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Sr. Product Owner - Asset/Investment Management Systems (100% Remote Option with 50% Travel) - Contract

Job Title
Sr. Product Owner - Asset/Investment Management Systems (100% Remote Option with 50% Travel) - Contract
Job ID
27398074
Location
Ann Arbor,  MI 48108
Other Location
30309
Description

Title:  Sr. Product Owner - Asset/Investment Management Systems (100% Remote Option with 50% Travel)

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Product Owner who will work collaboratively with our clients in the asset management/investments domain to provide a clear vision of the product that will be built.  The Product Owner focuses on the end-user experience, needs and features that drive a roadmap to deliver the client’s vision.  They are also responsible for building and maintaining relationships that allow the Product Owner to act as the customer proxy and use influence to overcome hierarchal challenges.

The ideal candidate will have experience as a Scrum Master with the ability to help our teams deliver results against some of the most complex business and technology initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Build business cases on-site with our asset management/investments clients to prioritize features through market research and competitive analysis
  • Manage and align product roadmap with customers, and client stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the designers, architects and engineers to iterate on the MVP scope.
  • Manage product backlog with well-groomed user stories that are easy for the engineers to estimate (Jira experience preferred)
  • Communicate the value of the product or new features to internal and external audiences 
  • Recognizes and prioritizes the most important work for product teams (short-term and long-term work)
  • Responsible for working with team(s) to surface and implement / address improvements / remove impediments that have implications across the department
  • Balances tradeoffs among product value, design and technology
  • Acts as the voice of the customer, interfacing with enterprise leaders as an advocate for your product
  • Identifies audience, user groups, needs and feature requirements.
  • Aligns user needs and business value while streamlining and championing delivery channels for product delivery. Includes technical and go-to-market delivery.
  • Develops feature requirements and acceptance criteria while acting as final release gatekeeper for new functionality
  • Define and launch minimum viable products, adding key features/requirements incrementally
  • Scrum Master – Preferred
    • Lead team to accomplish highly complex, significant achievements while encouraging self-organization
    • Lead/Participate in quarterly Program Increment planning sessions
    • Facilitate road mapping, sprint planning sessions, retrospectives, and demos
    • Ensure cross-team coordination
    • Provides relevant metrics to gauge team progress with a continual focus on improvement
    • Work with other Scrum Masters to define, reinforce and maintain a consistent practice across the organization
    • Prepare and deliver verbally and orally effective communications regarding progress and status for both internal and client teams
    • Perform hands-on work, including analysis, design, testing, change management, as needed by the team
    • Strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellence

Requirements: 

  • Strong knowledge of the asset management/investments domain  
  • Experience working in large scale middle office/ back office integration or migration programs
  • Experience with core middle office data domains - IBOR, Risk, Trading, and Portfolio Management
  • Good understand of asset management capabilities - Portfolio management, execution, compliance, post trade, performance, risk, reporting etc.
  • Experience writing business use cases and user stories
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Exposure to cloud platforms
  • Experience with SQL is a plus
  • Willingness and ability to do up to 50% travel to client sites
  • Bachelors or Graduate degree (MBA) preferred
  • Prior experience as a consultant will be a big plus for this role
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 
  • 10+ years of product management experience, preferably in enterprise or consumer software
  • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master 
  • Agile practitioner mindset and proficiency in Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and iterative development practices
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills 
  • Strong attention to with excellent writing, presentation skills
  • Experience working as a Product Manager in a modern software development based enterprise environment
  • Experience working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis 
    Flexibility to work with teams, individuals and executives and willingness to help with a wide variety of work products and people
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team
  • Experience spearheading initiatives that span across multiple business groups
  • Experience creating, prioritizing and accepting user stories
  • Experience conducting user research and testing to understand needs
  • Experience identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value

Preferred but not necessary skills to have:

  • Operated as a Scrum Master within SAFe
  • Test Driven Development

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