Product Owner - Financial Services PZ

BAE Systems.
07 Dec 2018
07 Dec 2018
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
As the market-leading provider of innovative financial crime and compliance solutions, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence helps global financial institutions to take intelligent action, control defences and evolve strategies against fraud, money laundering and other types of financial crime. With clients in over 100 countries, spanning four continents, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence counts seven of the world's top ten banks among its growing family of clients. 
Today, we have over 3,000 staff in 26 offices serving clients across the UK and Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our people apply intelligence to protect and enhance national and organisational assets so that they can grow and prosper - from improving the health and efficiency of leading corporations to protecting critical infrastructures, safeguarding vulnerable people and catching criminals.
New opportunities and risks are emerging and converging... every day. Come and be part of our team and make a real difference…
About The Team  
The successful candidate will be part of the Financial Services Engineering team, which is at the centre of the business' financial crime prevention and compliance activity. Our Engineering teams build the technologies and business-focused products that solve our clients' business problems in a scalable and comprehensive way. 
Purpose of Role
  • Maximise the value of the product and the work of the Development team.
  • Represent and champion the Business and the Customer to the Development team, and vice versa.  
    What You Will Be Doing
  • Manage the Product Backlog, ensuring focus on value.
  • Set goals for the team and accept product features and stories when they are Done.
  • Engage with many stakeholders across the business and externally, including senior and highly technical staff, to ensure the right focus is being applied to the Product Backlog
  • Engage with Product Management to align Vision and Product Backlog priorities with strategic investment initiatives
  • Work as part of the development team to share Product knowhow and collateral
  • Attend scrum team meetings as appropriate for a Product Owner
  • Track product changes through the delivery cycle and gain feedback from customers
  • Work with customer delivery teams to support existing customers
  • Champion innovation across the team to solve market business problems
  • Build knowledge around the Financial Crime business domain and the technology architectures used to support it 
  • Contribute knowledge and learnings to a Practice of Product Owners across the business.  
    Skills and Experience  
  • Experience of leading technical initiatives and teams
  • Experience of elaborating business requirements and working with technical teams to see them through to being delivered
  • Clear understanding and experience of Agile/Lean principles and development methods (e.g. Scrum / DSDM / XP / Kanban)
  • Proven ability to prioritise own activities and those of others
  • Experience of end to end solution development in a commercial environment
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, negotiation, communication and conflict management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills (listening, questioning, challenging, modelling etc.)
  • Professional Qualification (degree or significant industry experience)
  • Able to brief up to Executive level with ease
  • Able to chair and manage workshops and meetings
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner qualifications
  • Financial Services business or technology experience
  • Understanding of technical architecture approaches and how they are used in enterprise technology solutions
  • Agile tooling (Jira etc)
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Division Overview: Commercial Solutions
BAE Systems has been in the business of protecting some of the world's most important assets and networks for over 100 years. We apply the same techniques, intelligence and strategy used in defending nations and governments to businesses as well.  That's us - Commercial Solutions - a division of BAE Systems that specializes in providing businesses around the globe with the products and services they need to stay protected in today's connected world.

We offer a broad portfolio of on premise, managed and cloud-based products and services that are proven to protect our clients against financial crime and persistent cyber attackers. 
We aim to be a global industry-leading, cyber and financial crime products business and will do this by leveraging the BAE Systems brand and by delivering higher grade security solutions for our clients.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.