Product Owner - Front Office Investment Management

Location: London, GB

Product Owner  - Front Office Investment Management

SimCorp is investing heavily to extend and enhance our multi-asset class order management and trading capabilities. Do you want to make a difference for SimCorp Dimension users? Do you want to own the backlog of an agile team and serve as a customer proxy? Would you thrive defining iterations and stories and accepting iteration increments? Then you might be one of our Product Owners in the Order Management Product Area.

The position

A Product Owner (PO) is a Subject Matter Expert and acts as such within an organization. They are responsible for roadmaps, new ideas, new market segments and new offerings within their subject area and are expected to think out of the box. Scoping, prioritization, capacity allocation within their area, are all part of the PO role and ensuring compliance with the overall product strategy through collaboration with other roles is essential.

POs deliver to clients and own the client interaction needed to ensure successful client outcomes. Estimation, refinement and managing client commitments are all part of the PO role along with ensuring delivery quality and commitment profitability. POs work with features from end-to-end and have a say in how and when they are delivered.

The Product Owner is expected to have the following responsibilities and tasks

Team facing:

  • Define strategy and roadmap within their area of subject matter expertise and communicate product goal and vision to teams
  • Creating features, user story mapping, requirements validation, defining acceptance criteria
  • Ensuring backlog integrity
  • Prioritization of the feature in the backlog
  • Supporting Scrum Teams during refinement and implementation
  • Feature acceptance
  • Documentation approval
  • Maximize outcomes for clients

Across teams and Product Areas:

  • Contribute to strategy and roadmap with Subject Matter Expertise
  • Facilitate system demos and involve relevant stakeholders – both internally and externally
  • Cross-areas line backlog management: alignment, prioritization
  • Managing cross areas collaboration

External facing:

  • Define and refine scope with client
  • Estimating and managing Client Commitments / Prioritization of requests
  • Understanding of client valuable outcomes
  • Be the primary point of contact with the client for a subject or client commitment
  • Driving client partnership
  • Understand the target market space and competitive offerings
  • Expert understanding of user needs through interaction with client end users
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to gather market trends
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders and market events to gather trends
  • Ensure the integration of features in pre-sales environments
  • Ensure the integration of features in marketing and web demo portal
  • Conduct webinars, round tables, client demos, user conferences
  • Produce outcome driven material (one pagers, Q&As, etc)

Your qualifications

As an ideal candidate, you have:

  • Experience working on financial systems, ideally in the trading/execution space
  • Knowledge of financial instruments, ideally including OTC derivatives
  • The ability to take “on the fly” business decisions at a user story level
  • Ability and experience with engaging proactively with clients and internal stakeholders to solicit input for user stories
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Great facilitation and listening skills
  • Ability to multitask and highlight conflicting priorities 
  • A positive spirit but with authority to “control” an uncontrolled inflow of backlog items
  • The ability to see the big picture and can convey it to team members
  • High-level understanding of enterprise software development and the ability to work with detail when required
  • An appreciation of user experience design principles
  • The goal to make a positive impact for day-to-day users of SimCorp Dimension

Why should you apply

SimCorp offers an interesting and challenging position in an international, dynamic, and professional organisation. You will be working in an organisation that offers great flexibility with regards to planning your own work and great development opportunities professionally and personally.

Interested?
If you are interested, please send your CV by applying to the link below. In case you have questions, please reach out to Keeley Sian, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at kbm@simcorp.com. 
 
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