Version 1 Dublin

Product Owner

Department: Digital Development & Architecture

Recruiter

James Cregan

Company Description

Version 1 is celebrating 25 years in the IT industry this year and we continue to be trusted by global brands to deliver IT solutions that drive customer success. 

Version 1 is not just a Microsoft Gold Partner, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and an Oracle Platform Partner; we are also an award-winning employer and our employees are at the heart of Version 1. We invest in a strong culture of wellness through programs that help our employees create their journey toward optimal wellbeing. This framework is based on the ‘Strength in Balance‘ theme and this seen again in our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Team motto “Bring Your Difference“. 

Job Description

Due to continued success and growth of one of our key clients, we are expanding the delivery team and are now looking for a Product Owner. As the Product Owner you will be responsible for managing the product backlog to achieve the desired outcome that the product development team seeks to accomplish. You will work as part of a senior product development team setting direction and prioritising for multiple scrum teams. You will work closely with Enterprise Architects, Cloud Architects, and the Scrum Masters to define the backlog and assign to the scrum teams. You will also work alongside the Scrum team providing them with leadership and direction, ensuring readiness of all aspects of software releases in line with the defined SDLC process .

Responsibilities: 

  • You will participate in the daily scrums, sprint planning meetings and sprint reviews and retrospectives. You will ensure the next sprint is ready to commence. You will inspect the product’s progress at the end of every sprint and have complete authority to accept or reject work done.  
  • You will work with the Backlog Cloud Architect to evolve the Product Backlog through the full cycle including definition, implementation, and release
  • You will have the ability to connect all stakeholders, possibly in different locations, to create and fully form product features. 
  • You will initiate and translate product road map into manageable product backlog for Scrum teams 
  • Liaise with the architects to understand the features and changes in product requirements and support the release planning and sprint planning exercises 
  • Push the Scrum master and pull the team to maintain continuous velocity stream, ensure quality, eliminate escaped defects, and motivate team 
  • Be able to connect with the internal clients in the definition and creation of Product features. 
  • Distil inputs from a variety of user representatives / stakeholders to create a complete picture of the market problems to be solved by the proposed software. 
  • Challenge stakeholders to ensure that an understanding is achieved that is coherent, complete, credible, sufficiently concrete to facilitate the development of software, and that the principles underlying the product are identified and described. 
  • Define software capabilities to meet the understood requirements including usability, utilising artefacts that provide engineering with sufficient guidance to ensure progress. Expert knowledge of the existing capabilities of the software and planning for its future evolution must inform this. 
  • Own the acceptance of delivered software meeting capabilities as envisioned.   
Qualifications
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Product Owner in a related discipline with a software product vendor 
  • Insurance / financial services domain experience an advantage. 
  • Software development experience an advantage
  • Good process analysis and mapping skills, comfort with complex business domain modelling. 
  • Expert at uncovering and solving technical problems. Strong business analysis skills. The ability to provide an accurate assessment of a feature’s business value. 
  • Ability to envisage software features that solve market problems and that can be implemented at feasible levels of cost and risk. 
  • An understanding of how technology can be leveraged for business benefit. The ability to quickly assess the technical feasibility / relative cost of solution options. 
  • Experience of working in a truly Agile environment and expert knowledge of Agile methodologies e.g. Kanban, Scrum and SAFe
Additional Information

Before you apply, here are some of our benefits. We offer profit share, pension, private healthcare cover, flexible working policy and more. We offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role.

We offer employee recognition in the form of Excellence Awards and V1Ps which is awarded by your peers. Engagement is incredibly important with local engagement teams driving our engagement events!

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Excellence
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Drive
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

Consistently Rated a Top Workplace By Our People

Strong core values, a culture of trust and empowerment, and a vision for success position Version 1 as a top employer across the UK, Ireland and India. If you are seeking a fair workplace in which recognition is based on merits, and career pathways are based on skills, then we could be a fit for you.

Learn about our Culture

Award-Winning Employee Focus

  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK
    UK, 2019-2021
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK
    IRELAND, 2012-2021
  • HEALTHY PLACE TO WORK
    AWARD, 2018-2021
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK
    IN TECH, 2019 & 2020
  • BEST WORKPLACES FOR WOMEN
    AWARD, 2019 & 2020

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