Product Owner

  • Initiate International
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mar 31, 2020
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Job Description

A global technology and e-commerce leader have a great job opportunity for a Product Owner to join their team in Cape Town. You will be the project’s key stakeholder representing Users and Business working together with their Software Development teams to deliver high quality software products. If you have prior experience as a Product Owner or Business Analyst and an understanding of Standard Software Development Life Cycle for Enterprise Software Applications, this job could be perfect for you!

Your key job responsibilities as the Product Owner in Cape Town will include:

  • Work with Stakeholders to help develop the product strategy and business cases
  • Define and clearly communicate a prioritised roadmap plan that implements the strategy, including measurable improvements
  • Understand high level Epic requirements and decompose these into smaller packages of work for implementation within Scrum Team
  • Actively seek input from internal and external Stakeholders and complete competitor analysis to keep abreast of industry and best practice
  • Work with the Business Stakeholders to produce detailed user journeys, acceptance criteria and designs ready for implementation
  • Assist with product/system/process documentation to support Users and Business continuity
  • Work with the Scrum Team and PO Manager to deliver key milestones, including managing and prioritising the story backlog to ensure the work items delivered meet expectations
  • Provide regular updates to Stakeholders on strategy, successes, learning and progress on product vision

Requirements for this Product Owner job in Cape Town:

  • Bachelor’s degree, a Technology related discipline preferred. (Experience may take the place of a degree)
  • Prior experience as a Product Owner or Business Analyst and an understanding of Standard Software Development Life Cycle for Enterprise Software Applications
  • Understanding of Standard Software Development team roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding of Scrum Framework and Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Agile Scrum delivery methods and a good understanding of the Product Owner role
  • Knowledge of requirements capture and specification techniques
  • Experience of conducting user research and working with teams to develop wireframes and specifications for new product features
  • Experience of working with remotely located Stakeholders and/or Development Team
  • Project management skills including, product based planning techniques, business case creation and maintenance, and issues & risks management
  • Experience of managing multiple feature development in one backlog
  • Experience of managing projects, BAU work and product roadmap priorities simultaneously
  • An understanding of software development an ability to work closely with technology teams in scheduling functional and non-functional requirements
  • Knowledge of behavioural driven development and continuous integration
  • The ability to assimilate, sort and aggregate complex information quickly
  • An understanding of change and version management

Salary

Negotiable