Product Owner, Mitek Labs

  • Mitek
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • Jul 26, 2017
Full time SCRUM

Job Description

Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) is an innovator in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that simplify everyday tasks, is seeking qualified candidates for a Product Owner role, based in San Diego. 

Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and identity verification software solutions. Mitek’s ID document verification allows an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a mobile transaction, enabling financial institutions, payments companies and other businesses operating in highly regulated markets to transact business safely while increasing revenue from the mobile channel. Mitek also reduces the friction in the mobile users’ experience with advanced data prefill. These innovative mobile solutions are embedded into the apps of more than 5,500 organizations and used by tens of millions of consumers for mobile check deposit, new account opening, insurance quoting, and more.

We have a track record of breakthrough achievements that have helped to transform mobile banking and the identity authentication markets. As a result, we have grown globally with offices in the UK and the Netherlands and are listed on the NASDAQ.  

We’re looking for team members that live our core values of Delivering, Learning and Caring.


What You’ll Do (Role Description)

You will be an integral member of the Mitek Labs development team, responsible for managing the product backlog, defining requirements and driving product roadmap in a dynamic environment. This role requires substantial technical depth and attention to detail supporting our most critical innovations.

  • Define product release roadmap based on customer demands paired with development team feasibility and sizing – this role owns making sure the details of each release are delivering the right features and innovations at the right time
  • Develop and maintain user stories with clear product acceptance criteria in a prioritized product backlog
  • Own, evangelize and communicate the product vision
  • Partner with technical leadership, architects, and other Mitek product owners to achieve business results and meet delivery schedules
  • Be present in all scrum ceremonies as well as available to scrum team
  • Inspect the product development work to accept or provide feedback
  • Follow through on ensuring product releases are validated in the market and the right data is collected and synthesized for continuing ability to make the right decisions 


Who You Are (Soft Skills/Attributes)

  • Self-starter, relentlessly organized, has experience with managing a product backlog and making tough calls with respect to priority, release and/or roadmap decisions
  • Great communication skills - experience communicating to key stakeholders and influencing/leading members from a wide range of internal groups
  • Passionate about combining bleeding edge technology with best practices in agile and lean – can make the right things happen quickly and with clear plans for delivery


What You Need (Skills/Experience) 

  • 5+ years of experience driving product decisions in a software product organization – can demonstrate a product that has been launched and quantify what leadership role was played in the process
  • Demonstrated experience working with Scrum teams in an Agile environment
  • Experience communicating and collaborating with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Proven time management and prioritization skills with articulation of best practice techniques


What Would be Nice (Preferred Skills/Experience) 

  • Possess a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification (or willingness to obtain)
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry
  • Knowledge of imaging libraries or exposure to machine learning frameworks
  • Experience as a software developer, engineer, or researcher



  • Required: BS/BA in technical or mathematical discipline (or commensurate technical work experience)
  • Preferred: MS/PhD in CS/EE, related technical field or equivalent practical experience