Product Owner

Product Owner

Job Title: Product Owner
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 300000.00
Reference: JN -022017-7712
Job Published: June 28, 2017 15:57

Job Description

Job Advert
Product Owner
Closing Date15 March 2017
Remuneration packageNegotiable according to skill level
Department & Region:
Products and Marketing Team: Cape Town (Bellville)
We are passionate about the innovative pursuit of excellence in providing end-to-end IT management and consultative IT services that create reliable, robust and user friendly solutions. Through a culture of excellence, partnership and fun, We attract and empower staff with an inspirational work experience, world class software and globally renowned suppliers and partners to deliver services and solutions to their clients, helping to secure and enhance their IT reputations.
The successful candidate will display a passion for networking technology and will have a strong desire to learn.  We have a hard-working, high pressured agile environment where constant learning is a given and initiative is a must.  We encourage our team members to take ownership of their responsibilities.
Candidates who do not thrive under pressure and who are not inherently dedicated to being the best they can be through a self-learning attitude do not enjoy our environment. 
Core Outputs:
  • Maximising the economic return of the product
  • Committed to the final product and its vision and sharing this effectively
  • Carry on board a full vision of product, customer feedback, market research and other stakeholders feedback.
  • Strikes a good balance between baby-sitting the team and letting them grow on their own.
  • Available every day to team to answer any question. Share feedback from customer, stakeholder or any other learning from customer visit or research
  • Maintain detailed roadmaps which are dynamic in nature
  • Managing Product Release plans
  • Creating and maintaining the Product backlog.
  • Sort the Product backlog items according to priority.
  • Help the Scrum Master organize Sprint Review Meetings.
  • Attend sprint planning meetings.
  • Clearly communicate the business requirements to the Team
  • Get detail level of requirement from stakeholders or customers and manage their expectations
  • Build and maintain a relationship with the Stakeholders
Essential requirement:
  • Certified Product Owner Qualification
  • 2-3 years Product Owner experience
Essential Skills:
  • Agile Mindset
  • IT Infrastructure, Networks and/or Telecommunications experience
  • An ability to remain committed and focused despite setbacks and objections.
  • A good understanding of (open source) web development.  (MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS)
  • High degree of aptitude in an IT environment
  • Passion for technology and learning
  • Understanding of the Management of IT and IT Infrastructure
  • Must be fluent in English and able to articulate technical issues clearly.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Business Acumen and strong consideration for ROI
  • Entrepreneurial initiative (self-starter)
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Strong influencing skills as well as relationship and network building skills
  • Passion, drive and ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Attention to detail and producing quality work
  • Team orientated as well as ability to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills

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