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Product Owner / Scrum Master (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Product Owner / Scrum Master for our client in New York, NY. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • Senior Product Owner and Scrum Master dedicated to Capital Markets Technology initiatives and projects responsible for maximizing the value for a product. Key responsibilities include defining the vision and roadmap for the product, defining and prioritizing stories in the product backlog, and articulating this to both stakeholders and the development team. This role works closely with stakeholders to understand their needs and Technology Development Team in a scaled Agile model to ensure there is alignment. They are experienced in the role of a Product Manager/Owner, expert of the product, and have a deep understanding of the business or technology domain

Responsibilities Include:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Capital Markets applications, how they are used by the business and how applications fit into the overall deal workflow;
  • Creates the vision and roadmap for the product to align with strategic direction for the business or technology domain.
  • Communicates the product vision and roadmap to C-Suite stakeholders and business teams, and drives user adoption.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to understand their needs, problems, and aligns them on priorities.
  • Creates and prioritizes features/epics in the program backlog; empowered to make decisions about trade-offs with emerging work versus planned work
  • Creates and prioritizes work for 1-3 teams. Experienced with cross-functional teams.
  • Creates and prioritizes stories in the product backlog.
  • Refines stories with the team to ensure there are enough “ready” stories to load the next 1-2 sprints.
  • Reviews and accepts stories and is empowered to make on-the-spot decisions on scope and requirements.
  • Works in partnership with the team to ensure that optimum value is obtained through technology and through an advanced understanding of the business.
  • Providing application training and demonstrations

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in information technology or computer science from an accredited 4 year university
  • MBA or MS degree preferable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Capital Markets/ New Issue/ Primary Markets (stocks, bonds, LevFin) requires approximately 8-10 years BA experience at a leading financial services organization.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking ability; ability to troubleshoot production issues and get them resolved quickly by the appropriate support team;
  • Experience working directly with the front office, ideally in a trading floor environment, is strongly preferred
  • A solid understanding of equity, bond and/or syndicated loan fundamentals is strongly preferred
  • Experience with capital markets and the syndication process is a plus.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize effectively and handle responsibilities for multiple projects / support issues concurrently
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; ability to get a point across quickly and concisely is important
  • Agile skills to write quality User Stories, effectively prioritizes the backlog/work items, defines acceptance criteria and aligns business stakeholders on priorities. JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience working as part of a global team is a plus
  • BI Tools experience is helpful; MS Office, Visio, MS Project, SharePoint

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