Product Owner

Rolling Meadows, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #57110 |
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Onward has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Product Manager/Owner with one of our top clients working outside of Chicago, IL. We are currently seeking this individual for an 8-month extendable contract opportunity. 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 a significant opportunity to enhance our current infrastructure and improve our customer experience.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicates the Payments 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 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 the team and plays a key role in key Agile and SAFe ceremonies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience
  • 1+ year(s) working in product management
  • Technical understanding and interest in learning about new technologies
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to broader team roadmap/strategy

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
  • Familiarity/experience working in Agile
  • Experience with basic data publishing patterns (streaming, ETL)
  • Experience with relational & non-relational data structures
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure
  • Hands-on experience with data analysis/tools

​Does this sound like you? Apply today!


Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.