Agile Product Owner

Midvale, Utah
Sep 01, 2023
Oct 02, 2023
Full Time

Zions Bancorporation's Enterprise Data and Analytics (EDA) team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. With a commitment to technology and innovation, we have been providing our community, clients and colleagues the best experience possible for over 150 years. Help us transform our workforce of the future, today.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Agile Product Owner to join its Data & Analytics Division based in Salt Lake City. The primary purpose of this area is to provide consistent, trusted data throughout the Enterprise.  The team concentrates on Wealth Management and Affluent data subject area.   


The Delivery Product Owner acts as an agile team member, serving as the customer proxy and is responsible for working with product management, and other stakeholders. The product owner will provide team support in an agile environment while defining work and prioritizing the Team Backlog. The Product Owner will play a significant role in the focus of the agile team and will accept stories as completed. He or she will work in a dynamic team environment to effectively deliver functionality needed to support various operations teams. 



The Delivery Product Owner will:

  • Continuously engage with the business, technology and other key stakeholders to stay informed, nurturing strong and trusting relationships and increasing business knowledge to represent product vision and customer/business needs to the team
  • Provide context for prioritizing and accepting the work demoed by the agile team, specifically ensuring the right value is delivered
  • Identify opportunities to improve product performance and customer experience
  • Help identify organizational impediments and works with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them
  • Exemplify agile principles, encourage good practices, encourage and assist team in maturing
  • Day to day activities include, but not limited to:

o   Create, own and manage the team backlog

o   Direct and work with team members (analysts, data engineers and scrum leader) to ensure accuracy and completeness of business deliverable

o   Help to identify and raise obstacles and allow the team to self-organize

o   Other duties as assigned



Technical Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Product Owner in a large enterprise utilizing scaling practices, building complex solutions using teams of teams, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), contributing to successful value delivery & agile methodology experience
  • Advanced SQL skills for data analysis (3-5 years)
  • Practiced data warehouse experience and release management processes
  • Curious and Critical thinker with track record of analyzing complex problems, documenting needs and communicating to a variety of audiences required
  • Technical understanding of data models (e.g., Teradata Financial Data Model, Industry Specific Common Data Model)
  • Experience with agile framework, values, and principles
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, including coaching and mentorship qualities
  • Excellent decision making, problem resolution, listening and team building skills
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work with various levels of leadership 



Preferred requirements:

  • SAFe POPM or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification
  • Experience as a product owner in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Banking experience


A combination of education and experience may meet requirements.



Location: This position has a hybrid work from home schedule with a minimum of three days per week in the office at the Zions Technology Center in Midvale, UT.


The Zions Technology Center is a 400,000-square-foot technology campus in Midvale, Utah. Located on the former Sharon Steel Mill superfund site, the sustainably built campus will be the company's primary technology and operations center.  This modern and environmentally friendly technology center will enable Zions to continue to compete for the best technology talent in the state while providing team members with an exceptional work environment with features such as:

  • Electric vehicle charging stations and close proximity to Historic Gardner Village UTA TRAX station.
  • At least 75% of the building is powered by on-site renewable solar energy.
  • Access to outdoor recreation, parks, trails, shareable bikes and locker rooms.
  • Large modern cafe with a healthy and diverse menu.
  • Healthy indoor environment with ample natural light and fresh air.
  • LEED-certified sustainable building that features include the use of low VOC-emitting construction materials.



Apply now if you have a passion for impactful outcomes, enjoy working collaboratively with co-workers, and want to make a difference for the clients and communities we serve.




  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees
  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products