Product Owner
Ipreo
Cape Town
1d ago

Why Ipreo : Imagine a job where you

Imagine a job where you

  • Work directly with senior managers on a regular basis
  • Have a meaningful impact on the mission-critical products and services that clients rely on every single day
  • Collaborate with colleagues across business lines and regions
  • At Ipreo, this is true for EVERY MEMBER of our global organization! Our technology solutions and analytical insights are relied upon by every major investment bank and thousands of corporations around the world.

    What’s in it for you :

    This is an excellent opportunity for a Product Owner to develop industry knowledge within a fast growing, global financial technology organization, backed by two of the world’s leading financial sponsors, Blackstone & Goldman Sachs.

    It’s an awesome time to be a part of an organization in its evolutionary stages!

    What you’ll work on :

    This role will work in an Agile structure as part of the Production Solutions team. The incumbent will act as a Product Owner of scrum teams.

    You will transform user requirements into user stories to ensure high quality of development for the client.

    On any given day, you will be :

    Communicating and Collaborating

  • Teaming up with other members of Product
  • Meeting with internal groups that provide feedback, content, direction, ideas, and more
  • Working closely with Agile Scrum teams to direct and guide enhancements
  • Learning and Understanding

  • Getting a feel for the needs of your users
  • Building market and tech knowledge that will help you make key decisions
  • Becoming an expert on your features and more
  • Meeting with Users

  • Hearing feedback and ideas directly from our clients
  • Representing the team’s vision as well as your own enhancements
  • Creating, Exploring, and Problem-Solving

  • Defining and designing user features using your gained knowledge
  • Solving product puzzles How can we accomplish this? Where does it make sense to put that?
  • Defining issues what’s wrong, and how should we fix it?
  • This is the job for you if :

  • Do you constantly say, I wish my phone could ! You think of ways to improve the things you use every dayYou can identify points of frustrations and solutions for them
  • Are you creative or inquisitive?You are curious by natureYou enjoy building or designingYou like to learn concepts well enough to teach them to others
  • Are you excited about working with a unique, closely-knit team?You work well on your own, but are a team-playerYou can adopt a team’s vision but are also interested in contributing to it
  • Do you want exposure to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), technology, and / or finance?Build knowledge of the markets that power our economyLearn to navigate the process of bringing a web product to market
  • Additional role responsibilities include :

    Everyone is a user of something! A phone, a wallet, a computer, a car, a TV But a Product Owner learns what others need and guides a team to build it.

    In this role, you will :

  • Learn to use our existing product and understand how it works
  • Gain a high-level grasp of the Issuer and how the product serves them
  • Build knowledge around the product’s clientele and their needs
  • Learn how to write requirements for new features that will guide developers and testers
  • Dive into a specific feature or set of features on which you will become an expert
  • And you will use these skills to :

  • Serve as a Product Owner
  • Participate in application releases and work to turnover high quality releases
  • Participate in as well as lead discussions with internal teams to collect feedback on your feature’s direction
  • Manage the goals and objectives of your features
  • Write User Stories that define full features or small enhancements
  • Become a source of knowledge about your feature for other members of the Product Team, a team of developers and testers, and internal teams
  • Build a strong understanding of the business domain
  • Produce and maintain feature documentation for both internal teams and clients
  • Participate in product demonstrations to showcase your feature to both internal teams and clients
  • Build comfort to recommend process improvements
  • Assist in the development of a vision for the product
  • What we look for :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn and relay technical concepts dynamically based on the audience
  • Ability to work in both a group and individual settings; willingness to both collaborate and branch out on your own
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to define Epics
  • Ability to break down Epics into features and User Stories
  • Ability to manage backlog
  • Ability to break down technical issues into easily digestible data points for stakeholder consumption
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels including senior stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work in group and individual settings
  • Strong understanding of Agile / Scrum principles
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