Product Analyst at Affinitiv

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Join our award-winning A-Team! 

Ready to produce exceptional results with exceptional people?  Get in touch, we would love to get to know you. 

Affinitiv is the largest provider of end-to-end, data-driven marketing and software solutions exclusively focused on the automotive customer lifecycle. Backed by 20+ years of automotive and marketing expertise, we pride ourselves on being the go-to experts in the industry. Not only do we work with over 6,500 dealerships and every major manufacturer in the country, we’re well-versed in OEM standards and the intricacies of a dealership or group’s local business.

Our Product Analysts are important business partners between our engineering organization and our business objectives. As a Product Analyst you will serve as a liaison between your development team, the Product Owner(s) that you align with, and the Product Director to gather, document, and write software business requirements for the application as well as function as your team's Scrum Master to help guide them through the Scrum process framework. Product Analyst will work hand in hand with the Product Owner to execute on the vision that is laid out by the Product Director.

Position Responsibilities:

  • As Scrum Master for your team, help foster Scrum values and coach the team through the various Scrum Events.
    • Ensure that Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective take place.
  • Receive business requirements from the Product Director and refine them within the context of our software so that they are usable by the development team for creating new increments of software. Usually this means translating language from the Epic so that the engineers and QA have a clear, concise task to work on that is in the context of the Loop system and does not have any vague language.
    • Work with the sprint team to triage the Epic from the PD, break into individual implementation cases, and get estimates on those cases.
  • Meet regularly with the Product Owner and Product Director to plan iterations.
    • Heavy focus on execution of vision aligned with planned strategic areas of product investment.
  • Document software implemented by development team in Confluence for future reference by the development team and other internal departments.
    • In practice, this means every new feature (or bug that ends up changing functionality) will have a Confluence document link to the relevant documentation for that feature.
  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert for your product to help bridge the gap between business users and the development team.
  • Fill in the Release Notes field for all cases. Since the PA is working closest with the new feature, they will know the important details to include in the note for the training department to focus on in the Product Release Notes document.
  • Report on common sources of technical issues or questions and make recommendations to Product Director on ways to improve the product.
  • Navigate, and traverse the software development life cycle through engagement with the engineering teams and processes
    • Monitor and build new dashboards and capacity/velocity expectations
    • Monitor engineering availability.
    • Ensure plans include QA automation and regression planning
    • Engage in the scheduling of hotfixes and redeploys, when necessary
    • Stay involved in ongoing refinement of requirements
  • Constantly evaluate ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer.

Position Requirements:

  • Exceptional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional writing skills demonstrated by delivering clear and correct communication.
  • No programming experience required but should have at least an intermediate understanding of software development concepts.
  • Ability to analyze complex data or system issues to provide actionable recommendations.
  • Ability to identify, develop and document requirements that clearly support and communicate needs to stakeholders, developers, and supporting teams.
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot data inaccuracies, identify root causes and help recommend corrective action.
  • Prior Scrum experience and certifications strongly preferred
  • Prior Jira/Confluence experience preferred

Work from Here

At Affinitiv, we have the best of both worlds.   Our team members have embraced remote work and our Work from Here program allows for remote working and the utmost flexibility while keeping in person collaborating thriving in a safe work environment.   Our Work from Here approach gives team members a choice to work on campus or remote, leaders can hold in person or virtual team meetings to collaborate and cultivate relationships.

Affinitiv knows you have interests outside of work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and 401K effective day 1 just to name a few.   We also offer generous PTO so you can enjoy off time with family and friends.   

At Affinitiv, we celebrate diversity, equality, and an inclusive environment.

Affinitiv is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are extended to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business needs. Affinitiv is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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Location

We are located in the southwest corner of The Loop, right on the river! Just over the bridge from Union & Ogilvie and a few blocks from two L stops.

What are Affinitiv Perks + Benefits

Affinitiv Benefits Overview

Every employee is valued at Affinitiv and our employee's health and well‑being are important to us. We are proud to provide employees and their dependents with valuable and significant benefits. You and your family have unique needs, which is why Affinitiv offers a variety of benefit plans from which you may choose.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Affinitiv's C -Suite is 38% diverse including our CEO, Sid Nair. Affinitiv recently launched a Diversity charter & Inclusion council to celebrate our differences, drive business success & have fun!
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
The Affinitiv Diversity Council is BRIDGE: Building Real Inclusion via Deliberate Growth and Empathy.BRIDGE is a group of Affinitiv team members & leaders focused on diversity, equality & inclusion.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
At Affinitiv, we celebrate diversity, equality, and an inclusive environment. Affinitiv is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and where differences are celebrated.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Affinitiv, we embrace "work from here" culture, so wherever that might be we are open and flexible on work location arrangements during our core business hours of 8-5 CST.

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