Product Owner

Overview

On Site
USD 99,165.00 - 132,000.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Creativity
Product strategy
Product management
Sprint
Planning
Behavior-driven development
Mergers and acquisitions
Computer science
Presentations
Leadership
Time management
Analytical skill
Problem solving
Scrum
Software development
JIRA
Agile
Metrics
SAFE
Communication
Mentorship
Coaching
Team building
Risk management
Management
Product development
Design
Finance
Financial services
Health insurance
Life insurance
Collaboration
Ideation
Recruiting

Job Details

Product Owner - Miami, FL
Are you passionate about Product Management in FinTech? Do you have experience delivering digital products that delight consumers and add business value? If you have a track record of driving product success, applying user-centric design practices to the creative process of ideating on new products that solve customer needs and have a robust level of alternative financial service offerings, then it's time to join Western Union's Value Added Services Product team as Product Owner.

Western Union powers your pursuit.
This position will work as a member of the Value Added Services Product team responsible for defining stories and prioritizing the team backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities while maintaining the integrity of the product strategy.

The Product Owner has a significant role in realizing the vision of the product strategy and ensuring that products are services are developed with the needs of our customers in mind. This role has significant relationships and responsibilities outside the local team, including working with Product Management (who is responsible for the Program Backlog, to prepare for the Program Increment (PI) Planning), System Architects/Engineering, Customers and Business Owners.

Role Responsibilities
  • Preparation and Participation in the Program Increment (PI) Planning.
  • Maintaining the Sprint Backlog and participating in all team events (Daily Huddle, Retrospectives, Backlog Refinement, etc.) to support the team's understanding of the work.
  • Preparation and participation in the team's Sprint Planning.
  • 'Just-in-time' story elaboration.
  • Apply Behavior-Driven Development; collaborate with their team to provide stories with acceptance criteria and acceptance tests.
  • Accepting stories; validation that the story meets acceptance criteria and has the appropriate acceptance tests, meeting the Definition of Done.
  • Understand enabler work; discern upcoming enablers and collaborate with Architects to prioritize enablers.

Role Requirements
  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for [2 - 4] year(s).
  • Bachelors required, MA preferred; BS/MA in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, or related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Scrum experience required.
  • Product Owner certification from an accredited organization.
  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Works with Western Union Agile tools (JIRA, Jira Align, etc.) and the ability to systemically apply them for consistency and agile metrics tracking.
  • Understanding of team metrics to track, interpret and course correct.
  • Understanding of Western Union complex product environment and dependencies.
  • Familiarity of SAFe framework (desired).
  • Strong communication skills with ability to interact with cross-functional roles.
  • Mentoring, coaching, and team building skills.
  • Strong ability to assess risk and apply risk management practices in managing technical product development initiatives.

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us for what's next.
Western Union is positioned to become the world's most accessible financial services company -transforming lives and communities. We're a diverse and passionate customer-centric team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories, reaching customers and receivers around the globe. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations. You'll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. If you're ready to help drive the future of financial services, it's time for Western Union. Learn more about our purpose and people at
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Salary
The on-target earnings range is $99,165 - $132,000 per year, which includes a base salary, short-term incentives that align with individual and company performance. Actual salaries will vary based on candidates' qualifications, skills, and competencies.

Benefits
You will also have access to short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few ( Please see the location-specific benefits below and note that your Recruiter may share additional role-specific benefits during your interview process or in an offer of employment.

Your United States - Specific Benefits Include
  • Family First Program
  • Flexible time off
  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

Western Union values in-person collaboration, learning, and ideation whenever possible. We believe this creates value through common ways of working and supports the execution of enterprise objectives which will ultimately help us achieve our strategic goals. By connecting face-to-face, we are better able to learn from our peers, problem-solve together, and innovate.

Our Hybrid Work Model categorizes each role into one of three categories. Western Union has determined the category of this role to be Hybrid. This is defined as a flexible working arrangement that enables employees to divide their time between working from home and working from an office location. The expectation is to work from the office a minimum of three days a week.

We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.

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