Product Owner / Manager

Chicago Metro 60601
$55-60/hour W2 + benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Chelsea Caudill

Job Description:

AQUENT is seeking a Product Owner / Product Manager for a Fortune 100 FinTech organization located in Chicago metro. This is a long-term onsite contract that has potential to extend. AQUENT pays a W2 hourly pay rate, health benefits, 401K and more. For quick apply, please email your resume directly to Chelsea Caudill ccaudill@aquent.com. 

As a Product Owner, you will be accountable for working with our technology teams to bring the voice of the customer into our product features, ensure that features delivered are aligned with the intended business outcomes, and align work with our target architecture road map. Making a payment towards your credit card balance is one of the most fundamental yet critical touch-points we have with our customers. Given the importance of this interaction and the emotions inherently tied to it, there is significant opportunity to enhance our current infrastructure and improve our customer experience.

Product Owner specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicates the roadmap and vision to the technology team
  • Acts as the voice of the business and customer for the team
  • Incorporates design thinking and analytics to inform product design
  • Ensures a healthy backlog by regularly grooming intent with the team
  • Prioritizes the Product Backlog to maximize on business and customer outcomes
  • Defines acceptance criteria for work and accepts user stories
  • Collaborates across teams and the Product Owner community
  • Supports team with escalation and resolution of impediments
  • Works directly with team and plays a key role in key Agile and SAFe ceremonies

Product Owner basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Manager or Product Owner, ideally from a financial services, banking organization or other highly regulated work environment 
  • Highly organized, detail oriented 
  • Excellent verbal & written communications skills 
  • Relationship building skills 

Product Owner preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • 3+ years of experience translating business strategy and analysis into consumer facing digital products
  • 4+ years of experience in Agile product management
  • 3+ years of experience in digital product management

Client Description:

This client puts its money where its mouth is. As a leading financial services and tech company, they’re constantly pushing the envelope to adapt and stay ahead of trends - whether it’s trends in financial products or in the way they treat their customers. Our client sets the bar in customer experience.

Our Talent are working with “best-in-class” global marketing teams on omni-channel campaigns, leveraging innovative technologies to drive customer engagement. AQUENT Talent work alongside full-time employees presenting ideas to stakeholders and influencing business decisions every day.

Working here:

  • You’ll be pushed to bring thoughtful creative and marketing ideas to the table
  • You’ll be collaborating in an Agile environment to deliver purposeful projects
  • You’ll be working with a global brand - meeting customers where they live by leveraging AI, ML and VR