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Cape Town Northern Suburbs

Product Owner (Contract)

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A driven and forward-thinking Product Owner is sought by an innovative investment administration firm to ensure the optimal maximisation of the value of the product produced by the Dev team. The ideal candidate must possess a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education, training or work experience, it would be preferred to have experience in the Financial Services industry, experience partnering with Departments to meet targets, leadership, conflict management and the ability to engage with both technical & non-technical audiences. Please note this is a 12-month contract role.



Have a good understanding of the organisation’s goals and objectives.

Together with the Business Architect and relevant business areas, understand product strategy, new opportunities, areas for improvement and client needs.

Collate change requests, project work, strategic initiatives and maintenance items in a central backlog that is prioritised together with key stakeholders.

Manage the product backlog, including:

Clearly expressing product backlog items.

Ordering the items in the product backlog to best achieve goals and missions.

Optimising the value of the work that the Development team performs.

Ensuring that the product backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum team will work on next.

Ensuring the development team understands items in the product backlog to the level needed.

Ensure that the upcoming sprint backlog items are prioritised and defined to an appropriate level of detail and completeness to enable development work to commence.

Share goals, scope, and product domain with team members.

Prevent changes from impacting sprint goals, and review scope when new items need to be added.

Assist with production support items by resolving where possible or prioritising within the team against the other sprint scope.

Provide demos of new and existing functionality to clients, key stakeholders and users.



Qualifications –

Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.

Certified Product Owner advantageous.


Experience/Skills –

Experience in the Financial Services industry preferred.

Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to plan, prioritise and organise self and team tasks in order to achieve objectives and targets.

Decisive and must be able to use initiative to make quick decisions to resolve problems and overcome obstacles delaying delivery.

Partnering with other departments to achieve targets.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills to non-technical and technical audience members.

Working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Excellent leadership skills.

Exceptional client service orientation.

Analytical, process & results driven, responsible, high stress tolerance, attention to detail, and conflict management skills.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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