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Product Owner | Gaming | Century City

We view our client as one of the top digital organisations in South Africa, who provide marketing and support services to millions of clients across the globe. They are based in very trendy and upmarket offices in Century City, Cape Town. A multi billion-dollar global giant in their field, they are able to attract the very best talent in South Africa, and retain them. They are currently looking for a Product Owner to join their team.

Job description

As the Product Owner, you will be the project’s key stakeholder representing Users and Business working together with our Software Development Teams to deliver high quality software products.

Reporting into the Product Manager, you will be responsible for validating product ideas with reviews of plans and work-in-progress with Customers, Architects and Product Teams. 

Duties will include, but not limited to:


Work with Stakeholders to help develop the product strategy and business cases

Define and clearly communicate a prioritised roadmap plan that implements the strategy, including measurable improvements

Understand high level Epic requirements and decompose these into smaller packages of work for implementation within Scrum Team

Actively seek input from internal and external Stakeholders and complete competitor analysis to keep abreast of industry and best practice

Work with the Business Stakeholders to produce detailed user journeys, acceptance criteria and designs ready for implementation• Assist with product/system/process documentation to support Users and Business continuity

Work with the Scrum Team and PO Manager to deliver key milestones, including managing and prioritising the story backlog to ensure the work items delivered meet expectations

Provide regular updates to Stakeholders on strategy, successes, learning and progress on product vision

Overall owner of the product backlog, keeping the Business and Tech Teams informed of work delivered

Understand the strategic and competitive position of the product, carry out competitive analysis and deliver value adding increments

Lead and inspire the Scrum Team to instil quality, encourage innovation and reduce defects

Even the most experienced talent should have the opportunity to expand and improve their skill sets in many advanced areas of knowledge at this employer.   

If you have the right attitude and right aptitude, we can assure you that room for growth at this employer is unprecedented.  

They firmly believe in staying up to date with latest technologies, so you’ll be working with the latest tech at international standards.  

Whilst this is a very modern and fast paced organisation, the atmosphere is also relaxed.  Leave those suits and ties at home, but please wear something. 

Our client doesn’t believe that sitting in traffic for hours each day is necessary so working hours are flexible, with core working hours between 9am and 4pm.   

To keep you healthy, stress free, and happy – they provide nutritious meals (free of course), serve cappuccinos from their coffee bar, provide free access to the gym, and of course there are free massages from their wellness therapist when you need it the most.  

Our client is able to pay top dollar to attract and retain top talent in South Africa and offer excellent end of year bonuses based on company and individual performance.  The company is outperforming though, so for now, the rest is up to you.

Work hard and play hard?  Head on down to the bar every Friday afternoon, try your hand at Poker on Thursday evenings, enjoy regular team building events such as white river rafting, and so much more. 

Most of all they have created a culture second to none.  Small on egos; big on energy.  Possibly the most employee centric client we’ve come across.  Ever.

If you meet with our requirements and think you could be a match then you’ll want to pop your CV to info@anniemercer.co.za.  

Requirements

• Bachelor's degree, a Technology related discipline preferred. (Experience may take the place of a degree)
• Prior experience as a Product Owner or Business Analyst and an understanding of Standard Software Development Life Cycle for Enterprise Software Applications
• Understanding of Standard Software Development team roles and responsibilities
• Understanding of Scrum Framework and Agile methodologies
• Knowledge and experience of working with Agile Scrum delivery methods and a good understanding of the Product Owner role
• Knowledge of requirements capture and specification techniques
• Experience of conducting user research and working with teams to develop wireframes and specifications for new product features
• Experience of working with remotely located Stakeholders and/or Development Team
• Project management skills including, product based planning techniques, business case creation and maintenance, and issues and risks management
• Experience of managing multiple feature development in one backlog
• Experience of managing projects, BAU work and product roadmap priorities simultaneously
• An understanding of software development an ability to work closely with technology teams in scheduling functional and non-functional requirements
• Knowledge of behavioural driven development and continuous integration
• The ability to assimilate, sort and aggregate complex information quickly
• An understanding of change and version management

Category

Location

Century City, Cape Town

Available

Interested in this position?

If you feel you are a good fit for this role, kindly send your CV to info@anniemercer.co.za. In your email, please feel free to tell us why you are an excellent fit for the role and also include your current earnings and notice period. We look forward to chatting with you.

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