Job Title Product Owner
Location  London
Reports To 
Within the Chief Technology Office (CTO) group
Date 
March 2018

 

SUMMARY

We are seeking a Product Owner who is able to operate as the Products team’s conduit into Engineering in order to manage the product requirements and backlog, ensure the developing solution meets the agreed product requirements, and assist in the planning and direction of future product development within an Agile R&D organization. If you are someone who prides themselves on being innovative, dedicated, agile, driven to exceed expectations and a champion of celebrating success, we want to hear from you!

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Sigma’s Products organization consists of dynamic, experienced and highly motivated product professionals focused on delivering cutting edge and innovative product solutions for the Communications, Media and Hi-Tech industries.  The Product Owner will play a pivotal role within the Products team in shaping and evolving the product portfolio.

 

The Product Owner is Responsible For

  • Product Roadmap & Requirements
  • Release Management
  • Product Packaging
  • Products / Engineering Support
  • Internal Asset Development

 

Product Roadmap & Requirements

  • Identify, define and detail product requirements
  • Clearly identify and elaborate backlog items to facilitate a shared understanding between the product and engineering organizations
  • Make decisions and prioritize backlog items in order to maximize product output
  • Develop business and user processes
  • Define standards for product UI’s
  • Enforce standards through product requirements
  • Participate in industry groups and conferences to drive the company view of the market, working on detailed focus groups, action teams, committees
  • Maintain the near term detailed product roadmap (3-12 months)

 

Release Management

  • Scope features and requirements into appropriate product releases
  • Manage the product release program:
    • Create & maintain release project plans, working with the Product Manager to agree priorities and schedules
    • Track & report overall status
  • Implement & Manage Risk, Issues, Change Logs, escalating to the Product Manager any deviation to scope, time or budget as appropriate

 

Product Packaging

  • Responsible for the overall packaging of the product, including software packaging oversight, documentation, training support, and technical install / operations manuals

 

Product Requirements / Use Case Management

  • Responsible and accountable for conceptual and functional designs of Sigma’s software products
  • Ongoing liaison with Engineering to ensure that the meaning and testability of requirements are correctly transferred

 

Products / Engineering Support

  • Participate in and drive design sessions with strategic customers
  • Participate in and drive design sessions with engineering
  • Drive the technical resolution of issues arising from changes to scope, requirements, design, etc.
  • Work with documentation teams to ensure accurate representation of design and capability within technical publications
  • Facilitate effective knowledge transfer, training and adoption of product capabilities by Sigma delivery and sales teams

 

Internal Asset Development

  • Regularly contribute to improving implementation tools and Delivery Methodology
  • Assist in the development of product documentation
  • Assist in the development of product training materials
  • Assist in the delivery of Sigma product training
  • Regularly contribute new product roadmap ideas

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience in software, including time spent focusing on product development within the Communications, Media and Hi-Tech industries
  • Knowledge of BSS/OSS solutions and architectures, with knowledge of
    • Enterprise Product Catalog
    • Quote and Order Capture
    • Fulfilment (Order Management & Provisioning)
  • Experience using different software delivery models including Agile, Scrum, iterative, and others
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven collaborator, leader and diplomat
  • Fair and objective in decision making
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of the TM Forum and related Frameworx (eTom, SID, TAM, Open Digital)
  • University degree or equivalent qualification.

 

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