16 days old

Senior Product Owner - P126230_S2

Riverwoods, IL 60015
  • Job Code
    P126230_S2

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 which 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 through the agile team. Responsible for writing user stories that align to the product features. Ensures the pipeline (backlog) stays full and is prioritized. Internally focused on the Agile team and implementation. Senior Product Owner plays a significant role in quality and is the only team member empowered to accept user stories as done. Supports one or more Agile team. This role has significant relationships outside the local team, including working with the Product Manager to prepare features and user stories for continual planning cycles. Mentors other product owners and provides direction on more complex features.

Responsibilities

  • Works with a dedicated Agile development team to deliver complex customer/business value through product features. Is the conduit to other business partners for this team.
  • Provides periodic status updates to business stakeholders and upper management. Is the point of contact for the Agile team with the business and SMEs.
  • Empowered to make all critical decisions regarding functionality and priority in the Sprint. Signs off to "accept" each user story during sprint.
  • Manages and prioritizes the sprint backlogs continually with team input (prior to and during the backlog grooming sessions).
  • Collaborates with other Product Owners and/or Product Manager to uphold business priority and vision.
  • Develops complex user stories from prioritized features in collaboration with Product Manager.
  • Champions efforts to attain product vision and objectives. Writes acceptance criteria for user stories. Ensures that user stories all meet Definition of Ready (DoR) and are updated in the Agile Management Tool.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Technology, Finance, Engineering, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience as Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience as Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • 6+ years of experience in roles that require process analysis, initiative ownership, or operations leadership
  • Direct experience translating strategies into execution
  • Scaled-agile experience
  • Experience driving improvement in business or operations processes (lean experience a plus)
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex topics between business and technical audiences
  • Experience in consumer lending

Skills Desired:

  • Rally, Jira, or similar tools
  • Visio or similar process mapping tools

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.



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  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-10-01 Expires: 2019-10-31

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