Commercial Business Analyst/Product Owner in Detroit, Michigan
Posted 09/22/22


  • Top 25 U.S. digital financial services company committed to developing award-winning technology and services.
  • Named one of the top three fastest-growing banking brands in the U.S. in 2020.
  • Offers a full suite of products including mortgage lending, personal lending, and a variety of deposit and other banking products (savings, money-market, and checking accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), and individual retirement accounts (IRAs)), self-directed and investment-advisory services, and capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered.


  • Fast paced, highly collaborative, teamwork-oriented environment
  • Make an immediate impact in this high visibility role
  • Ability to drive change within the organization with a focus on advancement in technology and programs
  • Top-notch leadership committed to developing people

Primary responsibilities include the grooming and prioritization of a backlog of operational reporting requirements, from initial elaboration through to user testing, distribution and demonstration at time of product launch. The ideal candidate will act as product owner through successive Agile sprints, liaising with developers, solution architects and technical leads to ensure that business requirements and priorities remain at the forefront. Furthermore, they will be the key point of contact for a variety of stakeholders, including customers in the fields of finance and accounting, portfolio management, credit administration, supplier management, remarketing, collections, and onboarding. The product owner will play a pivotal role in understanding both the nuances of the business requirements and the technical capabilities of the reporting and analytical tools available, facilitating understanding and collaboration between the customer and the IT department.

  • Manage a backlog of 100+ operational reporting requirements, ensuring strong prioritization, clear documentation, and aggressive solutioning through successive Agile sprints and project releases
  • Liaise with IT resources, including developers, modelers and tech leads, to ensure that business requirements, mockups and WHY statements are translated into effective and intuitive reporting solutions
  • Act as primary point of business contact, providing clarification and status updates throughout the lifecycle, and facilitating meetings and touchpoints for collaboration
  • Become a subject matter expert on the front-end usage and navigation of key reporting tools (IBM Cognos, Power BI). Provide job aids and demonstration sessions for other end-users
  • Translate requirements into strong business recommendations for associated reporting models, frameworks, and tools
  • Assist end-users and BAs with the elaboration of business use cases, WHY statements, acceptance criteria, test cases for validation, and final distribution requirements
  • Expand and embellish backlog with post-production defect tickets and enhancement requests, prioritizing these together with the original scope
  • Maintain list of key contacts throughout the organization, so that blockers can be escalated to upstream horizontals, and dependent action items assigned
  • Represent the reporting team on Change Governance boards, project meetings, scrum ceremonies, and new initiatives
  • Leverage JIRA analytics to report status and scope to respective BAs, Product Owners, End Users and Project Leaders as requested
  • Support and/or lead risk related investigations and analysis when needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

Mandatory Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred
  • 5+ years in business intelligence or financial services field.
  • Willingness to travel to support deployment and operation resource activities
  • General understanding of SQL, relational databases, and framework modeling
  • Experience of using/navigating in a variety of reporting tools (IBM Cognos, Power BI, Access Databases, Excel)
  • Experience with Agile methodology (Jira)
  • Experience with documentation tools (Confluence, SharePoint)
Desired Skills:
  • Exceptional written and oral communication style, with strong presentation skills (PowerPoint, Visio, Cognos Workspace, Power BI)
  • Understanding of use cases, test cases, project releases, scrum ceremonies and data dependencies
  • Strong collaboration skills, with ability to bridge between IT and business resources on a daily cadence
  • Business analysis background, strong problem-solving ability, can apply general organizational knowledge of the business and systems processes to problem analysis
  • Comfortable conducting end user training, giving clear direction, demonstrating teamwork and time management skills as well as Agile and modified Waterfall methodologies
  • Proven success working with business and IT stakeholders to support delivery of reporting and analytics solutions
  • Employee Type: Contract
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Category: Information Technology
  • Date Posted: 09/22/22
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