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Product Owner, Platform Software and Tooling (JR00006541)


Last Updated: 1/12/21

Job Description

Position Summary:

Zoetis has created a new Data and Digital Platform (DDP) team that is driving a step change in the company’s ability to harness data, particularly data generated by the expanding portfolio of Digital Products, to generate disruptive data insights for our customers and colleagues. As the world leader in animal health, Zoetis seeks to integrate Data and Analytics with its diverse portfolio of animal health products to create additional value to customers and enhance overall customer experience.

This role supports Zoetis’s digital transformation and ambitions. A critical part of the transformation is to build an integrated Digital and Data Platform (DDP) to drive cutting-edge digital initiatives. The role will oversee initiatives related to DDP, including managing their features and requirements and driving the engineering team towards flawless delivery of the platform. The role will involve frequent interaction with key stakeholders globally and provide the candidate with a broad view of every aspect of Zoetis’ business, while supporting critical deployments.


  • Own the product backlog for the DDP Platform Software and Tooling scrum team
  • Work with Digital Product and DDP teams to identify common data and analytics use cases that may warrant inclusion in the DDP Platform Software and Tooling product backlog
  • Evaluate end-user requests and feedback; consider for inclusion in the product backlog
  • Lead refinement, prioritization, and planning of features and requirements
  • Work closely with the scrum master, technical lead and Digital Product leaders to drive the living product roadmap and manage product prioritization
  • Create and review requirements and functional analysis specifications to ensure they are relevant, correct, and unambiguous
  • Communicate detailed requirement specifications to the Development team through backlog acceptance criteria
  • Create documentation that enables Digital Product, DDP and other teams to effectively leverage the Digital and Data Platform in their own product development process

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Practical experience with operating in an Agile and DevOps environment required
  • Experience with source control and collaboration tools (e.g. git and Azure DevOps) required
  • Experience with documentation, diagram development and specification tools required
  • Experience with analytical data platforms, data products and services a plus
  • Experience with a public cloud platform for analytics a plus; experience with Microsoft Azure a plus; experience with Azure IoT a plus
  • Experience with at least one scripting or programming language a plus
  • Excellent business analysis, critical thinking and reasoning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and techniques on the job
  • Passion for solving complex problems and making a difference
  • Ability to drive a project and work both independently and in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, which includes the ability to present complex topics to non-technical audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, and a desire and ability to "get things done"
  • Fluency in English required


  • Bachelor of Science in a technical field, preferably Computer Science or Software Engineering


  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a product development role

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.