Product Owner at DFIN

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Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Short Description

Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) provides software and services that enable clients to communicate with confidence in a complex regulatory environment. With 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, we provide thousands of clients globally with innovative tools for content creation, management and distribution, as well as data analytics and multi-lingual translations services. Leveraging advanced technology, deep-domain expertise and 24/7 support, we deliver cost-effective solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Product Owner for our Global Capital Markets product team. The role will be responsible for contributing to the profitable, rapid, and sustainable growth of the business. The Product Owner will work closely with other product owners, engineers and product designers and be responsible for driving day-to-day deliverables.
 

Responsibilities

• Convert market requirements into actionable and high-value user stories, minimal marketable features, and acceptance criteria based on market need
• Act as an evangelist for the features you manage including testing of expected behavior
• Conceptualize new ideas, research and evaluate them objectively from a financial and market perspective. 
• Collaborate with engineering to prioritize enhancements, new features and defect handling
• Operates as a product owner within an Agile team for SaaS solutions serving the B2B markets
• Prioritization and management of Product Backlog items
• Collaborate across the organization to ensure projects ae delivered on time and with agreed upon scope.
• Monitor performance of features and continually iterates for a better client experience
• Oversees feature release in an Agile environment working with engineering to deliver on commitments 
• Serves as product expert, understands user workflow; and works with engineering to deliver on commitments; conduct product demonstrations to clients and internal audiences
• Creation of product strategy documents and implementation plans related to product initiatives
• Communicate with clients and internal stakeholders regarding business needs, application features and updates
• Oversee multiple project timelines and efforts
• Demonstrated experience in successfully launching SaaS solutions to a B2B market

Qualifications

• 3+ years as a product owner, product manager, or equivalent; B2B and SaaS experience preferred
• Strong attention to detail and respect for timelines & deadlines
• Excellent written, verbal, web, and face-to-face communication skills
• Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage and prioritize multiple competing initiatives
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence others, resolve conflict, and act as Product Owner
• Engage effectively and persuasively at all levels of the organization
• Strong understanding of Agile development methodologies, ceremonies and software 
• Effective in a dynamic, matrix organization with an aggressive multi-project schedule
• Ability to work in a fast-pace environment
• Positive nature, enthusiasm, motivation and a desire for continuous improvement
• BA/BS or a combination of transferable skills and experience

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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Technology we use

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Location

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Active and honest listening – Contrary to the stereotypical, extroverted sales rep, some of my most effective and insightful client interactions are when I do the least amount of talking, and the most active listening. Client insight is exponentially easier to excavate when you stop “pitching” – and start listening.

Carey

Senior Sales Representative

What is your vision for the company?

Our business plan reflects the change in products DFIN is selling today versus what we sell in five years. DFIN today is a company that offers a lot of professional services that we added software to, but the goal is to become a SaaS company that has services to support it.

Stephen

SVP, Global Head of Engineering

What does your typical day look like?

The role of a software engineer is really about creating computational systems and ensuring they behave as designed. My day-to-day is focused mostly on writing code that provides new functionality within our products that we see a need for in the market—and providing quality control to be certain it works properly.

Herve

Senior Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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