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Hy-Vee Food Stores Product Owner- Payments - Full Time in West Des Moines, Iowa

Product Owner-Payments

We’re looking for geniuses. Dreamers. Inventors. Innovators. People with the will to get stuff done. Doers who’ll rip an idea out of thin air. Make it a reality. Own it. And amaze their peers. Sound like you? Welcome home.

As a Product Owner, you will lead our Payments team in delivering software solutions to our customers which align with the product vision and strategy. Responsibilities include providing a product vision, strategy, and product roadmap ownership. We are looking for outcome oriented, self-motivated, and passionate leaders who embrace challenges in a fast moving environment.


  • Help execute Hy-Vee’s vision and strategy for a secure, scalable, and innovative payments platform

  • Interface with key people from our business and management teams to capture requirements

  • Work with the business to distill large initiatives into a deliverable roadmap

  • Curate the product backlog

  • Work with architects, technical team members, and other product owners to ensure the product vision and technical execution are in harmony

  • Work with senior developers to distill business requirements into workable technical requirements


  • Effective and patient communicator that can translate technical and non-technical issues to various team members and management

  • Organized and detail oriented

  • Proven ability to guide the definition and refinement of product vision and strategy

  • Cross functional leadership skills to execute product strategy

  • Multiple years of hands-on experience as a Product Owner

  • Experience working within an Agile delivery cadence with a Continuous Discovery/Delivery mindset

  • Multiple years of experience working directly with software engineers

  • Ability to learn new domains quickly

  • Desire to grow as an individual through continuously learning new techniques


  • Experience with payments systems, transaction switches, or other financial software

  • Experience in supply-chain and/or retail processes

  • Experience mentoring other Product Owners

  • Lean six sigma experience

  • Experience with elaborating epics and user stories using models, acceptance criteria and examples

  • Experience with requirements analysis and elicitation

  • Experience working with automation engineers

  • Experience facilitating discussions between people from technical and business parts of the organization

  • Experience with system integration effort

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned grocery store chain with more than 240 retail stores and over 80,000 employees. With sales of more than $10 billion, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Its slogan, “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle,” expresses the foundation of the company’s operating philosophy.

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