Lead Product Manager

03 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As Product Owner you will be a member of the Lean Agile Delivery team & serve as the customer proxy. You will be responsible for working with the Product Managers & other stakeholders to define and prioritize the team backlog so that the delivered software effectively addresses user needs while maintaining technical integrity and quality objectives. The PO is responsible for understanding and communicating the customer needs and priorities within a delivery team.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition you will: • The Product Owner will work in an agile product development environment.
• Clearly expressing Product Backlog items
• Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions
• Optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs
• Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum Team will work on next
• Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed
• Work with Product Leadership Team to translate the Business vision into long term strategies & roadmap
• Support Definition and evolve the software architecture to support the long term product vision
• Manage new technology implementations and/or technical architecture projects for the long-term needs or for risk mitigations
• Define the functional execution strategy, and oversee execution, integration and deployment of end user features in conjunction with technical architecture and non-functional requirements
• Work with multiple stakeholders (internal & external) to define the overall scope of their work and define the Quality metrics needed to monitor the performance of the ongoing work
• Define the nonfunctional requirements associated with the systems working closely with technical leadership
• Drive testable feature design and automation strategy across the solutions
• Act as the Agile product owner for ongoing development sprints prioritizing features to be developed based on technical competency and end user value metrics
• Work directly with defined end users to align prioritized features for Agile development
• Communicate business objectives and priorities for near term and long term to technical execution teams by leveraging technical experience


• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electronics / Electrical / Computer Science or Information Technology)• At least 5 year of experience in Software Architecture design and development or Product Owner/Software Project Management
• Minimum of 3 years' experience working in an Agile team environment with team leadership experience
• Results oriented with strong project management and virtual team skills in order to lead, eliminate complexity and uncertainty, and drive others to a shared vision.
• Has a strong sense of pace and urgency to ensure work is completed in the expected timelines.
• Technical skills adequate to communicate and successfully interact with software developers and QA personnel.
• Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal English communications

Desired Characteristics

• Master's Degree in Engineering (Electronics / Electrical / Computer Science or Information Technology) • 5+ years of experience as a Product Owner, Product Manager or Software Project Manager
• At least 1 full product cycle experience in software development
• Experience with techniques for valuing and ordering a Product Backlog
• Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, etc
• Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous
• Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
• Demonstrated ability to meet goals and objectives
• Proven strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of an organization
• Proven leadership capabilities with ability to motivate others and achieve results within a highly technical environment
• Proven success embracing and leading change initiatives
• Demonstrated experience of Agile software development of customer facing industrial applications
• Demonstrated experience leading virtual development teams with ability to prioritize respective work scopes to meet customer facing contract requirements
• Demonstrated development of large-scale, web-based solutions involving multiple systems and demonstrated experience in Strategy definition, System & Solution Design, Estimation, Development across various stake holders, System Integration, Acceptance, Deployment, Operations & Monitoring
• Demonstrated architectural development of (or should be knowledgeable to architect) systems
• Functionally architected (or should be knowledgeable to architect) Cloud based solutions and SAAS offerings
• Experience in cloud offerings related to Data Archiving and Data Analysis
• Demonstrated experience working with Hosting partners for the layout of physical infrastructure, deployment and Operations as well as cloud services such as AWS and openstack
• Demonstrated ability to work with senior technology leadership and architects to support development of system architecture to support functional roadmap
• Established organizational, planning, and project management abilities
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Cross-functional experience, and experience working across cultures, teams and time zones with ability to handle multiple tasks in compressed timeframes
• Proven analytical and problem resolution skills