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Product Owner

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About Us 

We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.

We are evolving and expanding our range of ever more intelligent machines and Robot Vacuums. If you are passionate about how lean agile software development practices can help you build the best products for your customers and relish the challenge of using those techniques in a complex environment where mechanics, software, electronics and machine learning meet, then we want to hear from you. 

About the Role 

In this role within Intelligent Machines you will be the product owner for two product teams and the main point of contact for both internal and external customers and stakeholders. You will be a systems thinker who loves analysing hard technical challenges and enabling your teams to excel. 

Reporting to the Intelligent Machines Product Manager, this key role will be defining the product features, enablers and delivery roadmap for some of the most mission critical and interesting parts of our products and tooling. You will be working closely with cross functional agile development teams, engineering managers, Architects, Technical Leads and a range of business stakeholders to build and deliver the best possible Robotics products. You will bring a drive for lean and agile delivery methodologies along with expertise in continuous delivery and data driven decision making to help steer your teams. 

Key responsibilities:  

  • You will become the champion for all our internal development teams in what they need to be more effective

  • You’ll work from the perspective of our users and customers to represent their needs to the development teams, balancing this with business requirements 

  • You’ll help to build and prioritise the backlog across multiple sources and stakeholders.

  • You’ll work to align your team’s delivery plans with wider integration plans across the Dyson Research Design & Development organisation. 

  • Clarification and refinement of user stories and non-functional requirements with the development teams 

  • Work with New Product Innovation teams, electronics and systems architects to understand early-stage product and feature propositions and capture in user stories, alongside early UX and non-functional specifications. 

  • You will champion Lean & Agile practices, supporting teams as we continually look to improve flow 

  • You will gather data and analytics from multiple sources to allow to you to prioritise your roadmap and make data driven decisions. 

  • You’ll provide concise reporting on your product roadmap planning and delivery.

About you 

  • A successful product owner, technical product owner or product manager with experience in software delivery, preferably with some experience of Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration or system modularisation. 

  • Significant experience working in an Agile team as a 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 customers hands 

  • 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 users, customers and the wider business needs. 

  • You’ll have a breadth of product & technical knowledge to support an integrated delivery approach 

  • Able to communicate and report on complex technical issues at all levels 

  • Behaviours: 

  • Clear focus and drive for delivery – you’ll be able to find and maintain focus and priority in a rapidly evolving environment. 

  • Curious, inventive and creative - be prepared to solve tough problems and look beyond convention. 

  • Effective communicator - concise and timely communication, managing facts and emotions 

  • Global collaborator - open minded to ideas from other perspectives 

  • Resilient - prepared to be challenged and thrive with change 

We would love it if you also had: 

  • A passion for robotics, IoT, software which makes people’s lives easier 

  • Knowledge of Linux and Machine Learning 

  • An appreciation of using Agile techniques in large teams (e.g. Less, SAFe etc.) 

  • Knowledge of Team Topologies 

  • An interest in extracting data and answers with tools like; Elastic Search, Splunk, Tableau, SQL Python scripts etc. 

Benefits 

  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Insurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays 

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 

  • Free on-site parking 

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • On-site gym

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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.

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