Senior Product Owner - Web API in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 7/21/2021

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Senior Product Owner - Web API
Virtual US or Costa Rica
TradeStation is an online brokerage firm seeking to level the playing field for self-directed investors and traders, empowering them to claim their individual financial edge.  At TradeStation, we're continuously pushing the boundaries of what's possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.  We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a generous PTO policy.
The Product Owner provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on the web API side of our trading products used by thousands of clients every day. These award-winning trading applications are the lifeblood of our clients and provide vital tools to enhance their quest for financial freedom. In this role, the Product Owner is responsible for partnering with various departments to help understand, prioritize and define the customer and business roadmaps, while working as a member of an Agile development team. Candidates are expected to rely on experience and judgment to plan and to execute on a variety of complicated tasks and deliverables. A wide degree of technical proficiency, creativity, and latitude is expected.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Work with existing Product Owners and business stakeholders to capture and prioritize requirements and to execute the appropriate features with the development team via Agile methodologies
  • Work with Technical Leadership to understand epics and prioritize user stories required to deliver business value
  • Translate and communicate the customer, business and market needs into product requirements
  • Align with internal teams to understand product technology needs
  • Coordinate and manage the release management pipeline (executive demos, align marketing strategy and prepare client services for delivery)
  • Manage the product life cycle from conception through release and beyond
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with emphasis in understanding, documenting, and informing complex technical subjects
  • Represent TradeStation products in client facing events
  • Enjoy spending time analyzing competitors and to have a clear understanding of the opportunities or issues leading the financial services industry. Identify and execute on innovative solutions to these items
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong analytical, technical, oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to plan and organize schedules to achieve desired objectives
  • Ability to present projects to technical and non-technical staff
  • Team player who can work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated expertise in technical business analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to translate high level topics to a technical level and back
  • High level understanding of public facing RESTful web services
  • Deep knowledge of Agile methodologies
PREFERABLE BUT NOT REQUIRED:
  • Strong professional software development experience with mastery of at least 1 modern programming language
  • Experience developing C# and .NET versions 4.0 and greater
  • Understanding of OOP design patterns & SOLID principles
  • Cloud architecture and deployment Knowledge (AWS or Azure)
  • Experience with trading platforms
  • Experience dealing with high throughput systems
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s/MBA, a plus)
  • Senior level experience as a business analyst/development manager/technology architect/product manager
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