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Senior Product Owner – Card Acquisitions

| North Suburbs

Job Description

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

The candidate will provide support to Card Acquisition Credit Management teams for the implementation of Credit Management Strategies and initiatives. The role is critical to ensure initiative delivery of the credit strategies are as efficient as possible. The individual will drive results by coordinating initiative delivery across multiple technology agile teams and ensure target dates for deliver are met. The selected candidate will also need to coordinate both requirement alignment and user story creation by engaging all necessary business stakeholders including Credit Decision Management, Credit Operations, Credit Bureau, Third Party Risk Management, and Legal. Strong communication, technological understanding of our current environment, and the ability to multitask across multiple initiatives will be necessary for success in this position.

Key member of the business who is the conduit to technology through the agile team. Responsible for writing user stories that align to the product features. Ensures the pipeline (backlog) stays full and is prioritized. Internally focused on the Agile team and implementation. Senior Product Owner plays a significant role in quality and is the only team member empowered to accept user stories as done. Supports one or more Agile team. This role has significant relationships outside the local team, including working with the Product Manager to prepare features and user stories for continual planning cycles. Mentors other product owners and provides direction on more complex features.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Business Owners and technology partners to prioritize initiatives and functionality with a focus on success criteria.
  • Manages and sets expectations with the stakeholders and possesses strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience working with internal and external business partners, driving and completing concurrent projects on time and within budget
  • Ability to create the vision for larger initiatives across multiple teams.
  • Effectively capture requirements that clearly communicate what is being requested.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to provide and receive feedback
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and a logic based approach to problem solving
  • Works with a dedicated Agile development team to deliver complex customer/business value through product features. Is the conduit to other business partners for this team.
  • Provides periodic status updates to business stakeholders and upper management. Is the point of contact for the Agile team with the business and SMEs.
  • Empowered to make all critical decisions regarding functionality and priority in the Sprint. Signs off to “accept” each user story during sprint.
  • Manages and prioritizes the sprint backlogs continually with team input (prior to and during the backlog grooming sessions).
  • Collaborates with other Product Owners and/or Product Manager to uphold business priority and vision.
  • Develops complex user stories from prioritized features in collaboration with Product Manager.
  • Champions efforts to attain product vision and objectives. Writes acceptance criteria for user stories. Ensures that user stories all meet Definition of Ready (DoR) and are updated in the Agile Management Tool.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Technology, Finance, Engineering, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience as Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience as Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • 6+ years of experience as Product Owner, Business Analyst, Customer Service and Relationships, IT, or related field
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What are you waiting for? Apply today!

And by the way, while you’re waiting to hear from us, don’t forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers.

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

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Location

Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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