Product Owner

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Product Owner

Benefits: Negotiable
Location: Stellenbosch
Type: Permanent
Reference: #21022
Company: Datafin Recruitment

IF you live & breathe all things mobile and passionate about delivering cutting-edge products, then your expertise a Product Owner is sought by a global leader in innovative Cloud-based Tech in Stellenbosch. Joining its Agile team, you will be responsible for defining stories and prioritising the team’s backlog and be the frontline maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the product features and components. Driven by maximizing the value of the products created by Scrum Development teams, you will gather and review business requirements, conceiving appropriate solutions (functional and non-functional requirements), as well as support resulting projects through the development cycle. You will facilitate field testing and release to market in collaboration with RSO stakeholders. You must preferably possess an Undergraduate Degree with an Information Systems focus, have at least 5 years’ work experience in a similar role & skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Balsamiq & OmniGraffle.
  • Contribute to the creation of the product roadmap that includes a high-level, visual strategic summary of the vision and direction for the product solution (this is both strategic and a reference plan for execution).
  • Communicate with various stakeholders and the Development team to ensure that the goals are clear, and the vision is aligned with the business objectives.
  • Manage the Development teams’ project task-list and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives.
  • Collaborate with various teams to refine the process, identify areas for improvement and support the sprint.
  • Understand and manage the clients’ needs and in turn, more effectively manage the development process.
  • Accountable for each stage of the development process and the final product.
  • Lead the inspection and evaluation of the product progress through each iteration.
  • Conduct requirements’ workshops.
  • Understand system behaviour, inputs and outputs as they relate to business functions.
  • Create wireframes of software making use of prototyping tools.
  • Project manage the delivery of the development.
  • Lead the planning of product release frameworks.
  • Where applicable, manage the third-party supplier relationships.
  • Ensure billing methods are established and entrenched for all solutions developed.
  • Be the subject matter expert on assigned portfolio of solutions.

  • Preferably an Undergraduate Degree with an Information Systems focus.
  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience as a Product Owner.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and Principles of Scrum.
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal), negotiation and diplomacy skills.
  • Solid commercial understanding balanced against technical and product knowledge.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Well-developed information-gathering, planning, and organisational skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills – Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Ability to explore, analyse and utilize various software platforms from an end user perspective.
  • Experience with wireframe building/prototyping tools is beneficial e.g., Balsamiq, OmniGraffle.


  • Highly motivated individual with a genuine interest in technology and a passion to deliver cutting-edge products.
  • Positive, professional and able to collaborate with cross-departmental colleagues at all times
  • Individual who lives and breathes mobile.
  • The ability to deal with diverse and international stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and change.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented, high pressure environment.
  • Creative thinker with a vision.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.
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Posted on 20 Jul 10:58


Michelle Roberts
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087 351 0743

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