• Product Owner - Digital Channels

    Job Location
    United States-IL-Chicago
    Work Status
    Full-Time
    Department
    Digital Channels
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Requisition ID
    2016-1558
  • Start a Rewarding Career with Alliant

    Why Alliant?

    We’re not a typical financial institution – we’re better. We’re an innovative, strengths-based, highly-engaged group of professionals that are committed to our company and the communities we serve. We love to recognize and celebrate each other and get to wear jeans every day.

     

    Over 90% of our employees say we are a great workplace that is focused on our mission, vision and the future of banking.

     

    What will your day look like?

    As the Product Owner, Digital Channels, you will improve functionality and user experience in our online banking and mobile platforms, providing support to the Online Banking and Mobile Channel Managers.

    As the Agile Product Owner for a digital development team, you will be responsible for managing the daily digital backlog, open defects, developing user stories and acceptance criteria; communicating to internal stakeholders and frontline associates; and assisting the Channel Managers with the development of the strategic roadmap.

    You will be responsible for implementing enterprise intitiatives in the Online Banking and Mobile channels.  Resources to do the job require user experience, technical and analytical skills, effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with all levels of the organization.

    You will interface directly with many areas of the business to collect, clarify, and translate business needs into a clear end-product vision for the development team.  Throughout the sprints and delivery lifecycle, you will collaborate with the Scrum Master, Channel Manager and multiple internal stakeholders to continually iterate and enhance the vision.

    Responsibilities

    What will your day look like?

    • You will develop user stories and acceptance criteria for digital feature enhancements, serving as the liaison between development teams and the business partners
    • You will translate and communicate enhancement requirements into stories in TFS and present requirements in person to the development team
    • You will create and maintain clear acceptance criteria for user stories
    • You will priortize sprint work for the development team and provide final approval of work
    • You will participate in daily standup Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews, and Retrospectives
    • You will participate in testing for quality assurance and user acceptance
    • You will communicate with internal stakeholders on enhancement and fix requests, managing expectations and timelines
    • You will drive projects and general progress towards the completion of requirements and implementation
    • You will monitor threats, risk and opportunities that might affect the success of projects and communicate them to the Channel Managers when appropriate

    Qualifications

    What makes you a great fit?

    You’ll be a great fit if in addition to a BA/BS degree in Marketing, Business, eCommerce, Technology or related field and 2 - 5 years working with consumer-facing technology, websites/platforms, ecommerce, mobile apps or digital products. You should also:

    • Have prior experience as a channel/product owner or experience with agile/scrum software development. Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Business Analyst experience preferred
    • Have experience in the financial services industry a plus
    • Have demonstrated the ability to learn new technologies quickly
    • Have the ability to break down complex processes into simple concepts
    • Be a strategic thinker who is highly analytical and has a strong attention to detail
    • Have expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, expecially Excel.  Familiarity with HTML, CSS, user experience design, and content management systems
    • Be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and make sound independent decisions
    • Have excellent organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills
    • Experience with Google Analytics and Team Foundation Server (TFS) a plus

    When you’re happy, we’re happy!

    As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

    • Casual dress code
    • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
    • On-site massages and contributions towards gym memberships
    • Generous PTO and banking holidays off

    Still not convinced? 

    We’re on the list of 100 Best Medium Companies to work for, check it out here. For more details, you can also visit our Glassdoor and LinkedIn profiles.

     

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