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Product Owner in Norfolk, VA at PRA Group

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

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Job Description

We invite you to explore a future with us at PRA Group, a diverse and growing company that has a tangible impact on the global economy.

Position Summary: 

PRA's Product Owners are responsible for applying techniques of process engineering, agile development, scientific method, data mining & statistical analysis., understanding the business strategies, goals, systems, processes and regulatory obligations and provide recommendations for improvements.

Additional Product Owner daily functions would consist of (but not limited to) creating and managing Epics, Features and Stories with detailed acceptance criteria, working with the IT Agile teams to ensure understanding of business requests, providing support in impediment resolution, attending demos to review the results against acceptance criteria and provide approvals.

This role will liaise with vendors and with other departments including IT, Operations, Legal Recoveries, Bankruptcy, General Counsel, Acquisitions, Compliance & Finance, and Training.
Key Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):                                 

  • Collaborate with business area owners and stakeholders to identify and prioritize their needs to achieve improvements in profitability, compliance, productivity and data quality
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders; leverage their insight to develop great products and identify cross-organizational synergies and dependencies  
  • Conduct analysis to identify the impacts of requested initiatives on the technical environment
  • Manage Epic, Feature and Story backlog items within Version One in a Scrum environment including clearly defined acceptance criteria.
  • Provide direction and guidance to the Agile team for product requirements
  • Attend daily Stand Up Meetings and assist with impediment resolution
  • Provide approvals for Stories in Version One after the appropriate Demos have been conducted.
  • Develop and execute a communication plan for partners across the organization
  • Apply plan-do-check-act method of iterative improvement to our operational activities including through partnership with IT

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Four year degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in product management, project management, customer experience management, business analysis, banking, finance or a related subject
  • Experienced interfacing with business stakeholders and technical delivery resources
  • Possesses strong analytical and critical-complex method of thinking
  • Ability to engage and communicate with all levels of organization
  • Strong leadership and relationship building skills
  • Proficiency with data, SQL will be used on the job (preferred, but not required)

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as the employee works in an office environment, in an individual work station, using telephone and computer.  Employee may be required to work evenings and weekends. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship, or any other classes recognized by state or local law or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are a drug free workplace.