Senior Product Owner (10 MTH FTC)

Tech Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-5168


Description

 

Job title: Senior Product Owner (10 MTH FTC) 
Responsible to: EVP Global Technology
Department: UMPG Global Technology
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross

 

Music is Universal

 

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]

 

The A Side: A Day in The Life

 

The Product Owner is liaison between our business and development teams, driving multiple software products to success by reacting to strategic need and our tactical goals. Managing the expectations of our stakeholders across multiple business teams is essential with a solution oriented focus. The Product Owner will convert those expectations and domain knowledge into clear solution for both business and development teams, playing an essential role for collaborative and successful products.

 

The B Side: Skills & Experience

The B Side: Skills & Experience

Be Knowledgeable  

 

  • Develop a sound knowledge of the business domain
  • Form up the solution and ensure that it is delivered to the development team in an appropriate form of user stories, process flows and wire frames
  • Provide detailed requirements in form of user stories, process flows and wire frames to enable the development to proceed with minimal analysis support
  • Orchestrate the development by creation of tickets, estimation, sprint management and scrum master
  • Define User Acceptance test plans
  • Play the role of Product Owner in an Agile Methodology
  • Creating Business models incorporating process and data modelling

Be Collaborative


 

  • Build positive relationships with business stakeholders and development teams
  • Document and agree requirements with end users
  • Work with the business stakeholders to triage tickets and form up application service packs that are appropriate for the needs of our business community
  • Assist our programme managers in overall project management & delivery

 

Person Specification

  

You will have a strong track record proving the ability to communicate with business stakeholders, understand business pain points, translate requirements into solutions, and transfer knowledge to an Agile project team for multiple IT products.

 

Necessary

 

  • Demonstrable evidence of analysing and documenting complex business processes /process mapping and managing with stakeholders
  • Ability to form up the problem solution, use of wire-framing and other techniques
  • Ability to work with the development team and ensure on-time delivery
  • A proven track record in Software Development
  • End to end experience of the product and software lifecycles
  • Proven experience interacting directly with end users
  • Results-orientated with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Total understanding of Agile project methodology
  • Ability to break solution down into development sprints working in an Agile project methodology
  • Experienced in defining Epics and User Stories
  • Understanding of data modelling and databases
  • Able to command respect with Senior Business Managers
  • Ability to drive coherent product development
  • Business focussed
  • Self-starter, strong initiative & leadership
  • Project management experience

 

Desirable

 

  • Experience of digital projects, marketing, CRM & website development
  • Understanding of the Music Publishing or Record Company business 

 

Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits

 

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.