Product Owner

May 23, 2024
£50000 - £50000

Job Description

I am working with a digital function of a largescale company in Glasgow who are looking to recruit an experienced Product Owner to the team.

The company:

The business is a national renewables organisation and they are growing their digital capabilities greatly. This is a brand new position, created in order to help to develop internal software and to continue to modernise their cloud and data services.

Sitting within a team of roughly 50 Software Developers, you will report into the Senior Product Owner and will be involved in making a number of “nitty gritty” decisions. You will be working across a widespread number of projects and these will all involve modernising the software environment (Web and Apps).

The company look for some presence in office (1 or 2 days a week), but there is flex on the days.

They offer strong benefits on top of the salary including a 15% bonus, strong pension and other additional perks.

The role:

There are actually two different Product Owner roles, one more app based and the other very customer centric. Both definitely have a digital focus and this is definitely a benefits as a background. The business try to work across Agile Scrum as much as possible, however there are occasional Kanban projects (depending what suits best). Some of the teams are also on two-weekly release cycles, the others monthly.

In terms of role, you will be responsible for: Interpretation of user research, quantitative and qualitative data; Creation of product and service roadmaps; use of product descriptions and iterative delivery plans to assign priorities and make informed decisions and responsibility for the product management lifecycle. The team you will work with are truly cross-functional, with Developers, Designers, Testers and BA’s. The teams utilise a variety of technologies and these are very modern and the very best available.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

A few years working as a Product Owner in an Agile software environment (ideally Digital)

Work closely with agile development teams to deliver great products and services for our customers

Prioritise features and break them down into user stories

Maintain product feature backlog and development for the product

Write requirements – typically as user stories and epics

Provide knowledge and understanding of product and feature goals to technology teams while they develop and test to your designs

Create high-level documentation

Participate in daily scrum meetings, planning, reviews and retrospectives

Defining features and distilling them into requirements, such as epics and user stories, and defining acceptance criteria

This is an opportunity to work with a thriving and employee-first organisation. You will get to work on some largescale and modern projects and with some huge organisations, whilst leading and working alongside some very bright minds.

If you are interested, please apply or call Hamish at Cathcart Technology for a chat.