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Sr Manager - Digital Product Management

Location Austin, Texas, United States; Chicago,Illinois,United States;San Francisco,California,United States;Westlake,Texas,United States; Requisition ID 2022-81566 Category Project Management Position Type Regular
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Your Opportunity

The Everest Design System team is responsible for creating a shared library of design assets and code that support Schwab digital product teams. Everest plays an important role in the modernization of the software development process at Schwab by enabling product teams to start with established standards, coded components, and visual styles. The team’s success is largely driven by the ability of product teams to adopt and scale implementation of the design system. Part of the team’s charter is also to educate the Schwab community on design system standards, adoption opportunities and key practices.

Workplace Flexibility Program: We're proud to support our employees in a working approach that allows you to bring your best self to work – whether that’s in the office or remote.

  • Most Schwabbies have the opportunity to voluntarily work in the office or at home based on their preference*
  • When the firm is ready to fully return to the office, employees will have the flexibility of a hybrid work environment, spending some time working remote and some time in the office.
  • Employees and managers can discuss and decide what works best for them, with additional flexibility available based on their role, business needs, and individual circumstances.

*Subject to change as Schwab is continually evaluating the current environment in order to best care for the safety and well-being of our employees.

What you are good at

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Product backlog and roadmap to deliver the design system. You’ll drive priorities across web, iOS, Android and emerging platforms by working with working with Schwab product teams to understand their needs of the design system, roadmaps, and the timing of needs. Explore, evaluate and propose technologies and techniques to make the process more efficient. Help the the team define and track key success metrics, report status, progress, risks and help identify and resolve blocking issues. Be comfortable creating presentation material, talking and presenting to small and larger groups.

What you have

  • Ability to gather information from multiple sources (internal, primary and secondary research) and synthesize them to uncover trends that draw out relevant and actionable conclusions.
  • Be able to conceptualize solutions that leverage current technologies through the understanding of industry trends, internal business drivers and client needs.
  • Translate needs and business imperatives from product vision and roadmaps for use in setting priorities and guiding the work of the Scrum team(s).
  • Ability to think and act creatively by stepping outside standard convention and identify potential “out of the box” solutions.
  • Apply management and collaboration skills to orchestrate and maximize the work and deliverables of cross-functional teams assigned to product initiatives.
  • Demonstrate adaptability when projects need to deviate from original plans or shift direction based on changing needs and priorities.
  • Be a great listener – Understand the value of listening to client needs and have the ability to understand the deeper underlying problem that needs to be addressed.
  • Servant Leadership – Able to garner respect from your Scrum team(s), lead and demonstrate value-add principles, and willing and able to get your hands dirty to get the job done.
  • Attitude of transparency – Desire and ability to bring disclosure and transparency to the Scrum team and grow trust between the business and development.
  • Conflict resolution:  Able to facilitate discussion of issues and different approaches and alternatives, and effectively resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • A thorough understanding and appreciation for the Agile values and principles.
  • Thorough understanding of and proven ability to:
  • Write user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Split large stories into smaller stories
  • Groom the backlog
  • Conduct Release planning
  • Conduct Sprint planning
  • Navigate the Sprint review activities
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Product Owner on a Scrum team.
  • Have led teams as an Agile Product Owner in a large, complex enterprise environment where successful projects potentially involve more than 1 Scrum team.
  • Strong grasp of software development and technology
  • Prior experience using Jira/Confluence and other Atlassian suite of products

Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home—today and in the future. Explore further.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. Please click here to see the policy.

Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at or call 800-275-1281.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.

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