Product Owner

Job Title: Product Owner

Department: Development

Reporting to: Product Manager

Location: Autino, Reading

Type (Full/Part time): Full time


Job Context:

Work as a hands-on product owner on innovative web based solutions for the automotive industry. Drive the development team creating exciting new products by providing descriptions of product roadmap and requirements, and coordinating the workload for AGILE sprints.


Responsibilities:

  • Elicit and capture requirements from the product management team, customers and internal stakeholders 
  • Participate in high level inter departmental project planning and prioritisation 
  • Elaborate requirements into features, epics, user stories with appropriate descriptions and detail 
  • Ability to define MVP (minimum viable product) and manage phases and releases 
  • Be an advocate of AGILE principles 
  • Ensure the development team deliver items to an agreed understanding of DONE that meets the expectation of quality, security and functionality 
  • Perform planning for sprints 
  • Participate in SCRUM meetings planning, review and retrospectives 
  • Review work as it is being produced to give more input, definition and indicate suitability 
  • Sign off final deliveries on a feature and user story level 
  • Follow the company policies and procedures, and provide guidance and advice on their development and maintenance 
  • Perform any other task as required for product development 

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of working in a SCRUM team and following an AGILE process (4 yrs.) 
  • Experience of performing task of a SCRUM product owner 
  • Excellent problem solving (root cause identification, risk analysis) 
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Ability to write concise specifications 
  • Use of a ticket tracking tool e.g. Jira, Visual Studio 
  • Understanding of Web technology (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) 
  • Excellent time management and planning skills 
  • Ability to visualise and describe complex workflows and user flows 
  • Ability to prioritise and group features 

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of the automotive and garage management sector 
  • Knowledge and experience of the software lifecycle and development process 
  • C# programming 
  • Mobile platform experience 
  • Certified SCRUM Product Owner

Requirements:

  • Technical degree (computing, software, engineering) 2.2 or higher 
  • Fluent in spoken and written English 
  • Good maths skills (GCSE level minimum, ideal A level to good standard) 

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