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Product Owner at Ascensus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, helping over 8 million Americans save for the future. We deliver our services through internal and external web applications that focus on financial recordkeeping, administration, and program management services. We are experiencing exceptional growth. Just recently, Ascensus was named to the Inc. 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in U.S. by achieving 65% revenue increase over three years!

We have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Product Owner to be responsible for the roadmap and execution of carrying out the vision for the assigned Program (Digital, Foundational, EIM and Business Process). The Product Owner is the member of the team responsible for defining Stories and prioritizing the Team Backlog so as to streamline the execution of program priorities, while maintaining conceptual and technical integrity of the Features or components the team is responsible for.

***This position can be remote anywhere in the state of Minnesota***


  • Creates and maintains the Product Backlog.

  • Prioritizes and sequences the Backlog according to business value or ROI

  • Assists with the elaboration of Epics, Themes and Features into user stories that are granular enough to be achieved in a single sprint.

  • Conveys the Vision and Goals at the beginning of every Release and Sprint

  • Represents the customer, interfaces and engages the customer

  • Participates in the daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings, Release Planning, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives

  • Inspects the product progress at the end of every Sprint and has complete authority to accept or reject work done

  • Can change the course of the project at the end of every Sprint

  • Terminates a Sprint if it is determined that a drastic change in direction is required

  • Maintains relationships with the business and the client to understand the current and changing needs

  • Actively involved in Organizational readiness activities

  • Primary point person internally and externally for the team for updates and feedback

  • Identify and maintain the KPIs need to support the team and assigned product


  • Undergraduate degree in business or technology related fields.

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in the assigned business domain: 401(k), IRA, 529, etc

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a leadership role with proven experience building and leading a data science organization or practice.

  • Strong technical background and knowledge

At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity-housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.

As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.

Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws ("Protected Status").

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