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Bank of the West Sr Product Owner - IAM in Omaha, Nebraska

Sr Product Owner - IAM


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Summary

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) Senior Production Owner will have responsibility for leading our Production Security strategy across IAM applications and tools, implementing it to the highest level of detail across various teams and business functions. You will work collaboratively within the IAM product team, our IAM technology and business operations groups and with technology partners across the organization to prioritize development needs in our IAM products. You will also seek feedback from our IAM application end-users to identify, document and decision enhancement needs based on their experiences.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops and adapts the product vision; represents the customer’s voice and creates a product vision together with Identity and Access Management (IAM) stakeholders

  • Oversees/manages detailed information gathering from the business teams and specialist teams (UX, Analytics etc.), preparing the handover of requirements to Scrum teams in the form of EPICs and User Stories

  • Analyzes potential product enhancements and requests, to determine the best way to develop and build the best solution in the time available, setting the expectations for the delivery of new functionality

  • Ensures Scrum meetings allow for honest and direct feedback, provides sprint goals, completes planning, and gets feedback via retrospectives

  • Observes, analyzes, and learns the market, customers, and end users of the product

  • Maintains regular touchpoints with every stakeholder of the product

  • Impacts business change and guides switch from tactical execution to broader business-wide thinking

  • Own a single, medium complexity product and be comfortable making decisions based on input from the customer and the team and/or support a more senior PM on a more complex product.

  • Takes backlog refinement seriously and spends time refining the Product Backlog, adding detail as they go

  • Knows how and when to say no and ensures good backlog management by creating a manageable product backlog with items that likely will get realized

  • Measures value delivered to customers in each development iteration




  • Ability to delivers results, with a track record of achievement, accountability and translating complex strategies into actionable plans

  • Analytical, planning and organizational skills and a talent for managing competing demands is a plus

  • Time-management, with a proven ability to set priorities, manage deadlines, and make data-driven decisions

  • Judgement and problem-solving skills, demonstrating sound judgement in assessing risks and making decisions that balance a variety of factors while always maintaining the integrity of the core values and business strategy

  • Relationship building, stakeholder management, communication skills and being an engaged influencer

  • Identity and Access Management product experience

  • Competency with Minimal Viable Product (MVP), project life cycles, structured analysis and process methodologies

  • Experience writing user stories for scrum teams, and delivering business value leveraging your training

  • Knowledge of at least one lifecycle tool such as Jira / CA PPM (Clarity) / CA Rally

  • 7 years of relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s degree

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Product Development

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 060223