Technical Product Owner (Data) (Contract)

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ENVIRONMENT:

A renowned Asset Management company is looking for a dynamic Technical Product Owner who will be responsible for managing the development backlog, analysing systems for possible improvements, and for facilitating close collaboration between the technical and business stakeholders throughout the systems development lifecycle. The successful incumbent should have a Relevant Degree in Accounting, Computer Science or Investment Management with 5 years’ experience working as a product owner, business or systems analyst. Please note this is a 12-month Contract position.

 

DUTIES:

Facilitate formal workshops & ongoing active communication between the development team and other stakeholders

Closely collaborate with all stakeholders ensuring data warehouse and business intelligence solution design and implementation is continually aligned with ongoing changes in business requirements, product strategy, the long-term IT architecture & overarching IT strategy.

Facilitate agile refinement & sprint planning sessions between business stakeholders, project managers, business analysts and the development team.

Report on development & testing progress to stakeholders.

Report on impediments to progress and actively work to remove or mitigate the effect.

Negotiate the priority and delivery of business value with all stakeholders in accordance with resource availability, logical task sequencing and other technical constraints.

 

Work closely with all departments, translating business requirements into operational system solutions

Review, interpret and analyse business rules and requirements related to the data warehouses, business intelligence and reporting systems.

Supplement rules and requirements with functional, non-functional & technical specifications, document these as solution acceptance criteria.

Document other business and technical specifications as required through user stories, data dictionaries and associated diagrams (activity, sequencing, entity relationship, deployment, etc.).

Develop and manage the team backlog (of outstanding deliverables).

Ensure extensive system testing occurs prior to production.

Review completed development to ensure alignment with requirements.

Assist in setting up operational procedures and training manuals.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications:

Graduate student in Accounting, Investment Management or Computer Science fields (with strong Mathematical/Accounting background or subject knowledge an advantage).

Agile (Scrum / Kanban) certifications.

 

Experience:

5+ years as a product owner, business or systems analyst.

Solid understanding in the areas of data warehousing, ETL design, business intelligence and reporting.

A proven track record of implementing word-class Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions.

Strong knowledge of the investment management industry.

Experience managing the delivery of Agile development teams.

Should have advanced knowledge and competencies in:

Core Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Excel, but also Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.

Microsoft SQL Suite – SSMS, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS.

Should have basic knowledge and competencies in:

The data modelling process for operational data warehouses.

Design with service-oriented architecture (SOA) and APIs.

 

Advantageous Knowledge:

Atlassian JIRA.

Best of breed Business Intelligence suites.

Non-Microsoft reporting suites (e.g. Crystal Reports, Vermilion).

 

ATTRIBUTES:

Strong analytical skills.

Strong interpersonal & communication skills.

Strong knowledge of agile software development methodologies and processes.

The ability to thrive in a fast-paced & delivery-oriented environment.

The ability to facilitate requirements gathering sessions with large groups of people.

The ability to quickly build strong stakeholders relationships.

Practical, outgoing and flexible.

 

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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