Product Owner

We are looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Product Owner to join our development team.

The main purpose of this role is envisioning the future of our products and working with stakeholders, development teams and users to realise it.

The role of Product Owner includes; managing the product backlog, benefit analysis, minimum viable product, prioritisation, acceptance criteria and reviewing completed work. It requires a close working relationship with both internal customers and development teams.

You must be technically competent to be able to understand the systems, and prioritise and work with internal customers and developers to decide product direction. However you must be comfortable allowing the development teams to come up with the solutions, while you will be their knowledge base and proxy for the business.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Actively driving the product vision and strategy to enhance our websites, mobile apps and business apps

  • Building strong relationships with internal customers and stakeholders

  • Developing a deep understanding of the current and potential use of our software products 

  • Product backlog management

  • Working with the stakeholders to prioritise user stories to maximise value created by the development teams for your product

  • Maintaining the development teams focus on delivering value, balancing multiple streams of requirements so that they can concentrate on what they do best: creating a great product!

  • Working with development teams in estimation and planning sessions

  • Documenting progress on work completed for feedback to the business

  • Creation of documentation such as user guides for the relevant business stakeholders

Education & Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in an agile scrum environment, ideally as a PO.

  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written.

  • An understanding of how development work feeds into wider business delivery. 

  • An understanding of software development and design.

  • An analytical mind set.

  • Track record delivering high quality software in a timely fashion.

  • Experience in estimating the value of software features, and in cost-benefit analysis and constructing business cases.

  • Experience of managing a product backlog