Lead Technical Product Owner

McLean, VA
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Sara El-Shami

Job Description:

Aquent is looking for a Lead Technical Product Owner with a backend, technical speciality for our Fortune 500 Financial client in McLean, VA. This is a full time, onsite (starting remote), 11+ month assignment with potential to extend longer term and full benefits (medical, dental, 401K). The ideal candidate is driven to build amazingly simple experiences that make life easier for people. You embrace Agile and Lean by defining, building and launching minimum viable products (MVPs). You are excited to use data driven insights to improve customer experience and provide business value. You have a passion for identifying and solving real consumer and business problems

What you'll do:

o Promote and create customer loyalty through innovative, quality driven product strategies and feature sets

o Work with a cross-functional team to translate customer needs and technology directions into new features and services

o Define, analyze and communicate product roadmap aligned with business objectives and supported by business cases, market research, customer data and competitive analysis

o Document and prioritize product specifications including goals, use cases and requirements

o Drive day-to-day prioritization of work operations, projects and scope, troubleshoot reported issues

o With partners, define and analyze metrics to measure the success of product launches; ideally even coming up with dashboards everyone can see at any time, thereby improving our speed in seeing and communicating results

What we’re looking for:

o Amazing product instincts. You are a creative expert in building and testing great user experiences and have a strong intuition for what people want or need. You have stories you could share about using testing and iteration to solve a complex problem that resulted in positive outcomes all-around.

o A love for working in ambiguity—and making sense of it. You can take in a lot of disparate information and find common themes, recommend clear paths forward and iterate along the way. This is all about being flexible, agile, dependable, and responsive in the face of many moving parts.

o Confidence. Whether you’re conducting qualitative or quantitative research, you’re an expert at extracting insights that might go against what you originally thought they’d be—in other words, you’re not someone who’s looking for validation, but instead, truth.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree or military experience

- At least 3 years of experience in product management or program management

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

- MBA or Master’s degree

- 3-5 years of experience translating business strategy and analysis into consumer facing digital products

- 2-4 years of experience in Agile 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