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And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best.
We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.
The Product Owner represents the business stakeholders and is the voice of the customer guiding individual DevOps teams, responsible for ensuring that the delivery team delivers value to the business according to the outcome vision
This role is responsible for the definition of customer-centric items or user stories from the capability / feature roadmap defined by the Product Manager, ranking and prioritizing them, and adding them to the team backlog
This role will work closely with the Release Train Engineer / Agile Programme Manager and Scrum Master in coordinating day to day activities such as sprint planning, retrospectives and other agile functions to ensure collaboration and effective delivery of user stories against commercial milestone objectives
Product owner works to Agile principles, and will be responsible for the prioritization and delivery of the backlog of change initiatives to maximize business benefit of the products and features we offer.
The rote works closely with the team to develop user stories, acceptance criteria and full business benefits, and convey the vision onwards to our in-house Scrum teams, or, where required, to our Offshore development partners
Your responsibilities will include :
Own, drive, and focus the team on delivery of business value and content
Develop and define user stories / items and acceptance criteria from the feature and capability roadmap defined by Product Managers
Rank and prioritize user stories / items and add them to the team backlog for sprint development, conveying a clear vision of what is required to be built
Approve the final release plan and accept all deliverables against defined user stories and acceptance criteria
Analyse and report delivery risks and opportunities, and engage stakeholders for communications and decision-making
Participate in retrospectives to identify improvement opportunities
Acts as single point of business contact for the DevOps team
Manage the financial plan for the delivery team, providing forecasts
The ideal candidate will have :
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field
A total of eight or more years experience of which at least 5 or more years are in the successful delivery in Product Ownership (or equivalent role) across full product lifecycles, from MVP to marketable products in iterations, including support transition
Experience in successfully Leading and mentoring agile / DevOps teams in Large multi-team environments
Experience in agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Test Driven Design and Behavioural Driven Design
Experience in successful delivery against financial / resource constraints
Experience in the use of analytics and AB / multivariate testing
Experience with requirements definition and use case modelling
Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industry strongly preferred
Industry Experience Required
E-Commerce Card Acquiring
Merchant Management ISO / Aggregator
Payment Gateway Implementations
South African E-Commerce tender types
Non Traditional tender types i.e. Loyalty points, mobile money wallets, coupons, vouchers / gifts
Super App / Mini App frameworks
The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.
Commitment from Vodacom
Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded.
We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.
At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.