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Product Owner
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 23, 2022
Job Id #53043 Posted January 5, 2022

  • Partners closely with the business line, customers (internal and external), and Agile teams to drive the vision, strategy, and evolution of the assigned products.
  • Maintains and refines the product backlog, creating epics/capabilities/features to deliver on business vision and priorities.
  • Acts as primary liaison between the business and Agile teams, ensuring the teams understand the vision for the products.
  • Must have a well-developed understanding of customer needs aligned with business objectives and build close relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Works closely with Agile teams including addressing daily prioritization needs, providing real-time feedback, and answering questions on an ongoing basis. 
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Five to seven years of related experience 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ability to clearly document epics, capabilities and features including the ability to develop and articulate a product vision that supports outcomes, value, and prioritization of work
  • Work with internal and external customers to analyze the needs and align product roadmap to strategic goals
  • Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning and concept development of a product
  • Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized backlog of product features for Agile teams to pull into their backlogs
  • Solve product related problems, make decisions, complete trade-off analysis to stay on track towards business deliverable commitments
  • Comfortable working in an Agile project management framework
  • Knowledge and experience in credit card issuing/processing industry/applications
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills including ability to collaborate with and empower teams
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies
Required Skills/Experience
  • Card payment experience
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal
  • Ability to influence individuals and teams
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed analytical abilities
  • Practical application ability with Microsoft Office and Visio or similar tools
  • Proficient computer navigation skills
Preferred Skills/Experience
  • VersionOne / Jira / Jira Align
  • Deep understanding and experience with Agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge regarding U.S. Bank’s consumer and small business payments products, systems, and applications
  • Proven experience in Banking or Payments industry

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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