Junior Product Owner (m/f/d)

Product Berlin, Germany


Optimizely is focused on unlocking digital potential and we are the recognized category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and created the category for A/B Testing and experimentation software. We have incredible customers – isn’t that one of the most important aspects of looking for your next job? Optimizely has over 9,000 brands from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian, DocuSign, FitBit and Zillow.  

Not only are we financially sound and growing but we have unicorn status: Exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and has all strategic options ahead of itself. Optimizely continues to invest and addresses a market opportunity north of $30 billion, providing significant personal career growth opportunities. 

We are an inclusive culture with a global team of 1200+ people across the US, Europe, Australia, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business culture with emphasis on teamwork, inclusion, and moving fast. People make the difference!  

If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment, apply! We’re just getting started...

As a Junior Product Owner you will 

  • Drive IT requirements based on strategic requirements, create data flows and rough IT architectures to guide developers
  • Collaborate with product management, customer success, UX and the international development team to transition the business requirements to technical requirements
  • Define acceptance criteria for stories & features
  • Set scope and priority of technical tasks and create tickets in accordance with development team & Principal Engineers
  • Ensure product development in time, quality & budget
  • Clarify the functional and technical feasibility of features within the development team
  • Act as a connection between developer teams and product management
  • Be responsible for the product backlog


About you

  • You have gained first professional experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Product ownership of a technologically complex product
    • IT Project Management
    • Software Development
  • Very good knowledge of requirement engineering and agile software development methods
  • Strong communication and planning skills
  • Experience in coordinating complex product development cycles and software development schedules
  • Good understanding of basic development principles and the Java stack
  • You have experience with engaging different stakeholders and can anticipate and manage their needs
  • You are structured, able to work operationally as well as strategically and solve projects of different objectives and levels of detail
  • You are fluent in written and spoken German and English

Our Benefits

  • Permanent contract 
  • Agile Product and Software Development 
  • Remote working option within Germany (also past Covid-19)
  • Very bright office space in the heart of Berlin with two rooftop terraces 
  • The ability to shape your work through your curiosity and expertise 
  • Regular team and company events 
  • Free Bio fruit bags and all kinds of cool and hot beverages 
  • Free (S) or discounted (M/L/XL) membership in the Urban Sports Club
  • Free public transport ticket (BVG Abo) or a free company underground parking lot 

Optimizely is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.