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Technical Product Owner

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/02/2016
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The Role:
Reporting to the Head of Technology Products, and working closely with the delivery manager, product managers and technical team leads, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining a long term plan and backlog, as a single source of truth which business and technical teams can use to review current and future development activity. You will be involved in the development lifecycle, from high level strategy, through to estimation, scheduling and delivery.

Key Responsibilities:
-Collaborate with product managers and product marketing teams to translate business requirements into user stories for the development teams to implement develop and maintain an appropriately prioritised backlog of user stories

-Work with project managers and technical leads to determine scope and priorities for product development cycles

-Work with development teams to ensure that they understand the vision for the product and are developing great features for our customers

-Motivate and inspire the development teams to deliver innovative solutions with the appropriate understanding of priority

-Develop appropriate detailed specifications for product features so that they're clearly understood by the development teams

-Act as a product guru for development teams, and as the primary technical contact for questions related to the product

-Work with all key stakeholders to ensure successful and timely product releases

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-Managing multiple stakeholders Understanding and mediating the tensions between development process and business delivery needs

-Familiar working in an Agile development environment involving multiple interdependent teams and multi-layered enterprise software

-Working knowledge of key Agile concepts (such as burndown, story points, retrospectives)

-Capturing and distilling down complex requirements expressed as user stories and acceptance tests

-Communicating about features in business, product or technical terms

-Skilled at chairing cross-function meetings

-Able to write brief, clear, focused and comprehensive reports

About you:
-Organized and methodical approach to work, but flexible and adaptable to change
-Understand the value and practice of capturing requirements as tests
-Friendly and collaborative manner, but ready to be assertive when required
-Fast learning and able to hit the ground running
-Strong communication skills
-Strong spreadshe
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