Product Owner

Product Management Vimercate, Italy Puglia Region, Italy

About Liferay 

Liferay is a uniquely profitable open source software company with 850+ fiery-eyed employees scattered Liferay, Inc. is a uniquely profitable B2B enterprise software company with 1,000+ fiery-eyed employees all across Europe, the Americas, Middle East, and Asia. As the leading provider of enterprise open source technologies, we have been recognized by Gartner for empowering businesses around the world to solve complex digital challenges.  Our flagship product is the Liferay Digital Experience Platform, which companies like Honda, Bank of the West, and Airbus use to build customized experiences for their customers and employees.  


But we don’t just make awesome software, we are also fueled by a greater-than-profit vision. By building a vibrant business, making technology useful, and investing in communities, we make it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. We give our employees five days paid off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about, and Liferay donates 10% of our profits to charities around the world. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run!




About You and this Role

As a Product Owner at Liferay, you are the voice of our product. You are responsible for maximizing the value of work done by the development team. As a key member of our global product team you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process from discovery to delivery. You will work directly with designers, engineers, and stakeholders to ship meaningful and exciting products. 

If you have an innovative mindset and love the idea of breaking barriers and leading in a collaborative team environment then apply today!


We are looking for experienced and passionate product owners that can help us work on the future of digital experience. Note that we are looking to hire for multiple roles and once we review your resume and experience we will target a specific role and team to match your qualifications and background. Our different teams are empowered around the following objectives that drive value to our customers:

  • Deliver a digital experience that is engaging and informative - Required experience: Web design and content authoring, previous experience with content management systems (CMS) and marketing automation 
  • Sell products and service through digital channels - Required experience: previous experience with e-commerce platforms (B2B commerce experience is a plus) 
  • Empower users to address common needs efficiently and without outside help -  Required experience: previous experience with incident management systems, customer portals and collaboration technologies. 
  • Optimize the entire digital experience to improve user satisfaction and business outcomes - Required experience: Strong analytical skills, experienced building and leveraging ML/AI, previous experience with data and analytics technologies.
  • Orchestrate the foundational services needed to digitally transform your business - Required experience: Identity management and access control systems, security and privacy regulations, customer data platform (CDP) and user onboarding, Web development tools and technologies 
  • Operate the platform and underlying infrastructure to provide a reliable digital experience - Required experience: Managing cloud environments including: deploying, monitoring, scaling applications in multiple cloud providers: AWS, GCP and Azure 


Key Objectives

  • Contribute to the product vision and program backlog
  • Owns team backlog and implementation
  • Define iterations and stories and accepts iteration increments
  • Drive iteration goals and iteration content via prioritized stories
  • Sprint Planning. As the Product Owner you are the primary source for story detail and priorities and has the responsibility of accepting the final sprint plan
  • Participate in team demo and retrospective


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software experience in either a development or Product Owner role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant experience.
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently. 
  • Proven track record of leading through influence and vision
  • This position requires travel to customer and non­-customer sites.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Experience building web/mobile/digital products is a plus.
  • Experience with Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD)  framework is a plus



What We Offer

  • Salary package w/ competitive benefits according to qualifications and experience
  • Opportunities to take responsibility and grow professionally
  • A positive and collaborative work culture
  • Working at a leading open source company

 

Equal Opportunities Employer - Statement

Liferay is committed to the equal treatment of all candidates, customers and employees and to fostering a culture of dignity at work. Our operating procedure provides for equal opportunities in recruitment and employment with the aim to eliminate discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or beliefs, marital or civil partnerships status, family or dependency status, disability, pregnancy and maternity or membership of a traveling community.