Product owner

We are looking for experienced product owners to join the team. You can be based in the North West, the Midlands, or in London.

Level Intermediate
Type Permanent
Location Various

What you will do

  • Work in an agile, collaborative, multidisciplinary team
  • Develop, maintain and communicate the service vision to stakeholders and the team
  • Understand the client’s objectives and preferred outcomes and translate this to the team
  • Engage with stakeholders in order to allow the team to design and build the right thing with minimum interruption
  • BWork with designers and business analysts to develop a thorough understanding of the service roadmap
  • Establish and maintain a prioritised backlog of requirements and identify the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
  • Ensure that the product or service is being designed and built in line with the intended outcome
  • Build great relationships with your team and stakeholders
  • Work with the hippo community and share best practice to ensure high standards

Skills and experience that you need

You will need to:
  • Have well-developed leadership skills and experience of building consensus in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understand what a user need is and how to translate this into deliverable products and services
  • Be at ease acting as the bridge between stakeholders and the technical team, and translating between them
  • Experience of working in agile workplaces
  • To be comfortable making timely and well thought out decisions
  • Be comfortable being ultimately accountable for the product
  • To understand the individual specialisms within the team, what they bring to the product or service, and how they work together, and you can explain this to other people
  • To understand the use of process modelling and mapping, user journeys, personas, epic plans and user stories in developing and communicating well-rounded requirements
  • Great analytical skills so that you can define relative business value and delivery and service management costs
  • Experience of user centred and client focussed DevOps environments
  • To be a confident communicator and presenter with experience of running workshops and design sessions
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with your team and experts
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude
  • Have great consultancy skills, caring about your client’s needs and motivations
  • Enjoy sharing your skills and experience with your client to enable them to continue to improve their product or service after you leave
It would be great if you also have:
  • Experience of working in the public sector


at hippo

A product owner defines the product vision, and makes sure that the product or service meets user needs and the client’s intended outcomes.

They prioritise the work of the team to make this happen.

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Performance based bonus scheme

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