Sr Product Manager / Owner (Southern CA based )

San Diego

28 Jun 2021

San Diego

Full Time

1

4 - 10 years

ABOUT US:

Hiring:  Senior Product Owner.  Our client, a privately-owned company that has been in business since 2009 is currently ranked in the top 5 in our industry and has won several awards! 

Position is in office however can be flexible 2 - 3 days remote

$115k - $135k base + ~ 10% bonus paid quarterly + strong benefits 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Sr. Product Owner is responsible for driving IDIQ product delivery. They work closely with product and enterprise leaders to transform the strategic roadmap into a well-defined and prioritized backlog. In addition to the daily management of the development team, they will work with cross-functional stakeholders on all aspects of product delivery ensuring an amazing user experience in every interaction. 
 

  • Lead discovery and framing exercises to translate high-level objectives into deliverable outcomes 
  • Collaborate with the product leadership team to influence strategic direction 
  • Maintain a prioritized product backlog for all assigned projects based on business value 
  • Lead discovery for assigned objectives and gain stakeholder buy-in prior to beginning project execution 
  • Define and measure KPI’s across several experience and financial categories 
  • Assist product leadership and other stakeholders in defining and executing feature launch and go-to-market plans 
  • Execute feature demonstrations for stakeholders prior to final delivery and acceptance 
  • Ensure stakeholders are aware of and prepared to use and support features delivered by you and your team 
  • Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time 
  • Collaborate with engineering resources based both locally and offshore, participate in meetings that align with offshore hours (8-10pm or 6-8 am) as needed to ensure delivery of assigned objectives 

Work Samples Requested (if possible):  

  • Process maps 
  • Test plans 
  • Story Maps 
  • UX Mockups 
  • User Stories 
  • Lead discovery and framing exercises to translate high-level objectives into deliverable outcomes 
  • Collaborate with the product leadership team to influence strategic direction 
  • Work Samples Requested (if possible):  
  • Process maps 
  • Test plans 
  • Story Maps 
  • UX Mockups 
  • User Stories   

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL:

  • 5-10 years of experience managing projects in an Agile environment 
  • A strong passion for great user experience and meeting user needs 
  • Strong analytical skills to make fact-based decisions and to document the evidence that led to those decisions 
  • Strong time management skills and project management skills 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage different projects and priorities simultaneously 
  • Ability to function and lead in a team environment 
  • Experience in product ownership, project management in consumer facing web applications 
  • Experience with process mapping and design 
  • Experience using various methods to guide discovery of a given problem (interview guides, affinity diagrams, journey maps, etc..) 
  • Experience leading discovery and framing exercises 
  • Experience leading go-to-market efforts   

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL:

  • Ownership & Drive— ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong follow-through and a focus on owning the outcome 
  • Influential and Persuasive - seen as a trusted advisor 
  • Solid understanding of users, the marketplace, competition and of future trends for the consumer credit, finance or identity theft 
  • Proven ability to clearly define a set of requirements that pinpoint business challenges and identify technical and business changes required to address them. 
  • Unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and driving results for yourself and your team members and stakeholders 
  • Experience or familiarity with the topics of information security and data privacy  
  • Certifications from at least one of the following: 
  • Scrum Alliance (CSPO/A-CSPO/PSPO) 
  • Scaled Agile (Certified SAFe Product Owner/Manager)   

 
BENEFITS AND PERKS:
Strong benefits including medical, dental, and vision (for employees and dependents). Benefits include 100% Company Contribution for Health Insurance, Life Insurance with AD&D and Employee Assistance Plan, 50% Contribution for Dental, Vision, Long Term & Short Term Disability for employees, and a 401k program with employer match. We work in a casual dress attire environment. Enjoy friendly competition with ping-pong tournaments, pool games, and more.