Product Owner (TeamForm)

at Commonwealth Bank
Published August 22, 2023
Location Remote, Australia
Category Product  
Job Type Remote  


About the job

  • We’re combining the next generation of technology with leading banking and markets capabilities to help our clients succeed.
  • Our teams cultivate a product and outcome-based mindset to better understand our customers’ requirements
  • Together we will build tomorrow’s bank today, using world-leading technology, and unleash the power of innovation

See yourself in the team

In CIO for Technology, we work hard to ensure that engineering best practice, whether inside CommBank or outside in the broader technology ecosystem, is discovered, sheltered, nurtured, and spread to wherever else it can drive the most benefit for the Group and our customers. Our purpose is to enable the Group’s strategic priority to deliver global best digital experiences and technology by building world-class engineering and accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies

CommBank’s Technology function is responsible for the world leading application of technology and operations across every aspect of CommBank, from innovative product platforms for our customers to essential tools within our business.

The CIO for Technology team ensures that CommBank has a world-class engineering capability and is at the forefront of technology, using innovative and emerging technology to help our customers and support our Group Strategy.

Do work that matters

This Product Owner role will sit in the Group’s Engineering Practice and tooling crew which is focused on enabling the Group's engineers by delivering world-class engineering tools, processes and career pathways.

  • Works with Chief Engineers and Group Engineering Practice Leads to set technical direction for squads.
  • Acts as voice of customer for CommBank engineers.
  • Balances delivering new functionality with continuously improving their product(s) reliability, observability and resilience.
  • Accountable for addressing impediments, driving decisions and resolving escalations.
  • Acts as the voice of the business and translate this for the team to coordinate a ‘one-team’ approach to problem solving.
  • Softens the ground for changes impacting customers using organisational change management (OCM) principles and practices.
  • Provides clear lines of communication with our customers on the product roadmap and prioritisation decisions.
  • Identifies, articulates and manages risks and compliance across streams of work.
  • Incorporates design thinking and analytics to inform product design.
  • Leads and develop the product roadmap, and engagement with senior stakeholders/ business units to manage the delivery of product roadmap.
  • Leads the squad day-to-day to deliver change and lifecycle activities.
  • Maintains a healthy prioritised Backlog to deliver business and customer outcomes.
  • Manages senior business and technical stakeholders to ensure that prioritisation is understood and agreed to.
  • Assists squad to navigate Group processes and engagements (e.g. pen testing, supplier security assessments, procurement)
  • Recommends and implements controls to mitigate key risks on the project
  • Manages the squad’s performance to defined objectives including OKR tracking, etc.

We’re Interested In Hearing From People Who


  • Have proven Product Owner experience, ideally within engineering
  • Are experienced in definition of Product Roadmaps, delivery of Product vision
  • Proven experience leading teams
  • Experience with Agile methodology, working within an Agile Matrix would be ideal
  • Have experience managing Risks and Product Compliance and using formal methods to document them
  • Prior experience as a Business Analyst / Project Manager / Scrum Master in that space would also be considered
  • Proven commercial acumen

About CommBank

Whether you’re passionate about customer service, driven by data, or called by creativity, a career with CommBank is for you.

Our people bring their diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives to build a respectful, inclusive and flexible workplace. One where we’re driven by our values, and supported to share ideas, initiatives, and energy. One where making a positive impact for customers, communities and each other is part of our every day.

Here, you’ll thrive. You’ll be supported when faced with challenges and empowered to tackle new opportunities. We really love working here, and we think you will too. At CommBank, we prefer to get to know you so please send through your resume and a short bio.

Our hiring approach

We like to get to know you better to help find the right role for you. If this role resonates with you, please apply today and include a short summary of why you’re keen to work at CommBank, what you’ll bring to the table, as well as the technical discipline you have the most experience in.

If you're already part of the Commonwealth Bank Group (including Bankwest, x15ventures), you'll need to apply through Sidekick to submit a valid application. We’re keen to support you with the next step in your career.

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