Technical Product Owner # Iot Platform

Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:04 Jun, 2019

Role Title: Technical Product Owner – IoT Platform

Location: Düsseldorf

Are you bold? Innovative? Inquisitive? Great, then we can help you thrive…

The V by Vodafone team was created just 2 years ago to pioneer a new way of connecting our 500 million customers globally to the world of Internet of Things.

We’re a team of fearless, restless visionaries in a completely new technology, on a mission to create world-changing products that connect people to their homes, their smart devices, and the things they love. Using our smart V SIM card, innate objects can now be controlled and monitored from anywhere at anytime, giving people the opportunity to do things they have never done before, offering freedom, security and control on a new level.

We have already launched 15 products in 7 markets internationally …and we just can’t stop!

This is where you come in…

We are seeking like-minded intrepid explorers to join us. People that aren’t afraid to take risks. The daring ones, the trailblazers, the pioneers!

Our Consumer IoT proposition relies on a Core Platform which is a diversified set of common enablers exposed through APIs. This way we provide reliable foundations to multiple propositions, partners and of course consumers.

As a Techical Product Owner for our IoT Platform you will have the opportunity to help us build a key component of our strategy. The main purpose of this component will be to allow all our connected devices to interconnect, ensuring absolute safety while enabling our propositions to maximize the value offered to our IoT customers.

You will own the roadmap of our IoT Platform, defining and prioritizing functionalities in order to maximizing the delivered value at any point in time.

In order to achieve this, you will work with a passionate team who will support you with design, development and service management through the lifecycle.

Our teams choose to use Agile methodology, we build and run leveraging on AWS assets and leverage significantly on our data lake for all our activities through the service lifecycle.

The person we are looking for is therefore someone who is passionate for building solutions with great focus on consumer value, IoT technologies, Agile methodologies of work, AWS assets and understands the benefits of being data informed. A key softskill for the role is communication, the ability to explain your decisions to key stakeholders are paramount to the success our propositions.
Look no further if all you read above looks like a challenge you could have fun with. We are certainly the right team to make it happen.

With us you will:
  • Ownership of IoT Platform roadmap: Understand business needs and steer the roadmap and its execution.
  • Accountibility for end-to-end delivery of the roadmap items in alignment with the Vodafone organisation - identify, manage and resolve dependencies, risks
  • Decide on priorities to Optimize teams throughput  - define requirements and break down into incremental value added deliveries
  • Ownership of Service success through the lifecycle – Define, monitor and act upon performance indicators which reflect IoT Platform success
  • Responsible for Creating a Data Informed Service – IoT Platform and Service are designed to ensure the foundations for data informed actions through the lifecycle.
Apply if you have:
  • Strong communication skills to interact with stakeholders of diversified skillsets and built longlasting relationships
  • Experienced in owning a Product Roadmap and driving its implementation
  • Strong decision making capabilities
  • Deep understanding of IoT technology business value
  • Proven track record delivering complex strategic projects in the areas of communications, web or mobile services using of  Agile methodologies of Product Development
  • Experienced working in multi-national and mulit-location teams
  • >= 5 years professional work experience
  • Deep understanding of AWS based architectures and assets ideally certified
  • Deep understanding of Agile Product Ownership methodologies applied to telecom industry ideally certified
  • Deep understanding of data usage for decision making, ideally certified in at least one data visualisation tool
  • Familiar with IT concepts as REST,
    Cloud, microservices, APIs
  • Familiar with M2M, IoT and cellular technologies /mobile, OpenID Connect standards
  • Higher education degree in IT/Engineering or related field
What you can expect from us:
  • Dedicated support and mentoring
  • Opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life balance. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career and achieve your full potential.
  • Annual company bonus
  • 30 day’s holiday
  • Contributory company pension scheme
Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, 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 Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on

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