Digital Product Owner

Engineering Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;
2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas. If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”
 Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
 Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
 Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
 Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

We hire bright, thoughtful and motivated individuals, and recognise that our success as an organisation depends on creating an environment where great employees can thrive. Teams are fluid, and individuals are trusted to take on stretching work within a supportive environment that emphasises the importance of strong communication and knowledge sharing. The fast-paced, project-based environment provides opportunities for motivated people to get involved in all aspects of delivery and to develop into new technical areas.

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

The Role:

The Systems Intelligence Centre of Excellence (SICoE) seeks to hire a Product Owner. This Centre of Excellence is dedicated to Xylem’s Cloud Platform and Connectivity, accelerating and expanding our IIOT technology solutions, enabling all water assets to be digitally connected across the globe.

The Product Owner will be responsible for defining and prioritizing the development requests and for evaluating the work delivered by the software development team, ensuring impeccable features and product functionality that meets and exceeds Customers’ expectations.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

 Serve as the voice of the Customer;
 Work closely with the Product Management team and with other stakeholders to assess the business value and create and maintain the Product Backlog;
 Be an active member of the Scrum team, providing the Product vision and direction to the developers;  Remove any business related impediments raised by the team with pragmatism and decisiveness in a user acceptable way;
 Define features in well-written User Stories with unambiguous Acceptance Criteria, and present them to the development team in the refinement sessions seeking understanding and size estimates;
 Prioritize Epics and User Stories to ensure that work focuses on those delivering maximum business value and ROI, in line with the product strategy;  Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of refined work items;
 Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends;
 Work with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams across different time-zones;
 Participate in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent industrial experience);
 Proven ability to lead an entire product development throughout its life-cycle, from concept to launch;
 Demonstrable experience building and executing on product vision and roadmap;
 Experience in defining Acceptance Criteria and in product approval testing;
 Prior experience in Cloud solutions, IoT or technology in general would be beneficial;
 Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills;
 Ability to distil the essence in a conversation and document it in actionable stories;
 Ability to inspire cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal;
 Creative thinking backed by strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
 In-depth knowledge of Agile processes, principles and values;
 Experience of working within development teams using Scrum.

Preferred Qualifications:
 Certified Scrum Product Owner / Professional Scrum Product Owner
 Proficiency in using Jira® and Confluence®
 Knowledge in product security