Product Owner (Detroit, MI)

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The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We're united by our culture - a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job - it's about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Want to work on products, websites and software that support our 30,000+ team members and hundreds of thousands of clients every year? Our family of more than 100 companies is looking for a Product Owner to support our business ranging from fintech and software to sneakers, sports and real estate. A career here offers remote flexibility and an amazing work-life balance.

We pride ourselves on the welcoming culture that starts day one - this is a place where everyone can bring their entire self to work and diverse opinions are welcome.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to think strategically and a willingness to challenge assumptions
  • Prior experience in a Product Owner role
  • Experience driving product and process improvements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Driven to learn and improve oneself
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, marketing, project management or equivalent experience


Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to advocate for the product
  • Ability to strategically prioritize work
  • Experience aligning stakeholders to a diverse, prioritized roadmap across technical debt, enablers and business value items
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Prior experience or confidence working with financial markets, the mortgage industry or marketing
  • Experience with agile work environments


Job Summary

In this role, you'll build collaborative relationships with business partners and work with a highly motivated team of engineers to define work items such as stories, features and epics. You'll prioritize the team backlog to streamline the execution of priorities, while maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the features for the team. You'll be an influential team member leading the development, modification and release of systems and products.

You must be able to communicate effectively, think strategically and be comfortable with giving and receiving feedback. This team member is the primary steward of the product and communicates proactively. Technology as a whole and within our organization is constantly evolving, so if you're a curious person and looking for a place that promotes professional growth and development, then this is the job for you.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure the development team is working on the 'right' things from the stakeholders' perspectives
  • Continuously prioritize the product backlog based on market changes, client feedback and business priorities
  • Provide stakeholders with clear and consistent communication and reporting around product updates, progress, risks and roadblocks
  • Develop the product roadmap with product management to deliver the agreed upon feature(s) in line with the product vision
  • Work with business and technology stakeholders throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Ensure work is completed to agreed upon standards and in alignment with product vision
  • Display consistent and regular attendance and be readily available in a fast-paced workplace


Who We Are

Rocket Companies® is a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage®, which was founded in 1985. Today, we're a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate, automotive and more. We're insistently different in how we look at the world and committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. And we're passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We've been ranked #5 on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2021, as well as ranking #1 for Fortune's Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2021.

Disclaimer

This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.
More Information on Rock Central
Rock Central operates in the Marketing Tech industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI. Rock Central was founded in 2020. It has 1299 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Generous PTO. To see all 47 open jobs at Rock Central, click here.
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