent your team.  
  • Prepare and Participate in PI Planning – you will be heavily involved in program backlog refinement and updating the team backlog accordingly. You will define stories and provide the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates.  
  • Iteration Execution – you will maintain the team backlog (stories, defects, enablers) on an ongoing basis with input from Architects, Agile Teams, and other stakeholders. You will also do the prep work required for Iteration Planning. You will participate in the development of story acceptance criteria, draft them when feasible, and provide examples so that you can use those to accept stories.  
  • Understand enabler work – you will need to understand the scope of the upcoming enabler work and collaborate with Architects on decision-making and sequencing of the critical technological infrastructures which will enable new business functionality.  
  • Architecture & Services Roadmap – you will need to uphold, support and help ensure the integrity of the current architecture and roadmap. Help define High Availability services that allow for no-downtime deployments while under load
  • Work with our internal customers to define user stories and requirements
  • Join forces with the Engineering Manager and Scrum Master of the team to help develop a high performing scrum team.

About You

You have: 

  • Experience with DevOps practices such as Configuration Management and CI/CD, and the tools/applications involved 
  • Test automation frameworks, tools, work flows and services
  • Ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of people  
  • 3-5 years of experience as a software developer, systems administrator, build/release engineer, or similar 
  • A degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related field 

You might also have: 

  • Experience with Jenkins, Git, and Artifactory, or other similar tools in enterprise build/test environment 
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Mesophere, or Docker swarm running production workloads 
  • Experience with Agile frameworks like SAFe 
  • Python programing and best practices is also a plus
  • Experience with Jira and creating queries would be a plus
  • Product Owner certification is a plus

What You'll Love About Us

  • Our Culture:  It’s our culture and our people.  If you ask anyone at NetApp why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: it’s the people. 
  • Our Location:  We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street. 
  • Health Benefits:  NetApp provides comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family. 
  • Financial and Savings Programs:  Whether it’s flexible spending, stock purchases, or competitive retirement plans, we work with you to capitalize on total compensation now and into the future. 
  • Work Life balance and more:  To make sure of work-life balance, we offer paid and volunteer time off, educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. 
  • Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:  We fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds of all to cultivate a higher performing organization. 

At NetApp, we take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.  Along the way, we’ve repeatedly transformed businesses and set industry standards.  Now more game-changing developments are in the pipeline.  Behind our breakthroughs is an open, collaborative culture that fuels fresh ideas.  By sharing our viewpoints, challenging our thinking, and empowering our people, we create unique and novel approaches to solving problems.  Join us and we’ll help each other do our best work! 



So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do.



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Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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