Senior Product Owner - Investment Operations, Post-Trade Processing

Location: Bad Homburg, DE; Copenhagen - Headquarters, DK; Kyiv, UA; London, GB

Senior Product Owner for Investment Operations

Do you want to make a difference for SimCorp Dimension users? Do you want to own the product and serve as a customer proxy? Would you thrive defining roadmap and accepting iteration increments? Then you might be one of our Product Owners in Investment Operations Offer, Accounting & Operations Offer Line.

Your qualifications 

  • Strong knowledge with Post-Trade processing, especially with Settlement, Confirmation Matching, SWIFT, knowledge of CSD-R would be an advantage
  • Strategic mindset and strong analytical skills with focus on business outcome and complete offers
  • Experience in business and system analysis, stakeholder management, backlog prioritization
  • Strong facilitator and presentation skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • A positive spirit but with authority to "control" an uncontrolled inflow of backlog items
  • Ability and willingness to encourage and motivate teams and peers, drive improvements across the Product Owners community
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience working with Simcorp Dimension or similar Investment Management systems will be an advantage
  • Personal qualities: proactive, fast-learner, high-quality mindset, responsible
  • A degree in Finance, Economics and similar alongside experience in the financial services sector

The position 

The value proposition of an Investment Operations offer is to provide investment decisions based on accurate consolidated positions and valuations. Investment Operations offer consists of aligned and empowered teams with motivated individuals working in an Agile setup.

The Product Owner (PO) has ownership of specific business areas and provides input into the overall backlog. For the specific business area, the PO will need to: 

  • Own (build, refine, maintain, and prioritize) the product backlog in collaboration with the Offer Manager
  • Understand user needs through interaction with client end users 
  • Support pre-sales, implementation and customer services as an SME in your domain 
  • Understand the commercial position of the business and the entire delivery value chain 
  • Proactively secure alignment of functional dependencies and priorities with POs inside and outside of the Offer and Offer Line.
  • Be an expert and the "go-to" person on the functionality/areas you are responsible for 
  • Own the functional dialogue with clients 
  • In addition, the PO works with development team(s) and will be required to: 
  • Ensure reliable and continuous release of value-adding solutions 
  • Assist in backlog preparation including assisting in building, refining, and maintaining the team backlog including defects and enablers 
  • Keep process of user story creation, refinement going and time adequate (just in time story elaboration) 
  • Facilitate user story "Acceptance Criteria" and ensure that the appropriate acceptance tests are included in feature delivery
  • Involve relevant stakeholders - both internally and externally
  • Share the organization's vision, answer the team's questions and listen to suggestions about adding, deleting, changing, or improving the user's goal 
  • Apply Agile principles to your work, encourage teams to follow them, leading Agility by example

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