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Product Owner Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 19, 2022
Reference Code: 49521-en_US

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Position Summary

Accountable for the development and execution of the vision, strategy and stakeholder alignment necessary to deliver on the Xcel Energy priority to enhance the customer experience through a digital transformation. The Product Owner will be responsible for building new and strengthening existing relationships to ensure alignment to the broader organizational objectives, while creating new growth opportunities. Serves as the subject matter expert and is responsible for developing and delivering the product vision and roadmap to meet organizational milestones. They will apply agile principles and processes to lead a development team to ensure work is prioritized to focus on those with maximum value are aligned with the product vision. Responsible for identifying and capturing customer feedback, understanding trends, applying market and user research, and relevant data points.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the strategy and development for one or more Xcel Energy digital experiences, providing scalable and best in class capabilities. Responsible for all product delivery team work and success criteria. Manage business stakeholders and proactively develop solutions that address problems and address objectives. Work with stakeholders to provide effective change management to create a successful product delivery.
  • Create product vision and oversee the development of the product roadmap to align to the overall organizational digital transformation strategy. Set goals and KPIs, which reflect customer needs and the company strategy with the ultimate goal of quality.
  • Clearly define user stories, refine requirements and backlog according to product roadmap. Effectively communicate needs of users to design and engineering teams. Test development to confirm that it meets requirements and accessibility standards.
  • Test product with end users to make sure it meets customer needs. Monitor and document results to ensure that product development activities achieve strategies, adhere to process, maintain schedule, manage risk and budget.
  • Lead agile scrum team (~15 members) to successfully implement initiatives and achieve goals while providing coaching, managing performance expectations and escalation of issues appropriately and effectively. Lead sprint meetings as dictated by program or team charter, which may include but are not limited to, sprint planning, daily stand ups, sprint reviews, and demonstrations to stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, project management, design or related fields or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge (6 years).
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in business, marketing, project management, product management, or 4 years of direct Agile product management experience.
  • A strong collaborator with a proven ability to build and maintain senior level relationships.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences and break down complex scenarios.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including decision making through ambiguity and influence on immediate and longer-term strategies.
  • In-depth knowledge with Agile process and principles (Scrum, SAFe, Kanban).
  • Proven success working with cross functional teams and stakeholders on large strategic and product management initiatives.
  • Experience implementing customer and/or employee digital solutions and processes.


Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Technology Services || 41125:Customer Digital Experience || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 49521
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com



About this Employer

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.