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Summary

Manage large work programs that empower advisors and help clients achieve those dreams. Work with a talented team of engineers, designers, data scientists and financial experts to define product vision, strategy and deliver experiences that drive business outcomes.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Set Product Vision: Accountable for multiple products' visions primarily within a single domain ensuring cohesive connections where applicable.

Develop Roadmap: Define roadmaps and collaboration across key team members to ensure roadmaps are synced and not duplicative. Define and track KPIs for measure of success across multiple products and stakeholders.

Gather Requirements: Capture higher level, more complex product requirements with a general understanding/knowledge of data domains in remit. Review and validate requirements gathered within team.

Defines Product: Responsible for multiple medium to high complexity products and product features from start to finish.

Stakeholdering: Deliver key messages, marketing and communications about products in their domain.

Design Partnership: Partner with design to ensure cohesive future state user visions and experiences are aligned through a one-year vision with an understanding of the Design process.

Author User Stories: Translate requirements to technical details to build and validate use cases and user stories around a product and communicate them effectively.

Feature Prioritization: Develop and maintain multiple prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation according to business value or (ROI) Return on Investment.

Data & Customer Research: Inform product decisions with both qualitative and quantitative data on our behavior and experimentation.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree.

6-8 Years of prior experience with at least 6 working in a Product Management Role, with agile team experience.

Strong data and analytics experience with a minimum of 5 years of working within a department with Analytics as a primary focus.

Proficiency with analytical platform concepts such as: data ingestion, transformation & consumption/usage, MLOps, privacy, & governance standards.

Knowledge Preferred: formal business analyst, engineering or testing experience, knowledge of the financial services industry, familiar with BI tools, certification or experience with Product Owner or Scrum Master role, experience in leadership or mentorship of a team.

Have demonstrated cross functional work in previous experience along with strong communication skills, time management, project management skills, intuition for business and high self awareness/EQ.

Have previous research experience, influence skills, initial leadership exposure, ability to translate product requirements into technical requirements, and work in ambiguity.

Solves outstanding problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

  • Agile Methodologies - Intermediate
  • Atlassian JIRA - Advanced
  • Backlog Management - Advanced
  • Business Cases - Intermediate
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) - Intermediate
  • Daily Scrum - Intermediate
  • Data Analysis - Intermediate
  • Industry Benchmarking - Advanced
  • Microsoft Power BI - Intermediate
  • Product Demonstrations - Advanced
  • Product Management - Advanced
  • Product Road-mapping - Advanced
  • Requirements Gathering - Advanced
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) - Intermediate
  • Storytelling - Intermediate
  • Technical Writing - Advanced
  • User Research - Advanced
  • Wireframing - Advanced

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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