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Development Product Owner I

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Job ID R0064746 Date posted 07/23/2021

Purpose of Job

~This role offers a work from home option.

~~Multiple openings available for this role.


Serves as a direct representative of the business on an agile team. Attains, understands, and communicates business vision and needs in order to write and refine user stories, prioritize work, and provide guidance to technical teams. Uses critical thinking, problem solving, and Agile principles to partner with business owners, subject matter experts, and the development team to build effective solutions. Possesses a proficient knowledge and understanding of and ability to work within multiple delivery methodologies, including Agile and other approaches, to deliver business value.

Job Requirements

About USAA


USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.


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Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role. 
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled. 
  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities. 
  • Works with business and Subject Matter Experts to understand business strategy and vision and then writes, refines, accepts and prioritizes stories and/or features to support effective and compliant solutions while balancing investment and business value.
  • Owns and maintains a prioritized work backlog for one or more Agile teams.  Product backlog includes complete user stories with acceptance criteria so that they are consumable and testable by the Agile team or program.  Reviews and accepts output of I/T and/or business development to ensure specified acceptance criteria have been completed.
  • Serves as direct representative of the business with one or more delivery teams, representing the customers' perspective throughout the product delivery cycle.
  • Participates in a cross-functional team of user experience partners, designers, business analysts, developers, testers and others to develop, execute and release in alignment with program and/or product road maps. 
  • Partners with sponsors, stakeholders, and IT to facilitate, the translation of business requirements from relevant business processes, gaining a developing understanding of the needs, measures, and risks & controls for the improvement area. 
  • Partners with change partners and key stakeholders to assist with preparing the business for the change and provides tactics and metrics for benefits, adoption, and risk. Leverages existing change management routines, as needed.
  • Executes robust test plan (user acceptance testing, production validation).
  • Demonstrates proficient knowledge in multiple business or system domains and capable of contributing to agile team at the project level.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 4 years of experience in process improvement, project delivery, business/requirements analysis or directly related to supported business operations/product line.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products, applicable databases and project management tools.
  • Proficient knowledge with multiple technical software delivery methodologies (i.e., Agile, Waterfall).
  • Proficient Experience analyzing business requirements and ability to identify opportunities to streamline business processes in accordance with risk management framework and regulatory requirements.
  • Proficient understanding of Process Engineering methodologies and Change Management practices.
  • Experience working independently to gather business requirements, process flows and use cases to develop and deliver on business capabilities within the approved methodology, writing user stories, and following the development process through user story acceptance.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to identify, analyze issues and prioritize solutions/decisions.

Preferred Skills:

  • SAFe or Scrum Alliance certification as Product Owner or equivalent and/or Project Management certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects from idea through delivery.
  • 2+ years of experience in Real Estate Lending, Banking or Financial Services.


When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.  This will take approximately 5 minutes.  Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.


Compensation:
USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $80,200 - $144,500.


Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.


Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average. 


Shift premium will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours. 

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


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