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Product Owner

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  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/09/2018
  • Job reference: 1191

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Product Owner

Telford

6 Months

ASAP

Overview:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery and continuous improvement of one or more messaging services providing direction to a multidisciplinary delivery team. You will create a vision for your service based on your understanding of customer needs. You will help your team build the right things in the right order by developing and prioritising service roadmaps and backlogs.

You will take on complex, high profile projects, which can have many complexities, multiple integrated systems and multiple stakeholders across several departments needing to be blended into the end-to-end solution.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a Product Owner, lead a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the service and iteratively improve it through several delivery cycles;
  • Leading a multidisciplinary team to deliver the service and iteratively improve it through several delivery cycles;
  • Representing the Messaging DG at Discovery workshops and Delivery Checkpoints;
  • Analysing solution design documents to agree detailed functional and technical specifications and plans;
  • Identifying and analysing problems, risks and issues that may affect the successful adoption of the service;
  • Applying proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to ensure that the team's plans and objectives are achieved;
  • Demonstrating Risk Management techniques to include risk identification, analysis of issues and the estimation of impact on both the service and project delivery;
  • Developing and prioritising product backlogs; explaining a product vision that is compelling to your customers, team and stakeholders;
  • Developing services by contributing code and testing technologies;
  • Helping senior-level business stakeholders make informed decisions about which initiatives to tackle and how to tackle them, allowing them to explore technology possibilities to more effectively execute their roles;
  • Demonstrating creativity, innovation and ethical thinking in applying solutions for the benefit of stakeholders;
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the work of other team members - you will be viewed as an expert on the process and best practices for conducting requirements practices within our organization;
  • Ensuring that Business Analysis process and standards are adhered to for every project in the Delivery area; and
  • Ensuring Business Analysis knowledge, experience and good practice is shared across the Delivery Group

Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Promote a positive work culture, and maintain successful working relationships with other members of the Messaging DG;
  • Work often self-initiated;
  • Be fully responsible for meeting allocated technical and project/supervisory objectives;
  • Advise on available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to specialism and make appropriate choices from alternatives;
  • Advise on scope and options for continuous operational improvement;
  • Keep knowledge and skills up-to-date and maintain an awareness of industry developments;
  • Analyse, design, plan, execute and evaluate work to time, cost and quality targets;
  • Assess and evaluate risk;
  • Communicate effectively, both formally and informally; and
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent level of business understanding and business analysis skills;
  • Excellent requirements gathering skills
  • Excellent documentation skills;
  • A high level of commercial awareness;
  • Proven capability of managing/delivering solutions on time, to budget and to a high level of quality;
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate at all levels from senior management to stake holders;
  • A highly structured and organised approach to working;
  • Ability to work both individually and as an effective team member; and
  • Ability to think on your feet and show initiative
  • Hosting platforms: UNIX, Linux, Windows;
  • Working in transformation;
  • Working with virtualisation environments, deployment and testing automation;
  • Java programming language or similar;
  • Continuous Integration environments and tooling;
  • Micro Service Architectures design / development;
  • Middleware / messaging products and protocols;
  • APIs design and management;
  • Agile development techniques;
  • Leading a development team; and
  • Setting and continually improving development standards and processes.

Desirable Skills:

  • Working with Agile and Lean concepts as applied at scale, holding the values of the Agile Manifesto and applying the principles behind it.
  • Enterprise Architecture modelling (such as OpenText Provision); and
  • A good understanding of Messaging Services and Service Oriented Architecture
  • WS02 development
  • XSLT
  • SOA technologies;
  • Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and/or Mac OS X;
  • Version control systems such as subversion or git;
  • Experience in developing and using public and private web-based APIs;
  • JSON;
  • Architecture modelling

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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