Product Management

Product Associate

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RedStream Technology

Product Associate Atlanta, Georgia

Product Associate

Contract Hybrid Role, Atlanta, GA

RedStream Technology is recruiting for a Product Associate to join the IT team of a prestigious global management consulting firm. The Product Associate will report to the Senior Product Manager and focus on driving and delivering key product lifecycle outcomes. In this role the Product Associate will help enable the Senior Product Manager to scale across several key strategic workstreams by taking on the lead coordination of day-to-day activities as part of an active product delivery team. It is crucial for the Product Associate to be closely aligned with the Product Manager to ensure a unified context and understanding of expected product outcomes and delivery of work tied to these outcomes.

Overview

Specific activities for the Product Associate may include, but are not limited to:

  • Define and create the project release/s backlog. This would be accomplished by driving, leading, and facilitating various requirements/design/scoping sessions with various teams, stakeholders, and sponsors
  • Drive, and where necessary, optimize the ceremonies of Agile Scrum practices to structure the work of the team in day-to-day activities
  • Drive some product discoveries, analyses and migrations from on-premise to cloud solutions

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • You will build and manage the backlog of product features, i.e., you will create, define, and write user stories, including acceptance criteria, definitions of done, and grouping into appropriate epics/themes
  • You will lead and drive the sprint and release planning together with team, including story estimation (product/design/engineering)
  • You will continuously groom the backlog to ensure items are clearly defined and prioritized
  • You will drive the product team through the secure product lifecycle, from quarterly planning to daily stand-ups
  • You will drive the product team through various product discoveries and cloud migrations
  • You will have regular and direct interactions with technical teams, sponsors, stakeholders, and the user community to understand the needs (business and IT communities)
  • You will work with various technology foundation and other product teams to arrive at the solution that best supports the desired business outcomes
  • Ensure that the KPI’s you define balance the needs of the organization (provide relevant functionality, leverage Firm-approved platforms and products, and meet the Firm’s security and operational objectives) with the needs of maintaining a strong, thriving, healthy team

Desired Skills

  • Strong leadership skills (e.g., ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders, leverage whole product team and their skills)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, global team environment
  • Willing to dive into a problem space and to go outside one’s comfort zone to learn and push the team to do the same
  • Believes in the mindset of “Doing the right thing” and not bowing to what may seem as “critical deadlines”
  • Past exposure to financial corporate software development projects and financial vendor products/commercial packages
  • Ability to document and communicate complex topics via various channels (PowerPoint, Word, Miro, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and resource allocations within expected timelines to meet deliverables
  • Understanding and expertise in cloud technologies; and exposure to migrating products from on-prem to cloud

Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of work experience in product management and delivery of both custom developed applications and vendor packaged applications in the finance space
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate complex messages and trade-offs and tell a compelling story
  • Deep understanding of secure product lifecycles
  • Expertise of Scrum/Agile as it relates to Product Owner activities
  • Experience working with technical & finance business teams and sufficient tech depth to engage in problem solving with delivery teams and understanding of finance acumen (knowledge of capital/equity a plus)
  • Experience working in fast-paced environment with global, disparate teams
  • Fluent about key cloud technologies and the terminology around them; eager to learn more about how/when cloud delivery can amplify business impact
  • Advanced knowledge of Jira, PowerPoint and Miro (a strong plus)
  • Ability to manage, process and apply information quickly and accurately to generate insights and next steps
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical/critical thinking skills

-Proof of COVID vaccination is required. 

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