Product Owner Talent Management

Location

Alcobendas, Madrid

Department

Software Development

Job Level

Senior

Raet (raet.com) is the leading HR software company and cloud solutions provider with millions of users worldwide and over 50 years of experience. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with hubs in Europe and Latin America, our HR platform helps more than 1500 clients with Human Capital Management (HCM), ranging from Standard payroll to funky eHRM (Human Resource Management) products in the public and private sector.

Are you passionate about IT, and want to build cool stuff that has an impact on how people work day by day? Do you get a kick out of developing state of the art software? Are you up for a real challenge to become the best Product Owner

In Madrid we have already established a major tech hub and agile environment to enable us to develop a new innovative and user friendly HR platform solution that will really rock our industry. We have more than 100 software developers, UX designers and professional staff among others. We want to expand substantially over the coming years, so we are looking for committed people who believe in our long term perspective.

Finally, and ultimately most important, we are looking for team members who share our mindset & core values: Smart, Helpful, Conscious, Expert & Reliable.  Are you up for it?

 

We are looking for a Product Owner, you are responsible for the Talent Management apps within the Youforce platform. As such, you are the linking pin between product management, our customers, internal stakeholders, product marketing, UX design, development, testing. At all times, you are liaising with these stakeholders. Either to get a better understanding of required functionality and its technical complexity or to communicate the intentions you have with the app. You challenge the product manager and you engage in constructive discussion with the development team to ensure proper understanding in the team. You are able to create, together with the development team, the extra value our customers are willing to pay for. As such, you help the team and the Scrum Master delivering business value and you help the business understand what our customers expect.

This function is based in Madrid (Spain) and will include activities of internal staff based in Amersfoort (the Netherlands). The working language in our environment is English. You are part of a team that consists of your Product Owner peers. You report into the Product Manager.

 

Specific responsibilities that you assume include:

  • Subject matter expert and product expert for our Talent Management apps
  • Understanding of customer needs and market trends, through client interaction and other market research;
  • Writing spot-on users stories, maintaining your backlog and having refinement meetings, to make sure your development teams knows what to do;
  • Delivering input for the product vision with the Product manager;
  • Manages, refines and prioritizes the product backlog , keeping it current and consistent with the corporate backlog (should it exist)
  • Determines the sprint goals, directs and guides the work and answers questions daily.
  • Participating in Product management meetings to help define the roadmap and release planning determining priorities;
  • Ensuring that stories are developed in line with the Definition of Ready (DOR)
  • Managing feature iteration throughout the product lifecycle; Own the Team backlog
  • You have a significant role in quality. You are the only team member empowered to “accept” newly completed stories;
  • Managing your internal and external stakeholders. You lead the way;
  • Being a partner for product development & product management when determining our development roadmaps and determining release trains.

We are looking for a team player with great initiative and a get-it-done attitude. You must be able to handle a fast paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills are musts. You understand the need of developers. You arrange proper team ownership together with other Product Owners.

You succeed in this role, relying upon demonstrated important experience as product owner, project lead, business analyst or similar. International travel is no issue for you.

 

 

 

Skills we look for include (ideally you possess these - or you have a demonstrated ability to acquire them fast, and excel in using/applying them):

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Product Owner in a software development organization, preferably delivering web/cloud based solutions;
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) and preferably also with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe);
  • Ability to get or preferably already have in-depth knowledge of the Talent Management domain in a Dutch or internationally operating organization.
  • Able to clearly express the connections between larger business goals and small backlog items.
  • Excellent Story teller, able to translate business needs into user stories enabling understanding and awareness within the team.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English. Dutch is preferred
  • Working experience in an international business context;
  • Strong leadership skills

 

WE OFFER

Raet as an employer of reference chooses to work in a different scheme than other organizations. We are conscious that flexibility, development and a fair compensation package bring huge benefits to the employee as well as the company

 

  • Work with the best professionals in an innovative and international hub
  • Development and growth opportunities within the company with many workplaces in Argentina, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Inspiring environment to learn and develop yourself with training opportunities
  • Autonomy day (Take a day off from your daily duties to research, innovate or self-learning)
  • Permanent contract and attractive salaries (according to experience)
  • Flexible working hours, 7-10h / 16-19h. (Friday from 8-15h)
  • During August finish at 15 every day
  • Occasional flexible hours to work from home
  • As a plus, apart from your salary, we offer all employees free Health insurance, ticket restaurant and ticket transport
  • Company provides a laptop
  • Onboarding program (1 week stay in the beautiful city of Amersfoort, Netherland´s headquarters)

 

For further information, don´t hesitate to contact Tamara Menéndez (Tamara.menendez@raet.com)  

 

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