Product Owner


Overall Purpose of Job
A professional leading the feature / product solution E2E, has a clear understanding of the requirements and solution, and able to articulate, communicate and convey these to the development teams. The Product Owner:
  • Gathers and analyzes the product/ solution requirements, writes the backlog, verifies the solution with all relevant stakeholders; Dissects the requirements into user stories; Prioritizes the backlog based on business value; Defines 'done' criteria.  
  • Responsible for creating and grooming the backlog and its maintenance.  
  • Leads the ongoing work with the development team through all project lifecycle, while reporting to the Head of Software Development. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Backlog grooming and planning - Responsible of gathering and understanding the business requirement and building the backlog (creation, prioritization and breakdown), features and changes in scope requirements; Translate business requirements or product roadmap into manageable backlog and documents the epics/features/stories; Consulting with customer / product manager and multiple stakeholders across all working streams; Backlog should cover all functional and non-functional aspects and include 'done' criteria. Leads and/or participates in producing estimations and/or refinement for projects, features and epics.
  • Release Planning – an active participates in the release planning, the PO conveys the vision and goals at the beginning of every Release; Prioritizes backlog and supports the release planning and sprint/iteration planning.
  • Execution & Support – Support the development team and provide ongoing early feedback during sprints/iteration (business clarifications, adjustments for risk, reprioritizations, changes in scope, approving 'done' stories); Review and approves all design gaps and/or solution enhancement suggestions driven from relevant stakeholders. Take an active part in all planning & retrospectives activities.
  • Represents the customer/product manager, interfaces and continuously engages the customer/product manager and stakeholders to ensure the team is building the right solution and therefore delivering the expected items.
  • Product Readiness - Owns and supports product readiness activities such as training/ enablement, documentation, etc. 

Job Requirements
  • Experienced in functionality/specs definition; architecture and design.
  • Ability to facilitate scope changes and prioritization.
  • Experience in agile methodologies.
  • Experienced in development/customization projects.
  • Good negotiation and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, work with several parties in parallel, lead cross tasks