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Data Product Portfolio Owner

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miramar, FL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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The Royal Caribbean Group’s Data Analytics and AI team has an exciting career opportunity for a full time Data Product Portfolio Owner reporting to the Senior Director, Data Product Engineering.

Position Summary:

The Data Product Portfolio Owner position is responsible for educating, coaching, and supporting teams in adopting agile principles and practices in support of Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (DA2I) current and future initiatives by developing and maintaining a Portfolio and Project Management governance framework and policies to ensure the effective delivery, management, and oversight of DA2I investments. This role plays a critical role in fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and adaptability to enhance Royal Caribbean Group’s (RCG) ability to deliver value to our customers and impact to our business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and manage DA2I project portfolio, ensuring alignment to programs and with Business, DA2I and other stakeholders strategic initiatives and objectives.
  2. Monitor and report on the overall portfolio performance, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  3. Develop, implement best practices and manage standard Agile practices over DA2I initiatives and projects.
  4. Develop agile coaching strategy, outline approach for scaling adoption.
  5. Provide guidance and training to product teams on Agile Frameworks
  6. Leads, facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
  7. Create project/sprint plans, release trackers, and Kanban boards
  8. Develop and track KPIs and help teams deliver high-quality products/solutions on time.
  9. Utilize program management tools and best practices to lead, develop and oversee project scope, and ensure customer and stakeholder expectations of DA2I projects are met.
  10. Identify opportunities for process improvements and drive initiatives to enhance project efficiency and effectiveness.
  11. Develop, maintain, and direct implementation of product roadmaps across entire organization and business units, including prioritization of features and determining what should be included in each release.
  12. Partner with Product Management to ensure a healthy program roadmap, backlog, and budgeting to fostering a value-driven approach to product development
  13. Manage projects as assigned, contributing to the overall success of the organization, including assisting project management with the following:
    1. Resource planning
    2. Onboard assistance
    3. Communicate meeting notes, action plans, outcomes, and facilitation of follow up
    4. Status reports
  14. Design new methods for enhancing organizational agility.
  15. Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams
  16. Mentor and coach other scrum masters

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Perform financial duties and projects as assigned, contributing to the overall success of the organization, including assisting project management with the following:
  • Budgeting,
  • Forecasting,
  • Resource planning


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of product or project development experience on an Agile Team or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 8-10 years titled project management or program management with demonstrated ability to build and nurture internal partnership, aligning on common goals and producing a successful outcome.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organization and an understanding of facilitation techniques
  • CSM, A-CSM, CSP certification a plus

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Extensive experience with JIRA or other project management tools
  • Extensive experience with Confluence or similar
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including intermediate Excel, Power BI for Reporting
  • Extensive experience managing large complex projects
  • Extensive knowledge of Agile principles and practices and the ability to transfer that understanding into practical and relevant behaviors, culture, practices, at all levels of the organization consistently.
  • Extensive knowledge of agile framework(s) or method (i.e. Scrum, Kanban), or understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices
  • Expertise with:
    • Backlog refinement and relative estimating (e.g., story pointing)
    • Release planning and risk management
    • Sprint planning Scrum metrics such as burndowns, release burnup, velocity, etc.
    • Sprint review best practices, techniques, refinement, story splitting, estimation
    • A variety of retrospective technique
  • Strategic problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Strong communication skills (written, listening and speaking)
  • Detail oriented, organized, strong problem-solving skills and collaboration across teams, functions and organizations
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict
  • Passion and enthusiasm for results and success

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.