Product Owner Job post at Mweb in South Africa 2013

Job Title: Product Owner

Tracking Number: ct_006_wf

Reporting To: Senior Product Manager

Job Type Classification: Permanent

Location – Province: Western Cape

Division: Digital

Job Description:
The MWEB division in Cape Town, has a vacancy for Product Owner, who reporting to the Senior Product Manager, will be responsible for ensuring that business requirements are precisely defined and that any solutions adhere to these requirements, as well as to facilitate the most effective communication and co-operation possible between the business and the development teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:
•You will need to provide leadership, motivation and challenge a development team throughout the software development cycle by applying the scrum software development principles and techniques

You will be responsible for:
Performing solid business analysis and gather business requirements for the Wi-Fi division
Translate these requirements into technical specifications against which software developers and testers can deliver on
Use these requirements to write user stories and acceptance criteria
Developing release plans
Participate in Sprint planning
Involvement in Sprint reviews
Facilitate Backlog grooming and prioritisation
Prepare product training material for the business
Provide product support to the business

Required Skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Deadline driven
• Excellent organizational planning and presentation skills
• Ability to manage multiple teams (both virtual and dedicated resources)
• Proven leadership ability and decisive
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills with high attention to detail

Qualifications and experience required:
•Minimum of 2 years business analysis experience at an intermediate to senior level
Experience in scrum software development in a Product Owner role
Experience in managing multiple concurrent products
Experience in Internet Service Provider industry advantageous
Fibre Optics and Wi-Fi industry experience is highly recommended
Tertiary or Business Analysis qualification preferred
Experience in systems and solutions architecture and business requirement specifications
Certified Scrum Product Owner qualification beneficial
Proven track record in Project Management
Proven experience in managing large, multi-stranded technical deliveries
Experience with real time application development specific to wi-fi

Equity Statement:
We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be given first preference.

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Deadline: 25 July 2013