Posted: 20 January 2020

Overview

Synetec is searching for an enthusiastic, organised and self-motivated Product Owner to join their evolving Scrum team.

Synetec design and develop bespoke software systems for multiple clients. Each project is unique, providing different opportunities and challenges.

The Product Owner will be the main conduit of information between Synetec’s client(s) and the Synetec Scrum team.

Internally, the product owner will represent the client’s (external stakeholders’) interests to the Scrum team, driving the product delivery, ensuring that the Scrum team meets the customer’s needs as effectively as possible

 

Responsibilities:

  • Take lead of Scrum team as the Product Owner
  • Understand the customer’s business, their needs and their motivations for the product and its features
  • Using this understanding; providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on (Pipeline)
  • Plan and prioritise product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Define the product vision, road-map and growth opportunities
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritise stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories and define acceptance criteria
  • Lead the planning of product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities
  • Keep the customer abreast of the status, progress, vision and road-map of the product development by providing regular status updates with reporting
  • Set sprint goals
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

 

Essential Skills:

  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner/ Project Manager in a Scrum team for a minimum of 3 years (more beneficial)
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles, particularly Scrum
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision

 

Beneficial Skills:

  • Relevant Product Owner Certification
  • Relevant Project Manager Certification
  • Experience dealing with external stakeholders (i.e. customers of your employer)
  • Experience in the financial sector

 

What we can offer you:

  • Culture of inclusivity
  • Up-skill/Training opportunities
  • Office hours will be on a 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm rota
  • Permanent position
  • 6 Month probation period
  • Great Location in London near London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo stations
  • Starting ASAP
  • Generous Leave Allowance 23 days leave as well as all working days between Christmas and New Years Day
  • £45,000 to £55,000 depending on experience

 

All candidates must have excellent written and spoken English and the necessary passport or visas to work indefinitely within the UK.

Applicants must register their interest and email through their CV’s to careers@synetec.co.uk

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