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Ally Principal Product Owner in Charlotte, North Carolina

Ally and Your CareerAlly Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too? The OpportunityThe Digital Product Principal is responsible for leading, developing and executing projects from conception to implementation as we build our Wealth advisory product. The candidate will primarily be responsible for executing on the product vision by owning the team to build a simple and intuitive user experience including end-to-end production definition, cross-team planning and coordination, design and launch using a variety of leading-edge development methodologies. This role works closely with the Product Director and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Work Itself• Actively partner with the Product Director and business Product Manager to develop features that focus on optimization, innovation, and the client experience.• Facilitate and lead requirements capturing session with business partners. Work with cross-functional teams to identify key business requirements that address competitive differentiators, client usability, revenue generations, fulfillment and client service needs, risk mitigation, and overall customer happiness.• Write and maintain detailed requirements that include defining the customer experience and identifying systems and processes that need to be improved. This includes the definition of use cases and user workflows.• Work closely with design/usability teams to clearly define the user experience specifications.• Provide feedback/assistance in converting all requirements into viable user stories for Scrum methodology.• Be the SME for providing guidance and clarification with any requirements/stories as required and giving assistance with any impediment resolution. Work closely with technology and QA during the development cycle to ensure features are developed, tested, and ultimately accepted/released to production.• When applicable, work with vendors that support or will support your features. This includes helping the Product Owner define any deliverables from a contract perspective that are required to support products/features.• Be willing and able to work on projects of all sizes and importance.• Be able to conduct industry and competitive analysis in order to inspire changes to the customer experience or product offering.The Skills You Bring• Experience in financial services industry or have working knowledge of the brokerage industry as well as knowledge of online self-directed trading space. FINRA licenses/certifications a plus.• 5+ years of overall product owner experience.• Deep understanding of online investing/trading.• Experience in working in Agile/Scrum product development lifecycles.• General understanding of website technologies.• Experience collaborating in a dynamic, fast-paced, cross-functional environment.• Strong communicator who can effectively process constructive feedback while keeping the user and brand in mind. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Minimum BA/BS degree: Business, Finance, Computer Science degree preferred.How We’ll Have Your Back Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:• Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.• Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.• Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally and financially.• Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and child care discounts.• Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs. Who We AreAlly Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com. Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. 2E Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled