Specialist Product Owner

R&D / Engineering | Pune, India | INDIA



  • Work with product management and other stakeholders of the product to achieve the product vision and implement its roadmap
  • Own the product plan, driven from the product roadmap, created by the product manager
  • Manage and prioritize the product backlog together with product management based on high level product requirements
  • Clearly describe the product backlog items
  • Write User Stories that capture the requirements of the upcoming product releases
  • Ensure transparency into the upcoming work of the product development team
  • Convey the product vision to development teams
  • Work closely with technical writers
  • Work closely with the UX expert to ensure product usability
  • Support the product manager in development of user scenarios for technical users
  • Work closely with R&D to:
    • Explain the motivation and the customer needs behind a new requirement
    • Own and groom (create and explain) the user stories
    • Be there daily for the team for any question & feedback
    • Understand and prioritize technical requirements
  • Work closely with R&D on achieving timely and high-quality product releases
  • Demonstrate newly developed features to all stakeholders including executive management
  • Communicate in an effective and professional way
  • Provide support to customer support, professional services, technical presales teams and training where required




  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, preferably Computer Science or Engineering, MBA is an advantage
  • Solid Business orientation and understanding
  • Technological skills and background in software development
  • Communication skills, fluent in (International) English, both verbal and written
  • Leadership skills - experience in leading people
  • Interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Experience with working with remote teams and management
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Ability to understand technical solutions
  • Ability to see the big picture and translate it to detailed needs
  • Experience working in an agile delivery methodology organization
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels, from executive management to individual contributors
  • Fast learner with the ability to educate oneself on relevant technologies
  • Ability to remain focused and calm under pressure
  • Ability to work successfully with clients and business partners directly – advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work across boundaries in a matrix organization

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