Product Owner - Digital at Fractal Systems Ltd, Central London, to £650 per day

£-9,350 - £650 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • 223 Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 2QD, UK
  • Nov 19, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description


We're after a Senior Product Owner to join our team of developers and UX experts to support our clients business to build world class digital products. You would be joining a maturing product culture within the organisation and play a key role in accelerating their growth. In this role you'll have the opportunity to build and ship industry leading products that will deliver real benefit to your users. You'll be responsible for shaping the product strategy and roadmap, identifying opportunities for the business and drive these through to benefit realisation. You'll lead the vision and collaborate with Product Owners, Engineering, Design and Business teams to shape and deliver best in class products and innovation.

You must have a proven background working as a Product Owner in a fast paced technology centric business, ideally with a consumer focus. You will have experience defining product strategy and product vision. You will be comfortable in a leadership role and must have proven experience leading a multidisciplinary product team at scale and be comfortable managing conflict and using data to underpin your decision making process. Experience establishing, embedding and maturing OKRs into a team would also be beneficial. You must have outstanding communication and presentation skills and be comfortable working with all levels of stakeholders.

As a Product Owner you need a deep understanding of Agile Scrum frameworks and be a strong communicator with experience of running workshops and communicating directly with clients. You will create and maintain a product roadmap and will be responsible for communication with all stakeholders (business heads, marketing, developers, and senior management) to ensure that all products continue to perform at the highest possible level and serve the needs of the companies many customer groups.

What You'll Do

  • Convert strategic goals and high-level business requirements into a product backlog of user stories

  • Maintain and prioritize the product backlog and track release plans

  • Lead effective Sprint Planning and Sprint Reviews 

  • Participate fully in Scrum events; daily team scrums, planning, reviews and retrospectives

  • Support the development team with any questions they may have

  • Work with development teams to represent the customer/end-user

  • Articulate and uphold the product vision

  • Working with users to ensure all enhancements meet business and client requirements

  • Define, implement and analyse product KPIs and OKRs for all product enhancements

  • Create and maintain a product dashboard

  • Create and deliver proposals and product plans to senior management and senior stakeholders

  • Collaborate with the business to create and maintain a product roadmap(s)

  • Provide product marketing/new business with insights on key differentiators and messages

  • Provide regular product demos/show & tells/webinars on product functionality to internal/external audiences

  • Create product documentation and supporting materials for product marketing and new business teams

  • Evangelise the product amongst customers and end-users

  • Facilitate client workshops and requirement gathering sessions

  • Proven experience delivering compelling consumer facing products across many platforms within an Agile environment.

  • Solid Experience in Product Owner role (5+ years)

  • Working knowledge of the SDLC and experience coordinating delivery involving external and internal development teams

What You'll Bring

  • Extensive Product Owner experience (5 years) and certified.

  • Resilience and Professionalism are key in financial services, timeliness and delivery are critical, you’ll need to be happy to meet the client where they are as we move towards greater agility.

  • Whilst recognised certification from the are valuable, equal value is placed on the diversity of experiences that can be demonstrated or evidenced using different client engagement examples and which include experience at the enterprise level

  • You’ll have worked with scaling frameworks but be open to multiple approaches

  • Previous experience of working with distributed teams and third party organisations

  • A solid track record of getting projects done without coercion or dictation of work

  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and social skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to support and educate business owners to build and maintain a prioritized backlog

  • The ability to facilitate discussions, conflict resolution, and decision-making Demonstrable experience of delivering enterprise-scale development projects.

  • Exemplary communication and people skills, in a technical or non-technical context with teams and stakeholders.

  • Solid understanding of software development processes and procedures

  • Solid understanding of continuous delivery & integration, iterative development, incremental delivery and the value of metrics

  • Solid technical background required. Good understanding of continuous delivery, support best practices, technical debt, software architecture, scaling, DevOps, etc.

  • Experience growing and facilitating highly motivated and capable teams to deliver innovative software products.

  • Mentoring skills that demonstrate the agile values and principles in every thought and action.