Product Owner (m/w/d)

Started in the Handelsblatt Media Group, ada Learning GmbH has been an independent company since 2020, led by the three founders Miriam Meckel, Léa Steinacker and Verena Pausder.

At you can find more information about ada, our fellowship, journalistic content and events.


Who we are

We offer high-quality know-how on future skills, real-life projects, live events and a cross-industry network for our partner organizations. The ada | fellowship is a one-year, extra-occupational course. Since 2019, more than 1000 Fellows from more than 30 organizations have taken part. In our digital magazine, podcast and weekly newsletter we explain the changes taking place in the economy, the world of work and society in general.


Who we look for

As a product owner at ada you are primarily responsible for the development of our learning platform. You ensure that our ada fellows enjoy using the learning platform and are well guided through their fellowship. This is

  • you coordinate regular user-testings
  • you conduct ideation workshops with the ada team/developer team
  • you manage the agile implementation of new features
  • you are responsible for the backlog management and steering of our external developer team as well as other IT service providers
  • you are responsible for updating and completing the technical documentation of our products
  • Together with the Director Product, you will continue to expand the Tech Team and our Tech Infrastructure.

We are looking for you as a new team member in this position if

  • you have been working as a product owner/product manager for several years, ideally in areas such as e-learning, SaaS, e-commerce or media
  • agile product development is second nature to you, because you have extensive experience in agile working methods (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Dev-Ops).
  • you have a proven track record in planning and executing user tests
  • you are looking for a job in which you can make decisions and act on your own responsibility
  • you enjoy learning about new technologies and are eager to learn new skills
  • you are used to work in English and German
  • you have a comprehensive technical understanding and ideally experience with our core technologies:
    • HTML & Javascript
    • Angular 9
    • Nginx
    • React Native
    • Flutter
    • Ruby on Rails
    • PostgreSQL
    • Oauth
    • REST API

We are less interested in grades or milestones in a polished resume. Instead, we value the ability to work in a team, fairness and transparent communication. In the ada team we work team-oriented, agile and with flat hierarchies. And we are looking for ownership: What has to be done, will be done, what I am responsible for, I will do independently and reliably.

We offer a dynamic work environment, a great team that makes thinking and working together fun, work in and on one of the most important topics of the future, and excellent development opportunities in a company that is focused on growth and expansion.

Our company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, but our Tech Team works from locations all over Europe. The Product Owner position is therefore not location-specific, but regular attendance at team meetings in Düsseldorf is a must.


How to apply

Send us your application, from which we can see your motivation, your qualities and your salary expectations, via our careers page.

Instead of a cover letter, we ask you to answer the following questions on one page:

  • How would you describe ada to your grandma?
  • What personal development do you expect at ada?
  • What are the technologies that you consider to be most important for the future?
  • According to your experience: What is most important in the management and development of digital products in everyday work?