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Associate Product Owner - P135447_S3

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We are all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Responsible for participating in the analysis and gathering of all relevant information for input to user story creation. The role includes business analysis, backlog grooming, operational readiness, and substantial collaboration with business and technology partners. This role is heavily reliant on communication across participants and management, Agile methodologies, industry knowledge, and trends. The focus of this role will be on the business's definition of requirements and acceptance of their completion, ensuring consistency of implementations throughout the lifecycle of the tasks.

The position is for an Associate Product Owner on the Digital Platforms team in E-Business. The candidate will drive and support the data access strategy and roadmap to enable secure and optimized financial data access for Discover customers while maintaining a strong risk and controls environment. The Digital Platforms team works closely with line of business stakeholders, Business Technology, and third parties to deliver exceptional customer experiences. This role provides a unique opportunity to work with major FinTech companies to enable best-in-class solutions for our customers


  • Contributes in project-related meetings to help drive decisions.
  • Develops partnership relationships with various teams and maintains working rapport with others, leveraging these relationships to meet common project milestone/goal.
  • Refines user stories with the sprint team and ensures all user stories are kept up to date as design and requirements change throughout the release.
  • Defines detailed requirements in the form of User Stories for prioritized features.

  • Reviews, analyzes and prioritizes Voice of Customer feedback into requirements.

  • Documents and shares "best practices" and "standard work" and conducts knowledge sharing sessions.

  • Develops use cases and coordinates cross-functional deliverables by working with line of business stakeholders, business technology, and third party team

  • Collaborates with Product Manager and other Product Owners to provide subject matter input in feature development.
  • Actively monitors user stories to ensure the acceptance criteria was implemented correctly.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here is what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Technology, Finance, Engineering, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 4+ years of experience in Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we would also look for:

  • 2+ years of experience in Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Financial Services, Technology, Customer Service, Marketing, or Operations
  • SAFe
  • Proven ability to establish a business case, drive a vision, validate a hypothesis, and scale prioritized features from ideation to market
  • Experience managing and developing API-enabled products and experiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including strong presentation skills to interface successfully with a broad variety of stakeholders
  • Proven leadership to drive cross functional teams to a consensus and manage groups without direct authority
  • Proficient in Agile methodology, including backlog grooming, collaborating with Scrum Master, architects, developers and other subject matter experts

Discover Financial Services 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, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2019-11-10

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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