Job Role: Product Owner
Job Type: Permanent preferred, contract considered
Location: Various locations
Remuneration: Flexible (dependent on experience)
Working at Hippo:
Hippo digital is a cutting-edge design consultancy based in the thriving Northern city of Leeds.
Since our inception we have quickly established ourselves as a leading supplier of digital leaders, service design teams and delivery expertise in support of large-scale digital transformation programmes to public and private sector organisations looking to truly embrace digital services to innovate and evolve.
We aspire to add value and leave a lasting benefit within those institutes.
Our philosophy is to ensure the user is at the core of everything we do, research, design and deliver.
Collaborating with us means embracing a digital first strategy with people first design which will truly create lasting change and positive impact.
The Product Owner heads up a customer team of Agile Business Analysts, Service Designers/User Experience Designers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) assigned by the sponsoring business unit.
Develop, maintain and communicate the service vision to key stakeholders.
Engage with service users, Service Owner business stakeholders, other programmes and suppliers to develop opportunities for submission to the DDC.
Lead the customer team to elicit and understand key stakeholder needs and translate these into the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
Work with Service Designers and User Experience Designers with the support of the Agile Business Analysts to develop a thorough understanding of the service roadmap.
Establish and maintain a prioritized backlog of requirements and to identify the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
Direct the Agile Business Analyst in structuring and managing the backlog in line with DDC processes.
Ensure that the assets produced by the customer team are accurate, sufficiently complete and represent the requirements as understood.
Ensure the delivery team understand the requirements sufficiently to progress through the delivery process and to verify the delivery team’s output meets the original intension of the requirements.
Public sector experience preferable in a senior Agile role.
Previous Agile experience is a must.
A confident communicator and presenter with significant experience running workshops and design sessions to gather requirements and develop possible design solutions using well developed influencing skills.
Well-developed leadership and team management skills, particularly in working across matrix and multi-disciplinary environments in building consensus.
Use of process modelling and mapping, user journeys, personas, Epic plans and User Stories in developing and communicating well-rounded requirements.
Adept at providing the interface between business and technical stakeholders with an ability to bridge the language gap between the two.
Analytical ability to define relative business value and delivery and service management cost.
Experience of user centred and client focussed DevOps environments.
Comfortable making timely decisions and being the single point of accountability.