Product Owner

SDL (Amsterdam NH, Nederland) 25 dagen geleden gepost

Who are we?

SDL is the global leader and innovator in language and content management solutions. For over 25 years, SDL has helped companies communicate with confidence and deliver transformative business results by enabling powerful experiences that engage customers across multiple touchpoints, all strengthened by our human expertise and machine learning technology. 

Today SDL is enabling companies to create, translate and deliver relevant and personalized content to support meaningful customer journeys and form important emotional connections by making understanding possible. The world’s biggest brands trust SDL’s expertise in digital content management and language translation, with 90 out of the top 100 global brands working with us, to underpin their content creation, translation and delivery. 

The role

The ideal candidate will communicate well, have a natural affinity for technology, and be motivated to build a well-engineered product that balances wider business requirements. This is a senior Product Owner role, interfacing with other Product Owners, Product Managers, Cross-Functional Team members, and internal and external customers at every level. Relationship building and the ability to motivate teams are critical to this role.

Responsibilities

To enable your team to create sustainable value

    • Synthesize input from different sources and identify priorities
    • Actively manage the backlog and select priority features for upcoming development cycles
    • Brief development and UX teams on shortlisted features, including key constraints and definitions of done
    • Work with teams to refine estimates and scope
    • Present team plans
    • Through the development cycle, continue to clarify the scope and involve stakeholders as necessary
    • Demonstrate the finished features at the end of the development cycle

To effectively use feedback from customers and internal stakeholders

    • At events, present roadmaps and lead discussions
    • Co-ordinate internal and external workgroups and other research activities

To maintain a culture of innovation and a strong shared architecture

    • Set up and actively participate in architecture planning discussions
    • Come up with new proposals and refine them with product managers and architects
    • Contribute to proofs of concept and other ways to test ideas

Skills and experience

Must have

    • Affinity with technology and software engineering – you need not be a proficient software engineer but you must have a sense of how complex software systems work: the data journey and dependencies that drive customer-facing features
    • Experience of working in Agile development, including refining processes
    • Excellent prioritization capabilities
    • Very good communication skills (in English), including presentations
    • Willingness to negotiate with other stakeholders, including customers, to achieve optimal results
    • Quick learning of new domains, both technical and market-focused
    • A sense of interaction design, that software is not just a collection of features but needs to follow a consistent model
    • Curiosity – asking questions, spotting patterns and outliers, seeking to close gaps in your own or others' understanding
    • You need a minimum of 5 years' experience in the tech field

Nice to have

    • Knowledge of sales process and support and maintenance models
    • Experience with CMS, knowledge management, or intranet
    • XML publishing experience
    • Knowledge of software testing

Our culture

You will be working with very diverse teams who share the drive to improve users' working lives in a commercially sustainable way. Working at SDL brings the opportunity to grow personally and professionally through informal learning as well as formal training. In particular, this role not only provides technical and domain learning but the chance to grow as a leader in a large, matrixed organization.


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