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Senior Product Owner, Software Systems Engineer

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Date: Dec 3, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28335  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

This position is primarily concerned with SW product definition and will work to translate users’ needs, commercial desires, regulatory and technical standards into use cases, workflows, user stories, and UI mockups for software development teams. This role is accountable for developing clear, concise software requirements for complex medical devices and their associated software applications.This role must understand the goals of the end user and develop in-depth product expertise, both from the user and technical perspectives. Working in a regulated industry, this role must adhere to design controls procedures and help teams to execute software development while generating evidence needed for regulatory submissions/audits. This role will work with cross-functional teams to help make trade-off decisions between development effort vs. required functionality, and end user experience. This role is accountable for establishing and maintaining alignment with the product/platform roadmap, providing vision and direction to the Scrum team throughout the project, and defining and owning the product backlog.  This role does NOT write software code.



  • Work closely with Commercial Product Management and other subject matter experts to create and maintain a software product backlog to support development and release timeline; Owns the sequencing of the backlog, relative to business value or ROI and other dependencies across the software development organization
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of complex products and systems to become a product technical subject matter expert.
  • Collaborates with software architects, systems engineers and business analysts to design and create optimal software solutions based on data analysis and existing business information
  • Collaborate with UX designers and customer-facing associates to create and optimize user interface design, including planning and coordination of human factors and validation testing activities
  • Define the Acceptance Criteria for stories. Determine if functionality as built by the Scrum team meets the User Story’s Acceptance Criteria
  • Work with other Product Owners to align backlogs when synchronized development is needed across teams and product platforms
  • Develop clear, concise requirements for complex medical devices and their associated software applications. Develop use cases, identifying use, regulatory and stakeholder needs and translating these into requirements



  • Communicates effectively with a wide variety of cross-functional marketing, regulatory, quality, engineering and scientific groups (both verbally and in writing) on a broad range of complex issues
  • Works closely with customers, clinical support, sales, and marketing to ensure alignment with customer needs.
  • Assist with product support escalations, including technical analysis and characterization of issues
  • Partner with Tech Comm team as a SME for customer-facing strings, user guide and training development





Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.

  • Engineering and/or scientific disciplines preferred



Minimum 5 years experience.

  • Real world experience (start to finish) on large complex projects
  • Demonstrated leadership in software development project success
  • Experience in medical device and/or medical application SW development, including design controls deliverables required for regulated products, preferred



  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles preferred
  • Exceptional decision-making ability, involving the right people at the right times, and acting quickly to come to a decision; Leadership skills, including effective interpersonal skills and leading through influence.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and attention-to-details
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Clear communication and presentation. Ability to effectively present complex technical information/analysis to both technical and non-technical audience and respond to questions from technical staff members and management.
  • Should not be sensitive to the sight or discussion of blood or needles. Both human and bovine blood is used where necessary, in addition to visiting customer sites where our equipment is used in a clinical or donor environment.
  • Skilled in managing challenges posed by the rapidly evolving medical regulatory environment and the evolution of commercial software technology
  • Extensive knowledge of software development life cycle
  • Actively contribute to an environment conducive to open communication; Willingness to both promote and exhibit team-oriented behavior


An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


Additional Physical Requirements

Requires occasional travel based on business needs.


Target Pay Range:  $89,000.00 to $111,300.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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