13 days old

Product Owner - P205346

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're 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.

Key member of the business who is the conduit to technology. Responsible for reviewing requirement documents that align to the product features. Ensures the pipeline (backlog) stays full and is prioritized. Reviews and approves requirement documents. Partners with Product Managers and other Product Owners to prepare features and user stories for continual planning cycles.


  • Provides status updates to the business and management.
  • Manages and prioritizes release backlogs.
  • Empowers decisions regarding functionality and priority in the sprint.
  • Leads efforts to attain product vision and objectives. Reviews acceptance criteria for requirement documents. Ensures that requirement documents meet the Definition of Ready (DoR) and are updated in the system.
  • Collaborates with development teams to follow through on business priorities and visions.
  • Partners with development team to deliver customer and business value through product features.
  • Builds relationships with internal and external partners
  • Supports overall delivery by conducting Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews. Leads and coordinates Go-Live activities including execution of deployment plans and checklists.
  • Manage production incidents by supporting release triage activities, prioritizing incident backlog, and providing regular updates. Provides recommendations to improve the incident system interface.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Technology, Finance, Engineering, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT, 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'd also look for:

  • 4+ years of experience in Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT, or related
  • 2+ years of experience in Financial Services, Technology, Customer Service, Marketing, Operations, Project Management, or related field
  • PMP or Project Management Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Master or similar
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • Mortgage Industry experience
  • Experience working with Loan Origination Systems such as, Empower, NetOxygen, Encompass, etc.
  • Experience working with document service providers such as, Wolters Kluwer, Docutech, Docu Prep, etc.
  • Experience with usage of agile development management software, testing software's like Rally, QC and others
  • Experience working with teams in different geo locations (onshore/offshore)
  • SAFe

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: 2019-10-04 Expires: 2019-11-03

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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