- Design and Development
- United Kingdom - Bristol Office
We are a diverse and dynamic team consisting of highly skilled engineers and data scientists specializing in App, Embedded, Cloud, and Data technologies. We partner with teams across Dyson to rapidly refine early product concepts and ideas, by developing working prototypes that de-risk tech and help production teams understand what is required so they can focus on delivering. We are also responsible for everything, from understanding the latest software developments, to spotting opportunities for future concepts or platform improvements.
We have a culture of trust and respect; we believe the teams themselves are the best people to decide how they deliver work, and that within the teams everyone’s contribution is vital. We regularly share our knowledge and interests through community meetings, which continually regularly leads to the adoption of new technologies, methods, and cross-team collaboration.
We are a growing group, currently split into three interdisciplinary scrum teams. Team members are from diverse educational backgrounds and experience levels.
About the role
Dyson has an area known as New Product Innovation (NPI) focused on generating ideas for products and proving them out. We are the NPI software team (NST) supporting the software elements of this work.
This role will be the customer focal point for a category of projects with the various upstream teams in multiple locations, including NPI Design Engineering, UX/UI & Tech Research. You will understand the needs and risks of each of the projects and to work with those stakeholders and other NST PO’s to agree the objectives for the NST team.
NST operate in alignment with a Global Software team operating Agile SAFe and as such, we work in 10 week Programme Increments (five two week sprints). The PO will work in conjunction with the Feature Engineers, NST Product Manager and other PO’s to align the multiple different projects/products in the category and present a strategy on how NST can best address the categories needs.
Once the goals are clear, you will work with the NST scrum team(s) to constantly refine the backlog work ready for planning in the next PI, and feeding back to the customers what will and won’t be done. The role also requires reviewing the development team work and agreeing it is complete, as well as helping to facilitate customer demos. The PO is also expected to work with the NST tech leads to feed in the technology needs of the future programs to support the NST technology runway development.
Work with stakeholders to continuously review and balance the views of the business refine priorities.
Communicate the product roadmaps, identifying opportunities and risks.
Become the go-to subject matter expert for new products software at Dyson.
Refine the backlog (EPICs and Stories) with the development teams.
You’ll prioritise the backlog across multiple sources and stakeholders.
You’ll work to align our PI delivery plans with the development teams' capabilities and help define wider integration plans across the Dyson RDD organisation within the SAFe framework.
As an advocate of Agile, you will have a strong understanding of Agile development best practices.
You will champion Agile practices and support the team as we evolve our Agile workflow
You’ll provide concise reporting on product roadmap planning and delivery.
We’re looking for a highly driven self-starter with a background working with a mix of App, Cloud and Embedded Software as well as Data Technologies. You will:
be able to critically analyse ways of working and work with others to affect process change.
be able to understand technical concepts quickly and describe them to others, particularly knowing when to defer to experts.
have past experience with managing requirements for a product through different lifecycle stages, and be comfortable with different methods for documenting those requirements as well as controlling their change.
be comfortable communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders with different technical interests, and be able to tailor information to varying audiences.
have an analytical mindset and able to strategise in collaboration with others.
be comfortable running meetings and keeping a meeting agenda on track.
be able to simplify information to create clear concise documentation.
A successful product owner, technical product owner or product manager with experience in software delivery, preferably end to end systems including mobile apps, web services and embedded systems working together.
Significant experience working in an Agile team as a Scrum Product Owner.
A Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) qualification a bonus.
It’s essential you’re a self-starter and able to drive early concepts through to production.
Experience eliciting and managing requirements.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confident presenting your work and representing the team at all levels.
You’ll be able to build consensus with stakeholders to ensure we deliver what our customers and the wider business needs.
You’ll have a breadth of product & technical knowledge to support an integrated delivery approach.
Ideally, familiar with Atlassian Confluence and JIRA. ,
Performance related bonus
Company paid Life Assurance
Discounts on Dyson machines
Competitive pension scheme
Purchase additional holidays
27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch
Free on-site hair salon
On-site lifestyle Assist
Electric vehicle scheme
Private Medical insurance for all employees
Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
Digital GP and prescription service
Fertility treatment support
On-site gym and sports centre
Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.