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Technical Product Owner



IT, Product
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Technical Product Owner

Aggregate function: Technology
Business Area: VT Channels
Posting Country: Portugal
Date Posted: 1 Jul 2024
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this.

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

What's in it for you

Within the world of Mobile Communication, technology is a key enabler. A consistent part of Vodafone success is based on the implementation and delivery of advanced and innovative services to its customers. Within Vodafone Group Technology, Fintech & Product Enablement has the responsibility to design, develop, deploy and operate strategic consumer services. We are building a new global Device Lifecycle (DLS) platform and have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Product Owner to join our new team. The DLS platform allows customers to trade-in old devices in return for discounts on new technology.

The Technical Product Owner works closely with Commercial Product Managers to drive the vision and execution of the product delivery and align the roadmap and priorities for new product features, enhancements, and improvements.

You will need a strong understanding of the technology and business objectives to allow effective technical communication with the design, delivery, and development teams, also to commercial stakeholders and nearshore teams. You will also need to effectively communicate, at a suitable level to non-technical stakeholders outside of technology group.

What you’ll do

  • Drive creation and delivery of the technical product roadmap in alignment with commercial priorities whilst managing technical feasibility and system impact.
  • Prioritising the delivery of value while enabling growth of the technical platforms
  • Work with Release Train Engineer (RTE) to deliver products across multiple teams
  • Communication and alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive key business decisions on build-or-buy, vendor selection, delivery and operational model for the new product or service.
  • Be the key point of knowledge for the delivery team’s activities
  • Ownership of the DLS Platform and capabilities roadmap for delivery team / service: Understand business needs and steer the technical roadmap and delivery teams.
  • Technical delivery of roadmap items in alignment with wider team - identify, manage, and resolve dependencies and risks.
  • Ownership of Service success through the lifecycle – Define, build, monitor and proactively act upon performance indicators which reflect DLS Platform success
  • Cross-team alignment on technical feasibility, impact and design, ensuring effective knowledge transfer between teams.
  • Serve as trusted technology subject matter expert for DLS team

Who you are

  • Computer science qualification or equivalent
  • Agile Product Owner certification
  • Deep understanding of AWS/Cloud based architectures and assets, ideally certified
  • Experience with IT concepts including REST, Cloud, microservices, APIs
  • Fluent in English (written & oral)
  • Experience in delivering consumer web / technology products as Product Owner within an Agile environment.
  • Deep knowledge of software development projects and delivery within Agile/SAFe environment
  • Strong technical background, ideally with previous software development experience in a commercial environment
  • Strong communication skills, with experience interacting with stakeholders
  • Experienced working in distributed teams

Who we are

You may have already heard of Vodafone - We're a leading Telecommunications company in Europe and Africa. But what you might not know is that we are continuously investing in new technologies to improve the lives of millions of customers, businesses and people around the world, creating a better future for everyone.

As part of our global family, whether that's Vodafone, Vodacom or _VOIS, you'll feel a sense of pride and purpose as you contribute to our culture of innovation. We pursue equality of opportunity and inclusion for all candidates through our employment policies and practices. We recognise and celebrate the importance of diversity and inclusivity in our workspace and we do not tolerate any form of discrimination especially related to but not limited to race, colour, age, veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, trade union membership, nationality, indigenous status, medical condition, HIV status, social origin, cultural background, social, or marital status.

Together we can.

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.