Job Description

DriveTime Needs a Product Owner (Pega)

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the largest privately owned used car sales and finance company in the country. With more than 130 dealerships, 3 operations centers, and 15 reconditioning centers across the nation, our 4,000+ employees are focused on getting the right customer in the right car, at the right terms. With over 25 years of industry experience and our dedication to streamlining the purchase process, we're redefining what it means to buy and finance a used car.

As focused as we are on our customers, we take that same focus on finding the right talent for the right opportunities within our organization. All across the nation, from our Home Office and operations centers to our retail locations and reconditioning centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team.

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In Short, as a Product Owner for the Pega Implementation group at DriveTime, you’ll be responsible for the communication, coordination, planning, and delivery of projects that flow through the software development team.  You will work with a wide variety of business and IT stakeholders to help the team achieve their technology goals in an organized and timely manner.

In long, our Product Owners are responsible for:

  • Leading Agile/scrum teams through all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Ensure work is always ready for the team by owning and maintaining the story backlog
  • Owning team execution, solution quality, and on-time delivery
  • Providing mentorship to team members including Solutions Analysts and Quality Analysts
  • Collaborating with Product Managers to understand business asks and translate those to the development team, ensuring business value and high-level scope are clearly communicated
  • Working with tech leads to create short- and long-term solutions that deliver incremental business value and meet the business needs
  • Obtaining consensus on project scope and phases through conversations with product managers, business stakeholders and tech leads
  • Assisting with business/technical requirements definition and building out features and stories for the team
  • Managing and organizing project boards that will be used for daily standups and to track the SDLC process
  • Looking for execution efficiencies and adjusting timelines and targets as needed
  • Providing frequent communication to stakeholders on project status and planned deployments
  • Helping test solutions to ensure they meet business expectations
  • Serving as a point of contact for projects involving multiple units to ensure efficient cross-team coordination
  • Setting up project demos with stakeholders
  • Holding postmortems (retros) to evaluate lessons learned

The Specifics

  • Bachelor’s degree required, bachelor’s degree in business, technology or MBA preferred
  • Previous team leadership or Product Ownership experience
  • 6+ years of Business/Solutions Analysis, or relevant experience in a fast-paced business environment
  • Proven experience leading agile software development teams
  • 2+ years hands-on experience with Pega systems, specifically Case Management, Customer Decision Hub (CDH), Pega Customer Service & Pega Collections
  • Ability to recommend options and best approach for implementing solutions on Pega platform; experience as a Pega Lead Business Architect or Lead Decisioning Architect a plus
  • Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology quickly and explain it to both business & IT stakeholders
  • Experience in capturing and articulating business requirements to Agile development teams
  • Basic understanding of writing SQL queries (T-SQL and/or SnowSQL)
  • Exposure to API testing with Postman or Swagger
  • Experience using Microsoft product suite: Word, Excel, Visio, Project (Or other various project management tools such as or Jira)
  • Experience handling internal stakeholders

Anything Else?  Absolutely.

DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent, and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company-paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break - no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, and a pool table if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings, and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!


And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Buckle up for plenty of opportunities to grow in a professional, fun, and high-energy environment!

Application Instructions

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