DRIVIN is changing the way used-car dealers source their used-car inventory. Using proprietary technology and actionable local market data, DRIVIN sells, sources, acquires and delivers used-car inventory for used-car dealer partners across the country.

Technical Product Owner at DRIVIN
  • Summary:

    We are fast-paced, forward thinking and driven by data.
    We are accelerating the used car industry.
    We are looking for creative, talented, hard-working individuals to join us.
    Buckle up. It’s going to be a great ride.

    Based in Chicago, DRIVIN (powered by KAR) is accelerating the used car industry by bringing data and technology together in a spectacular, first-of-its-kind fashion to help dealers acquire the right cars, at the right price, right now. We are committed to delivering data-driven solutions with a high-touch, personalized level of service to each of our clients.

    We are looking for world-class individuals to join our team, including creative technologists, forward-thinking sales and marketing professionals, entrepreneurial hackers and data scientists.

    We are looking for people that will help us create a culture that is exciting, empowering, motivating and challenging. Are you interested in learning more?

    Job Description:

    THE ROLE:

    The Product Owner is a true connoisseur of our business:  understanding each team and its impact on the company, the problems we face, and the potential solutions that we can build to improve our core key performance indicators.  The Product Owner is not just a problem solver, but a problem finder; someone who proactively seeks out potential problems to solve and their relative impacts on the company should we solve them.  The Product Owner truly owns the product:  building a Vision, Roadmap and Backlog for future development that deliver viable, usable and feasible solution for the end user.   We are looking for agile team leaders with the right balance of qualitative and quantitative skillsets to create an achieve their visions, building better experiences for internal users and customers alike. 

    THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop a product Vision, showing the future impact of your product and its effect on the company
    • Build and maintain a prioritized Product Roadmap aligned to your Vision, showing the company how you are going to make your Vision a reality by creating features within your product
    • Lead an Agile development team through both Discovery and Execution, creating using stories and executing your backlog
    • Create product strategies and apply data to make informed business decisions
    • Gain a fundamental understanding of the full user experience, understanding critical paths and dependencies from your key stakeholders
    • Communicate the product features with business partners, focusing on the direct impact on the business KPIs
    • Lead, manage and collaborate with cross-functional teams, business partners and stakeholders to improve your product
    • Leverage a technical skillet to collaborate with the developers on the product team to build a core platform that can be utilized throughout the organization
    • Prioritize capabilities that benefit the varying needs of users across a heterogenous organization

    THE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree (focus in Engineering or Computer Science preferred)
    • 5-7 years of experience in customer-facing, technology related business as a product owner or developer within an Agile environment
    • Proven success developing business cases, roadmaps, product execution strategies
    • Proven success tracking impact of product releases with data, showing ROI metrics and movement across company KPIs
    • Demonstrated ability to work across an organization, incorporating feedback from internal stakeholders within Operations, Finance, Marketing and Sales
    • Strong communicator (both written and oral), and comfortable in front of varying audiences from engineer to C-level executive -- including tailoring the level of detail for the audience
    • Excellent time management skills and able to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment
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Company Reviews

“The opportunity to work with such a diverse group of people has been invaluable. Working at DRIVIN is like being with family; it doesn’t ever feel like ‘work’. We all strive for excellence in our personal capacity, as a company and when working with our dealer partners. Everyone pulls their own weight and there is endless opportunity for growth as a company as well as my career."
Michael Stephany
Senior Trader
at DRIVIN
"I like working at DRIVIN because there is a real family feel to the community here. It is rare where you can find a company full of people you absolutely love spending time with outside of work. It's always a blast here and everyone has a passion for making the company the best it can be."
Joseph Shoemaker
Senior Trader
at DRIVIN
"Working at DRIVIN is awesome. Not only do I get to see the differences we’re making in an industry usually averse to change firsthand, but I get to work with the best people around every day. Oh, and the snacks are great too."
Jenna Kowalczyk
Customer Experience Manager
at DRIVIN
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Why work with us
WE DON’T TAKE WORK TOO SERIOUSLY, WE JUST SERIOUSLY LOVE WHAT WE DO. We are accelerating the used car industry and looking for creative, talented, hard-working individuals to share in our vision of success. You’re smart. You’re driven. You like to be challenged. You’re passionate. You’re fun. You ask questions. Yeah, us too. Join our team!
Culture
AT DRIVIN, we’re steering a fast-paced and forward thinking company big on data and innovation. Our people are how we do it. Led by the top automotive industry veterans, the DRIVIN team is redefining the used-vehicle industry one car at a time.
Perks & Benefits
Unlimited Vacation
Daily Lunch Stipend
Happy Hours
Cool Work Space
Full Benefits

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