Product Owner

Austin, USA
16 Jul 2022
14 Aug 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

We are in the midst of an important global transformation and seeking an agile, product owner to set the vision as we expand, implement our roadmap strategy & deliver on major initiatives across our platforms. Our Product team advocates for our Marketing users and our business, using data, research, strategy, and empathy to guide toward a common goal.
Reporting to the VP, Marketing Data Platform Product Manager, you will own product execution and delivery, in partnership with the Marketing technology team, ensuring they continuously deliver business value, impact, and operational efficiency across Marketing and Technology.
About You:
High Collaborative Energy:
  • Your approach is consistent with the PIMCO Core Values: collaboration, openness, responsibility, and excellence.
  • You communicate well and can explain anything to anyone.
  • You work cross-functionally to build the highest quality experiences for users
  • You relentlessly manage expectations of stakeholders and your team by aligning and improving awareness on progress, issues, and risks; even when the going gets tough, you effectively raise and communicate significant risks and issues to leadership as needed.

An Insatiable Curiosity:
  • You seek to understand the "why" and the "how" of the world around you.
  • Critical thinking is your natural state of mind. You take an analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Decompose features and requirements into user stories with corresponding acceptance criteria and prioritize into sprints; creates, owns, and refines user stories for product owner & product backlog.
  • Actively participate/lead scrum ceremonies including: Scrum, Backlog Grooming and Sprint Planning to help identify risks and impediments, raising as necessary.
  • Support all rollout activities that are critical to ensure project success -business training, documentation, release notes
  • Identifying and managing risks and impediments that affect product deliverable scope, schedule, and quality
  • Maintaining high quality assurance standards that support commitment to customer satisfaction and launching superior products
  • You think it is fun to get your hands dirty and attack problems head-on whether they are interpersonal, technological, or organizational.
An Eye for Opportunity:
  • You are customer-focused and fearless about starting the conversation.
  • Magical capability to sell and influence without authority and gain senior leadership agreement
  • Explores opportunities to implement efficiencies on existing business processes
  • Monitor team performance by creating dashboards and standardized reports to help identify continuous improvement opportunities that will support the team to work smarter and more effectively
  • You are decisive -- even in circumstances with limited information and you don't wait for someone to ask you to do something; you see a problem and try to solve it.

Position Requirements:

  • 4+ years product management experience defining vision and strategy for platform products, going through a full product lifecycle, integrating customer feedback into product requirements, and driving prioritization and pre/post-launch execution
  • Advanced knowledge of Agile Management methodologies, leading practices, tools and techniques
  • Track record of building credibility and trust through consistent behavior, high integrity, and judgment
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Business Management, Computer Science, and/or a related discipline
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Solid analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work seamlessly managing multiple stakeholders and cross functional teams across marketing and technology.
  • Highly organized, with a strong attention to detail

Desired Skills:
  • Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities, manage deadlines, and support or lead dynamic initiatives in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with Backend APIs and Data Integrations
  • Experience working in Financial Services
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity effectively and is energized working in environments where the solution is not always explicit


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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