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Sr. Digital Technology Product Owner

*Potential for position to be Remote or Hybrid.  Preferred within the Sandy Spring Bank footprint (DC/MD/VA)*

 

About Us

 

Are you someone who seeks opportunity and has a true desire to grow your career with an organization that has enriched the lives of its clients and communities in the Greater Washington region for more than 150 years? If so, Sandy Spring Bank may be the perfect fit for you!

 

Sandy Spring Bank is a growing financial services company focused on creating real experiences for our employees, clients, shareholders and communities.  We are proud to have been certified as A Great Place To Work®, recognized by The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun as a Top Workplace, by Forbes magazine as the #1 Bank in Maryland, as well as by American Banker as a Best Bank to Work For. It is our employees who play an integral role in shaping who we are as a company and upholding what matters most to us: people and relationships.

 

To help us attract the highest quality individuals, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to those who qualify. We offer competitive market salaries, paid time off, multiple retirement savings options, full health care options, life insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, career development opportunities, tuition assistance and volunteer opportunities. We are proud to offer those, and so much more, making Sandy Spring Bank a remarkable place to work and build a career.

 

About The Job

Sandy Spring Bank is currently recruiting for a Senior Digital Technology Product Owner.  The Sr. Digital Technology Product Owner  will lead the technology team to solve complex business problems and deliver value to our business partners related to the bank’s Online and Mobile banking platform.  They act as the decision maker and curator of the sprint backlog of work for the team. You will work in close collaboration with business stakeholders, technology engineers and other technology teams to drive the launch and continuous improvement of new and existing products and services. This position will work closely with business leaders throughout the organization to promote the technology vision and implement the technology and process improvements required to achieve technology goals.

Areas of focus:

  • Supervise Business Analysts and/or other Product Owners and their respective assignments.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and overall development of staff.  Mentor associates while providing challenging opportunities to enhance growth and appraising performance.  Help to build and maintain a positive team culture.
  • Partner with business leaders to understand their problems and effectively communicate those defined requirements to the technology engineering team.
  • Define the Online and Mobile banking roadmap based on vision as developed in collaboration with the business.
  • Collaborate with the business leaders to prioritize, justify, integrate and drive product opportunities and roadmap of products and features that solve business problems and increase value to internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for guiding overall product direction through breaking down new epics, creating and validating features, and guiding prioritization sessions to balancing competing priorities.
  • Remain up to date on technology and market trends as they relate to the application of technology to the financial services industry.
  • Facilitates requirements sessions to capture user requirements; shape the requirements of how the product should scale according to market trends and business needs
  • Conducts complex business and data analysis and user research to identify opportunities and ideas to execute against
  • Work closely with the technology engineering team to ensure that solutions are aligned with the current product specifications as well as future product direction
  • Break down epics into right sized, clearly defined user stories that are value focused
  • Actively participate and lead Sprint ceremonies regarding prioritized work
  • Validating acceptance criteria and verify the work meets the business needs
  • Develops criteria of UX interviews, prototype testing, and product specifications
  • Remain up to date on technology and market trends as they relate to the application of technology to the financial services industry.
  • Know compliance responsibilities and particular requirements affecting your area of responsibility, incorporate these requirements into your business processes and procedures, perform ongoing monitoring and periodic self-assessments including reporting and corrective action as needed, and assure appropriate training to associates regarding these responsibilities and procedures.
  • Model and foster behaviors that support the Bank’s values and corporate culture creating an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, accountability and dedication to the organization.
  • Willingly perform all other duties and projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  •  Minimum of 5 years’ experience working within an agile environment; Certified Scrum Product Owner is preferred
  • Experience with online and mobile banking preferred
  •  Ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced, Agile product development environment
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, presentation, analytical, decision-making and task management skills
  •  Experience managing product development deliverables such as requirements gathering, user story writing, acceptance testing, and releases
  • Technical business analysis and/or business process improvement experience
  •  Understanding of products, processes, systems, and business objectives required
  •  Organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments to meet major milestones
  •  Must be self-motivated and also work in a team environment
  •  Must be able to multitask in a busy environment utilizing a high energy level and sense of urgency
 

Sandy Spring Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace environment.

Sandy Spring Bank requires COVID-19 vaccination(s) as a condition of employment for all employees.  Submission of Covid-19 Vaccination Card is required if hired.  Accommodations may be available for those who are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please call our job line at 1-800-399-5919 and select option 5. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.  

 

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