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Product Owner
San Francisco, California  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 20, 2022
Job Id #55481 Posted April 6, 2022

  • In this product owner/manager position, work as part of a digital platform team to manage online and mobile services for and U.S. Bancorp Investment clients.
  • Work closely with other product managers, vendors and stakeholders to define, own and deliver digital client experience related to onboarding, investing, and related capabilities.
  • Partners closely with customers (internal and external), the business line(s) and Agile teams to drive the evolution of the assigned product(s).
  • Maintains and refines product backlog; creates user stories and acceptance criteria and prioritizes all stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum business value that align with product strategy.
  • Acts as primary liaison between the business and Agile teams, ensuring the teams understand vision for the products.
  • Work closely in a hands-on style with development team including addressing daily prioritization needs, providing real-time feedback and answering questions on an ongoing basis.
  • Works with Product Management to set release dates, determine when sufficient value has been delivered to release to market, understand tradeoffs between schedule, scope and budget and communicates this information to the organization.
  • Employs product management practices and tactics including customer research, data and analytics, and market research.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience
  •  5-7 years of work experience in financial services, including 10+ years in an online digital product management role
  • Experience working in Agile product development environments
  • Ability to successfully partner with product management, user experience, marketing, business analysts, technology, operations, customer service, risk management, legal/compliance and data teams
  • Experience writing vision documents, stories and other Agile product owner artifacts, working through development and deployment with a well-established process to deliver on project plans
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills
  • Strategic thinker with a positive, action-oriented drive
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications
  • Proven collaborator and team player as well as success working in a matrix environment
  • Experience working with strategic partners and vendors
  • Experience in wealth management, a plus
  • Experience with brokerage & investments retail client-facing development, including building client onboarding experience, research tools, and strong knowledge of online investing is a plus.
Preferred Skills/Experience
  • Excellent ability to collaboratively develop and evolve a product backlog
  • Well-developed ability to develop and articulate a product vision that supports outcomes, value and prioritization of work
  • Thorough understanding of the Lean/Agile mindset
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills including ability to collaborate with and empower teams
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer navigation skills

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