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Specialist Technology Product Owner Lead



IT, Product
Málaga, Spain
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Specialist Technology Product Owner Lead

Aggregate function: Technology
Business Area: VBPS Product&Platform Engin.
Posting Country: Spain
Date Posted: 19 Jun 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.

Would you like to be part of our new adventure? Vodafone Group is launching its new technological HUB (MSH), an international center of excellence dedicated to research and development of technical solutions, such as Secure Networks, 5G and 6G development, Open RAN, IoT, MPN & MEC and UCC for Vodafone Business, platforms and enterprise solutions.

Come and join us to create the future together!

We are looking for a Platform Product Owner (Technical) with solid background in DevOps/Cloud/Infrastructure Architectures to collaborate, and be part, of the MPN Platform Team formed by Cloud, DevOps and Infrastructure Engineering skills. You will be the interface with Development Teams, Solution Architects and Product Management to define the roadmap and strategy of MPN Platform. Main activities:

  • Define and drive the Platform roadmap.
  • Define and prioritize Platform Activities, integrating Product Requirements, organizational objectives and Non Functional Requirements (NFR) in the backlog. We work in Agile.
  • Detect and anticipate Platform needs (Cloud, DevOps, Infrastructure) to incorporate to the backlog. Your technical background is very important.
  • Align with external teams and Product Management to free the Engineering Team from bureaucratic activities.
  • Collaborate in the definition of the support model, SLA and customer services.
  • Collaborate in the hiring process and provide guideline to Platform Team members.
  • You will not work alone, we believe in an inclusive and horizontal culture where there isn´t distinction between Scrum Masters, Developers, Managers and Product Owners, we are the Platform Team!

What you bring

  • Practical experience (at least 2 years) as DevOps, Cloud or Platform Product Owner, defining and prioritizing activities, interacting with Stakeholders/Product Management and Engineering Teams.
  • Capacity to translate business requirements into technical requirements supported by Engineering colleagues.
  • Ability to make key decision and prioritize complex requirements.
  • Previous Development/Design experience (at least 3 years) in Platform, DevOps, Cloud or Infrastructure Engineer roles. Don´t worry, we are not looking for a superhero, you will not develop in this role, but for us is very important your "development" view as Product Owner.
  • Good communication skills, you will interact with people with different backgrounds, from technical to business roles.
  • Quick ability to learn and adapt to new technological requirements. Most of new proposal will come from you. Proactive instead of reactive mindset.

Nice to have

  • Previous development/design experience in Kubernetes, AWS, Virtualization technologies.
  • Automation first. Experience in developing CI/CD pipelines and tools (e.g. Jenkins, Gitlab CI, Github Action).
  • Experience in Release Management process.
  • Involved on OSS requirements: Grafana, Prometheus, ELK, AlertManager or similar.
  • Familiar with Infrastructure terminology. Physical Servers, Networking, Firewall, Switch.
  • Telco and 5G experience or Industrial IoT environment experience is a plus.

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 thejob description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, andour recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

Together we can

At Vodafone, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We take pride in our commitment to providing equal opportunities to individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. We firmly believe that diversity includes a spectrum of experiences, and we welcome and support individuals with functional diversity.

Our mission is to create an accessible workplace where all team members can thrive, regardless of their unique abilities or challenges. We are committed to making reasonable accommodations to ensure that everyone can fully participate and excel in our organization. We value the unique perspectives and talents that individuals with functional diversity bring to our team and consider them an integral part of our success and innovation.

We recognize and celebrate the importance of diversity and inclusivity in our workplace so that we are as diverse as the customers and communities we serve. 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.

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.