Commonwealth Financial Network

Product Owner

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
Job ID
# of Openings
Technology- Application Solutions


Are you a creative, open-minded problem solver with effective time management and communication skills? As a product owner, you will use your experience working with IT product management and business stakeholders to ensure solutions effectively address corresponding needs. In this highly collaborative position, you will strategize the best approaches to help move projects from concept to successful rollout.  


Key responsibilities 

  • Prioritizing development team backlog based on project/application understanding and imminent business need
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of changing business requests for all IT products, business owners, and departments supported
  • Researching and developing project overview statements
  • Defining up-to-date product roadmaps aligning with an evolving marketplace, technical trends, and efficiencies
  • Working closely with the Project Management Office to ensure project requests are accurately represented and the product’s future direction is understood
  • Researching and documenting new project ideas; updating changing priorities accordingly
  • Logging user feedback and responding in a timely manner
  • Coordinating and facilitating end-user/business testing
  • Providing and recording user story details for Scrum team project planning
  • Working as point of contact to translate business requests into technical requests
  • Presenting new product enhancements and identifying areas for improvement
  • Serving as an IT liaison between the business and technology

Core strengths 

  • 3+ years of hands-on business experience as a product owner, strategist, or project manager
  • Familiarity with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Persuasive and insightful product strategy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), and/or Azure DevOps
  • Office 365 cloud platform tool familiarity a plus
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong multitasking skills
  • Exceptionally detail oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively with all levels of the organization

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture 


Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive. 


That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities. 


Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home. 


Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce. 


We care about your online safety as a prospective employee and encourage you to exercise caution when responding to job postings online. Commonwealth Financial Network® will never ask potential hiring candidates to pay or transfer funds as a precondition of interviews or employment, nor will we authorize recruiters or agents to do so on our behalf.


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