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Job Ref:  204650877
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Monmouthshire
City:  Newport
Post Code:  GL13
Salary:  £60000 - £65000/annum Incredible bens
08/10/2016 04:07
Product Owner (Software IT) - Global Company - Newport - £65,000 + Incredible bens

My client are a world leader in digital arena. They provide bespoke security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetisation of digital media. With an exciting offering across a variety of sectors, my client offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalised viewing experiences.

This role is an exciting opportunity to be an instrumental Product Owner of a new generation of TV software product. Your responsibilities will include working together with remote and local teams, providing user story detail leadership and driving the implementation of the product with the scrum teams.
You will be working with new technologies in a fast developing, exciting sector.


*As a member of the extended Product Management team, the product owner is heavily involved in Program Backlog refinement, preparation for Release Planning and also has a significant role in the planning event itself. Prior to the event, the product owner updates the team backlogs and typically participates in reviewing and contributing to program vision, roadmap and content presentations.
*During the event, the product owner is involved with Story definition, providing clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates, sprint loading, story sequencing, and drafting the team's specific objectives for the upcoming Program Increment

Sprint Execution
*Backlog Refinement is required with input from the Product Line Manager and other stakeholders, the Product Owner has the primary responsibility to build, prune, and maintain the team backlog. The backlog consists mostly of user stories, but also includes defects, refactors and infrastructure work. Backlog items are prioritized based on business value, user value, and other team dependencies which are determined in Release Planning.
*Iteration Planning. The Product Owner reviews and reprioritizes the backlog as part of the preparatory work for Iteration Planning, including coordination of content dependencies with other Product Owners. During the iteration planning meeting, the Product Owner is the main source for user story detail and priorities, and has the responsibility to accept the final iteration plan
*Supporting Acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). Product Owners participate in development of story acceptance criteria.
*Accepting stories into the baseline, the Product Owner is the only team member who can accept stories into the baseline. This includes validation that the story meets acceptance criteria and that each has the appropriate, persistent acceptance tests, and otherwise meets its definite of done. In so doing, the Product Owner also fulfils a quality assurance function, focusing primarily on fitness for use.
*Participating in Team Demo and Retro. As an integral member of the team, and the one responsible for requirements, the Product Owner has an important role in the Team Demo, reviewing and accepting stories in the baseline, and in the Iteration Retrospective, where the teams gather to improve their processes.

Program Execution
*Iterations and teams both serve a larger purpose - frequent, reliable, and continuous release of value added, system level software. During the course of each PI, the product owner coordinates content dependencies with other Product Owners. This is often accomplished in part by attendance at weekly product owner team meetings. The Product Owner also has an instrumental role in producing the System Demo for program stakeholders.


*Computer Science or Business Degree or equivalent.
*Minimum 5 years' experience managing a project/solution in an international business environment
*Bring solid experience & understanding of working in an Agile engineering organisation,
*Brings a solid experience and understanding of test automation, continuous integration and deployment
*Can balance between functionality and a good user experience & product design
*Track record of success project delivery and continuous processes engineering/development improvements
*Experience with service operations and has had direct exposure to customers


*Good communication skills to build up strong relationships and manage multi-cultural teams internationally
*Negotiation skills, decision maker
*Experience in people management and strong interest in developing these skills
*A self-driven, autonomous and highly motivated team player able to follow through and execute
*Excellent analytical skills
*Highly innovative, skilful in recognizing business opportunities and problem solving
*Strong collaboration & communication skills with the ability to inspire & influence stakeholders
*Fluent English essential, other languages an asset

This is a truly exciting opportunity with a market leading organisation. For information and to see a full role profile, please apply immediately

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