Senior Product Owner

The Federal Reserve is transforming the U.S. government’s largest digital tax collections system, led by customer and data-driven insights and a commitment to modernization and innovation. This position is a unique opportunity to be part of that mission-critical Federal Reserve initiative and to join a talented and driven team committed to excellence.

Position Contributions
Are you a passionate about bringing vision to life and building great products? Is your ideal work environment a place where you can collaborate across teams and with stakeholders across the organization while managing your product backlog?  If so, we have the job for you!  As someone that lives at the intersection of development, design, and business, while constantly anchoring on the needs of end users and providing the highest quality product, you will collaborate with other development teams and their product owners to bring the digital tax collection solution to market.

What will be expected of you

·     Support product requirements and feature roadmaps from concept through delivery

·     Gather, analyze and translate business needs into actionable, clearly defined user stories

·     Prioritize user stories aligned with the product team’s overall vision and strategy

·     Work closely with Product Managers to execute the product roadmap

·     Solve product related problems, make decisions, complete trade-off analysis to manage scope creep and stay on track towards business deliverable commitment

·     Refine backlog to ensure user stories have detailed and accurate acceptance criteria and are ‘ready’ for development to start

·     Serve as a subject matter expert and primary contact for your assigned domain

·     Maintain awareness of current industry trends and innovations

·     Surface and track cross-functional dependencies and schedule to reassess priorities and manage release

·     Attend, lead and / or participate in Scrum ceremonies in the role of Product Owner (Release / Sub-Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Up’s, Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective)

·     Prioritize defect / bug resolution and manage the backlog to address product quality issues

·     Approve or reject user stories to ensure product quality

·     Provide and / or assist team with sprint demos for stakeholders

·     Collaborate with cross-functional teams (business integration, industry engagement, technology, CX/UX, QA and operations) throughout the lifecycle of the product

·     Communicate and report product-related issues and status updates to various levels of stakeholders such as SME’s and executive leadership as needed

·     Work closely with Scrum Master to keep pulse on team morale and sprint performance so that team is functioning at peak performance

·     Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Expertise you would bring
• Experience working as a Product Owner (minimum 3 years; certification preferred)
• Experience working with payments systems, cloud technologies (preferred)
• Experience working with agile software tools such as Jira (preferred)
• Experience working with geographically dispersed agile development teams
• Experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal
• Ability to put a decision making framework around complex/unclear problems
• Strong collaboration, influencing skills, and verbal and written communication skills
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Organizational and time management skills
• Attention to details
• Active listening
• Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

**To be considered for this role, candidates must be a U.S. citizen.