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Product Owner

Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Wanted: A product owner to join a fast-paced startup that is creating a new vision for delivering mental health online. As the Product Owner, you will gather feature requests, schedule releases and co-ordinate sprints to ensure successful delivery of this growing software platform. You should be able to identify user needs, balance these with business value and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.

Your responsibilities:

  • Serve as the voice of the customer.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to analyse the needs and align product roadmap to strategic goals.
  • Own the product roadmap.
  • Develop scope and define backlog items (epic/features/user stories) that guide the Agile software development team.
  • Track and prioritises requests from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Solve product related problems, make decisions, complete trade-off analysis to stay on track towards business deliverable commitments.
  • Work with Marketing, Sales, Research, UX, Strategy, and Content to ensure the right inputs are delivered to the dev team at the right time.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning and concept development process.
  • Accountable for delivering successful incremental product launches including beta testing and co-ordinating QA
  • Communicating the product needs with business partners.
  • Asses value, develop cases, and prioritise stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with a maximum value that are aligned with product strategy.
  • Identify and help the client understand the business model, value and value proposition.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritised backlog of user stories for implementation.
  • Act as an ambassador for the product internally and externally and as the primary contact for queries related to the product.
  • Develop appropriately detailed specifications for the product features so they are clearly understood by the development teams.
  • Follow competitors and the industry.
  • Stay on top of development of Agile practices, Lean Startup, new technologies opportunities and other new trends.

The right candidate:

  • Has experience managing a digital service or product from concept to launch.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, exciting startup environment.
  • Possesses a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies.
  • Understands how to define an MVP and build a product roadmap.
  • Has entrepreneurship skills or experience.
  • Is a creative and strategic thinker.
  • Has experience in managing stakeholders and their expectations.
  • Has a deep understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Able to work with a cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal.
  • Has good interpersonal skills and enjoys developing relationships with team members and customers.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Is an accomplished active listener.
  • Has an overall understanding of the technologies used in the product (Vue.js, NuxtJS, Python, PostgreSQL, Docker, AWS, SQLAlchemy, Flask, and Flask-Admin)
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