Technical Product Owner

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 10%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 17782

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Job Description

Now is the perfect time to join a growing company with an extremely noble cause. At NuVasive, you will not only help to drive business value, but actually see its impact. As part of NuVasive’s IT organization, you will be joining the best IT business in the spine industry. In IT, we are in a unique position which allows us to positively impact patients’ lives. As a part of our team, you will truly make a difference in someone’s life.


As a Product Owner/Manager, you will engage with business stakeholders to capture, manage and prioritize key business requirements for web and mobile applications. You will translate those needs to your IT Agile team, guide development to ensure a quality system solution, and be a passionate customer advocate for the design solution.

What you will do

·         Define and manage the product roadmap from strategic planning to tactical activities

·         Define the business requirements of the system(s) on behalf of NuVasive stakeholders and translate them for IT development

·         Manage and prioritize the product backlog, capturing enhancement requests and defects

·         Collaborate with business stakeholders across different geographies, gathering and prioritizing business needs for system solutions

·         Develop user stories for product features and enhancements with clear acceptance criteria

·         Reconcile feature/timing/resource conflicts, break down high-level information into details, abstract from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying business need

·         Guide user experience design planning and delivery with the UX team where applicable

·         Drive User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with business testers

·         Work closely with developers and QA resources to ensure release planning & delivery

·         Train and demonstrate new features and enhancements to business

·         Follow our competitors and the industry

       Research Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends to help drive the organization-wide Agile 

Basic Qualifications

·         Business or Technical Degree

·         3+ years of Product Owner/Management experience

·         Worked extensively in Agile methodology

       Technical/analytics experience – facility and ease in communicating with technical teams

Preferred Qualifications

·         Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

·         Experience using one or more Agile tools such as JIRA or Rally

·         UX/wireframing experience

·         Proficient with process mapping, analysis, flow charting, graphing and requirements document creation

·         Familiarity with Sales and Distribution, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management, Materials Management and / or Logistics business processes

·         Experience in the medical device field including knowledge of applicable FDA and state regulations

·         Experience with analytics tools such as Cognos, Tableau, and Business Objects


·         Experience with SQL

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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