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Technical Product Owner

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  26-Nov-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location: London-Paddington, UK

Role purpose: 

The Security product function owns Vodafone’s Consumer Security products within Consumer Products and Services. Our flagship product, Secure Net, allows millions of Vodafone customers to be confidently connected and keep their families safe from threats while using our mobile and fixed network services. This product line is continuously evolving to offer our customers a comprehensive best-in-class security product.

 

As part of the Secure Net product function, this role focuses on:

Product scope

Future roadmap and strategy 

Technical assessments

 

As Technical Product Owner, you are part of a multidisciplinary team being responsible for the product evolution and development lifecycle of Vodafone’s state-of-the-art security and family protection proposition. Using latest technologies and agile delivery practices. our products and services are provided with high quality to ensure excellent customer experience and revenue impact. 

As key member of our Discovery Squad you will own the strategic direction of our agile technical product development and delivery, working closely with the commercial product teams, understanding requirements and business demands to guiding technical to deliver cutting edge solutions. You will provide assessments of potential solutions together with your commercial peers, considering cost estimates and implementation efforts, as well as guiding new concepts through governance milestones to become reality. 

The role requires a solid background in digital technologies and IT projects, and previous experience in roles as Business Analyst, Delivery Manager or Solutions Architect in agile organisations are of benefit. Hands-on and deep knowledge of state of the art technologies and solutions used in consumer services especially in the mobile and broadband business is a differentiator. Moreover, strong communication skills are a must as you will interface with people and teams around the globe and with different disciplines, from commercial to technical and internal to 3rd parties.  

In Vodafone we believe in the values of agile delivery and we see the Technical Product Owner as a fundamental role working closely with commercial teams, architects and development teams.

 

With us you will: 

Technical consulting of product teams - Understand business demands, and respond with assessments based on good knowledge of technology capabilities and potential re-use of these.

Guiding technical teams - derive and define technical product requirements from business needs and break down into incremental value add deliveries such as epics and stories and prioritise the backlog per business needs.

Supplier and Partner Management - Responsible for selecting suppliers, managing the relationship and driving technical conversations with suppliers and 3rd parties.

End-to-end knowledge - The role has a good understanding of technology capabilities and product requirements (what and how) to have informed discussions with commercial and technology interfaces.

Ensure efficiency and a high degree of re-usability in alignment with architects, e.g. similar requirements or changes in the future can be met without incremental cost.

Drive and vision- ensure new product concepts get driven through initial proofs of concept over a pilot phase into the hands of our customers.

 

 

Apply if you have:

• Strong communication skills to interact with local and remote stakeholders and built longlasting relationships across business areas

• Deep understanding and working experience of Scrum / Agile methodologies and Software Development

• Proven track record delivering complex strategic projects in the areas of communications, web or mobile services.

• Experienced working in complex matrix organisations and supporting the delivery of projects. Skilled in working with both local and remote stakeholders; skilled in working in multi-national and mulit-location teams 

Must have technical / professional qualifications: 

• 5+ years professional work experience

• Successful delivery record as Technical Product Owner/ Business Analyst, Solutions Architect or Agile Delivery Manager

• Deep understanding of Scrum / Agile methodologies 

• Familiar with IT standards such as REST, Cloud concepts, Microservices, APIs, Security Concepts, Home Gateway solutions, Mobile Apps

• Agile certification desired

• Higher education degree in IT/Engineering or related field

 

 

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