• Product Owner - Finance

    Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines
    Req No.
    2018-3227
    Category
    Professional
    Type
    Temporary
  • The Opportunity

    CO-OP Financial Services is bringing digital transformation to the credit union movement. We’re creating innovative technology solutions that help not-for-profit credit unions best serve their members and compete with the big banks.  As a result, our world-class team is growing faster than ever! If you’re passionate about technology and want to be part of a purpose-driven organization, this is an exciting opportunity to provide real value and help shape the future of human-centered financial services.

     

    We are seeking a talented Integration Engineer II of Finance to serve as the product owner for our enterprise financial applications and provides subject matter expertise and technology strategy for the Finance department, the Fusion application, and CO-OP clients. This includes troubleshooting and creating solutions to reach the desired business objective. The Integration Engineer, Finance will provide support on the most difficult problems, always keeping the bigger picture in mind. The Integration Engineer, Finance is expected to be both a general CO-OP solution and technology expert with deep SME knowledge and experience in his/her area of specialization and/or the ability to quickly assimilate this information.

    What You Can Look Forward to

    • Actively supports and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.
    • Consult with Finance department and other internal business units on ways that technology can be better leveraged to improve financial and business processes.
    • Partner with BPI team to align process improvements with enterprise finance applications.
    • Integrate enterprise finance applications to foster the smooth exchange of information between various departmental workflow tools.
    • Support sales teams in pre and post-sale activities, taking an art-of-the possible lens, being an active listener and participant in creating solution integration points for the client, listening for client needs across the CO-OP technology catalog.
    • Work with the Finance department and other internal business units to assess their technology portfolios and develop technology roadmaps that align with the organizations strategic priorities, assisting with development of business case and project charter.
    • Research existing and assess new systems, features and functions to support financial requirements and CO-OP strategic business needs.
    • Structure and present recommendations exhibiting exceptional communication skills.
    • Build strong internal and external partnerships, prepare high quality documentation and presentations, and mentor/help develop junior resources.
    • Develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques.
    • Determine if technology solution is needed by having detailed knowledge and understanding of the customer’s business processes.
    • Identify, manage, and help resolve technology issues that impede business objectives.
    • Respond to inquiries from customers regarding technologies and opportunities within relevant technical area.
    • Enable well-informed decision making by advising customers on the advantages and disadvantages of various options to the customer.
    • Identify best practices and implement them to solve problems and address challenges more effectively.
    • Enable well-informed decision making by advising clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various options aligned with product and technology offerings.
    • Effectively integrate several different perspectives to create an optimal solution.
    • Address the impact of changes in business and technology strategies and conceive a role for technology when solving business problems.
    • Work effectively with a wide range of people across the enterprise.
    • Understand changing business needs for supported area and recommend strategies for the future.
    • Actively supports our CO-OP culture and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.

    What You’ll Need to Succeed

    College degree and/or 10+ years of experience with financial technology solutions, credit/debit processing, settlement, and back-office operations.

    • Has thorough knowledge of internal Financial CO-OP systems.  Knowledge of processing platforms, First Data, FIS, MasterCard and Visa Products is a plus.
    • Is a finance and accounting industry expert with deep SME knowledge and experience in his/her area of specialization with the ability to quickly assimilate this information.
    • Various SME responsibilities may include:

    Finance and accounting packages.

    Billing software.

    Shared Branching and a Debit/Credit card operations specialist (settlement, balancing and reconciliation, and chargebacks).

    Debit & Credit payments processing.

    Debit and Credit Settlement (balancing and reconciliation).

    Chargeback operations.

    CO-OP Shared Branching.

    Enterprise applications such as Salesforce and SharePoint.

    Shared Branching products & services such as remote deposit capture (desktop and mobile),Call center operations, Sprig (online and mobile), CO-OP Mobile, eZforex, ImagineIF and CUNA Loan Liner.

    CO-OP standalone branch operations.

    APIs, data feeds and exchange (XML, JSON).

    • Is able to identify new technologies, partners, and applications to enhance and improve the companies market or internal offerings.
    • Possess and utilize strong written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to express technical concepts in business terms and/or business concepts in technical terms.
    • Articulate ideas and solutions to influence others toward a desired outcome or solution.
    • Develop and maintain teamwork orientation with individuals internal to and external to ET&S.
    • Possess ability to interact with end users to derive requirements and feedback; have experience working in a team environment to accomplish goals and objectives.
    • Effectively influence process changes by using strong written and verbal communication skills and possess ability to synthesize and present complex ideas, solutions, and recommendations.
    • Ability to lead strategic problem-solving activities.
    • Analytical Thinking.
    • Research Skills.
    • Attention to Detail.
    • Self-Starter and Independent Worker.
    • Developed Industry Network and Collaboration Skills.
    • Strategic Thinker.
    • Quick Learner.
    • Ability to Manage Multiple Priorities Simultaneously.

    Why Join CO-OP?

    Get ready to be part of the exciting, ever-evolving and growing credit union movement!  As a CO-OP employee, you’ll have a chance to directly impact the access of financial opportunities to individuals and communities – and you’ll help drive the future of fintech at an energetic organization where contributions are valued, and innovation is championed.   

     

    With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service organization in the nation.  CO-OP serves as THE credit union technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service.

     

    CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than 6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced world of fintech.

    The Perks

    • Fun, challenging and, collaborative work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about the intersection of technology and human-centered financial services.
    • Health benefits – medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.
    • 401K with generous company match.
    • Tuition reimbursement.

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