Senior Product Owner - Market Data in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 3/15/2021

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Senior Product Owner - Market Data
Remote
At TradeStation, we believe in empowering our customers to claim their individual financial edge. We are committed to creating a financial ecosystem that is a step ahead by delivering the best technology, services, education, and support to traders and investors (watch our Manifesto here). We are continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.
We are a team of amazing people who work together in a high-performance, goal-oriented culture to provide our customers with exceptional products and services. We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and an unlimited PTO policy.
We are actively seeking a talented and experienced Senior Product Owner, focusing primarily on Market Data, to work with a skilled team responsible for our brokerage products.
The primary focus of the Senior Product Owner is to manage the development of initiatives related to Market Data and help establish the business value for their development and implementation. 
The Senior Product Owner ensures that new products are built to specification, gather requirements, and manage prioritization within the team. The role will work closely with the product management team, stakeholders, and product development teams to ensure a clear strategic direction and return on product initiatives. You will work on a variety of short and long-term projects to address business needs and continually improve our infrastructure. 
This role is an ideal opportunity for someone with broad market data knowledge and experience who is excited to stay on top of industry trends and market data needs. 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Collaborate on the market data technical and strategy roadmaps
  • Collaborate with product management and technical teams to drive products and features from concept to launch in a fast-paced environment
  • Work in an Agile environment and continuously review the business needs, define priorities, outline milestones and deliverables, and identify opportunities and risks
  • Translate product roadmap into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria
  • Prioritize and maintain the sprint backlog for assigned products, balancing the requirements of stakeholders
  • Work closely with the technical development manager to lead the product functional design process based on an intimate knowledge of the users and technology
  • Define and execute the go-to-market plan, ensuring that product management, executives, and stakeholders have what they need to be successful
  • Act as the primary communicator and link between stakeholders and teams, including communicating team and product metrics to stakeholders
  • Analyze our data volume and trends over time to anticipate how the volume may impact our Market Data Network systems
  • Participate in emergency calls that occur due to outages, network issues, or client impacting events and aid in resolution paths
  • Manage the product life cycle from conception through release and beyond by collaborating with developers, product management, operations, and other teams
  • Work flexible hours to support a mission-critical, 24/7 system
  • Be pragmatic and results driven
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong knowledge of Agile methodologies 
  • Resourceful problem solving to help deliver critical initiatives for the company
  • Extensive knowledge of financial market data business requirements, customer needs, industry, regulatory challenges, and mission-critical technical market data redistribution solutions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills working with multiple development groups and internal stakeholders; must be an expert communicator, making sure there is buy-in from stakeholders on all major decisions and strategy, and clear instructions and deliverables for the developers
  • Ability to communicate domain knowledge, describe business requests, and clarify issues both in-person and in writing
  • Ability to partner with product management, executives and stakeholders to define the functional and technical implementation to solve business problems, including understanding high-level market data development concepts, data modeling, and writing and reviewing technical requirements documents
  • In-depth knowledge of key financial information vendor systems, distribution systems, and feed protocols
  • Understanding of market data feed API protocols and low latency data distribution solutions
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks to successful completion
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to investigate, summarize and present new product opportunities
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s/MBA a plus)
  • 5+ years of financial data product management experience or relevant finance domain-specific experience
  • Experience integrating and aligning various types of financial market data from disparate providers into a common ecosystem, preferably focusing on redistribution of that data to end-users to power a cohesive client experience
  • Experience with trading platforms
  • Experience with middle/back office trading systems is a plus