Product Manager

Posted 19 October by Applause IT
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Product Manager: Agile, Cloud, SOA, API, AI Systems

Warrington, Cheshire - Commutable via Manchester and Liverpool - home based / some travel.

To suit North West or Midlands based candidate

£50,000 - £63,000 (Depending on Experience) + Bonus + Benefits + Share Options

High growth global software solutions house, requires experienced Technical Product Manager with strong Agile experience and decent technical understanding of the MS .Net stack / modern front-end development gained from a previous hands on development past. Technical appreciation to enable sensible conversations with developers on the following is preferred: Helping to build enterprise applications that can be: Cloud hosted OR that utilise a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and/or provide published API's. PROJECT MANAGERS NEED NOT APPLY.

The Role:To lead cross-functional resources for successful product definition. Providing relevant business context for Agile software development teams and then leading teams through planning exercises designed to help select development work for execution.

Day to day you will:

Drive one or more Scrum Teams as the Product Owner

Provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements in the forms of Epics, Themes and Stories

Build and maintain a strong practical knowledge of the product and the recommended deployment architecture

Create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or return on investment

Contribute to define the product road-map

Providing an active role in mitigating impediments that might otherwise impact completion of Release and Sprint Goals

Representing the customer, interfacing and engaging with the customer

Producing and maintaining technical documentation associated with the product releases

Required:

Strong familiarity with Agile methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban.

Recent strong experience in a Product Owner / Manager role.

You will be able to provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and will have experience of capturing functional and technical requirements in the form User Stories.

You will have experience of backlog management, iteration planning, and will know how to create and maintain a Product Backlog according to business value.

Excellent English language verbal and written communication skills inc. use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint etc.

Ability to work closely with the sales teams, consultancy team and internal teams to recognise requirements and identify opportunities to improve the product offering

Familiarity with common technologies inc Microsoft Windows Server and Desktop, MS SQL, SSL, Encryption, Certificates, Active Directory, Virtualization, WCF (High level functional knowledge)

Desirables:

Scrum Product Owner or Scrum Master certification (Scrum.org or Scrum Alliance)

Experience of developing cloud-deployed products that utilise service orientated architecture; and that present published API's, is highly sought after.

The successful candidate will be a strong team player who enjoys challenges within a fast-paced environment, applies sound judgement and enjoys working both individually and as part of a team.

Please send CV now for initial consideration and call Tim Morris on to find out more

Product Manager: Agile, Cloud, SOA, API, AI Systems

To suit North West or Midlands based candidate

Required skills

  • Agile
  • SOA
  • Cloud
  • Product Owner
  • API's

Reference: 36403822

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