Product Owner Senior

Location: McLean, VA

Exhibits deep knowledge of relevant products and journeys – and overall business / industry context
Defines compelling product vision, and illustrate the associated product design
Applies strong customer-centric mindset to define product goals to move towards Freddie Mac’s mission
Skillfully interacts with customers to understand their objectives and pain points
Actively engages in discussions with tech lead to evaluate technical approach and constraints, risks when deciding product goals
Works to understand technical complexity and how it affects delivery cadence, success
Seeks input on how technical aspects should factor into future product designs
Actively manages product scope (e.g. MVP) and defines meaningful user stories based on regular consumer testing
Builds strong working cadence with SMs, Tech Leads to enhance product delivery with process and technical input
Leads sprint planning and backlog refinement meetings with efficiency, focusing on outcomes
Effectively manages backlog, including strong prioritization
Aims to effectively address issues in adherence to OKRs
Shows ability to solve product-related questions while considering stakeholder goals and domain knowledge
Illustrates existing product roadblocks to team and provides advice on overcoming them
Effectively structures, addresses product issues that are uncertain or ambiguous
Communicates candidly and clearly to actively engage stakeholders to solve important product-related topics, barriers
Effectively outlines meaningful product vision and generates team support
Actively illustrates product improvement ideas to team and why it would be value-add
Provides actionable feedback and coaching in strengths-based manner
Encourages individuals to develop in their role
Offers willing support and coaching as requested and proactively, on product-related thinking to team
Engages personally and helps team in independently considering solutions to product-related topics
Engages inclusively by encouraging open sharing of different ideas from different team members
Works to create / sustain high team health, spirit, and camaraderie
Shows ability to influence others in their immediate adjacent group rather than commanding
Demonstrates curiosity by actively considering and testing ideas to improve product
Willingly seeks guidance from coaches and team members
Exhibits comfort trialing new ideas, even when different when status quo
Celebrates successful collaboration between team members
Builds open lines of communication to foster intra-team collaboration – and role models prompt, clear communication
Collaborates effectively with interdependent teams to solve product release challenges