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Product Owner | Flex

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  Operations
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  8724

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.

 

What you do:

You will articulate and determine the vision, benefits, and roadmap for the team's partner data product. You will oversee and approve of the work throughout the entire development life cycle including design of the product life cycle.

 

  • Develops and prioritizes backlog around internal Product and Distribution needs, external Partner needs, company initiatives, and capability enhancements
  • Adheres to industry standards during requirements and build
  • Empowers the team to determine flow of work in alignment with team level priorities
  • Creates and verifies stories are in line with the program vision and scope; accepts or rejects completed stories in partnership with the team
  • Knowledge or experience with DTCC and ACORD layouts & structure is a plus
  • Ensures the team is aligned to the Program Increment Objectives, and Iteration goals are clearly defined and communicated
  • Meets regularly with Product Management to keep stakeholders informed on how much incremental value has been generated
  • Collaborates across other Agile/Scrum teams to ensure system integration is considered and validated
  • Engages appropriate business partners to ensure the team has direct understanding for story development
  • Works closely with teams to refine stories and acceptance criteria to ensure they deliver a complete product to market
  • Answers the team’s questions during development and testing, serving as a proxy for the customer
  • Responsible for involving appropriate partners to ensure acceptance criteria has been met
  • Provides deep product expertise and ensures the product is built in alignment with the product vision
  • Maintains a solution focus, facilitating “here’s how we can” versus “here’s why we can’t” mindset

 

What you bring:

  • 6 or more years experience required: insurance and financial services
  • Four year degree or equivalent experience
  • CSPO preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months

 

What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we're proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we're routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.

 

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.