Product Owner

Recruiter
Technology Search Ltd
Location
Hatfield
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Product Owner - Software
Leading eCommerce technology business is going through a period of major growth and is now looking for an experienced Product Owner, ideally coming from a software development or related background.
Role:
The main purpose of this role is to work as a member of the eCommerce product team to envision the future of the consumer-facing side of product. You’ll work with our business stakeholders, development teams, and clients to deliver upon this vision. The environment is one of Agile Development with a focused approach to constant delivery of high value software.
The Product Owner role is at the core of the Agile Development methodology. This includes defining and 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 will have responsibility for:
* Developing the eCommerce product vision and strategy to drive our grocery platform forward
* Building strong relationships with business users and stakeholders
* Developing a deep understanding of the business uses and potential of our software products to enable you to act as a proxy for the business customers to effectively progress development solutions
* Facilitating the lean Agile Development process wherever required
* Product backlog management, including defining user stories and prioritisation
* Working with the stakeholders to prioritise stories to maximise business 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 UX and development teams in discovery, estimation and review sessions
* Facilitating development ensuring the developers have the things they need to keep moving forwards
* Constantly be monitoring progress, looking for ways to improve the product and make adjustments based on strategic goals
Skills required:
* Demonstrable experience of working in a lean agile software development environment, ideally as a Product Owner, but possibly as an agile coach or a similar role
* Analytical data oriented problem solver
* Ability to quickly grasp a new business problem and lead cross-functional teams to collaboratively reach a solution
* Highly motivated by B2B2C platform development
* Proactive mindset with a desire to continuously improve the product, the environment, and your own skills and knowledge
* Strong business skills, ideally 4+ years of commercial experience
* An understanding and appreciation for software development and design, solid technical skillset
Desirable:
* A strong track record in the retail, eCommerce or commercial software development sectors
* Strong technical skillset
* Previous experience in a Product Development role
* Track record delivering high quality software that meets business need in a timely fashion
* Experience of forecasting and tracking development work
* Experience in estimating the value of software features, and in cost-benefit analysis and constructing business cases
* Experience of managing a product backlog

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