Senior Product Owner (m/f/d)

About us

Since 2011, WorkGenius offers a unique marketplace for companies to hire qualified Freelancers around the world within seconds. Freelancers may work whenever they like, allowing them to focus on their main occupation while making an extra living on the side. Companies get access to a vast pool of talent on an on-demand basis 24/7.

The diversity of Freelancers on the platform enables companies to get results from truly talented people in the respective field – fast and at competitive rates. Compensation is set by the company, similarly to any other marketplace. Freelancers from 63 different countries are currently registered and take on jobs without any application procedure.

Your tasks

  • Take the lead of our two agile engineering teams as the Product Owner
  • Provide vision and directions to the agile development team and stakeholders by defining the product roadmap and create its requirements 
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Assess business needs from internal and external stakeholders (freelancers and clients) and derive user stories from those
  • Play an active role in advising the team, implementing new tools or methodologies to implement communication, teamwork and efficiency for each Release/Sprint
  • Research and analyze the market and market trends
  • Follow our competitors and the industry so that we stay a world-class platform 
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends, make it happen!

What we expect

  • Several years of professional experience as a product owner for digital product development
  • Outstanding ability to analyse complexity, break it down and present a clear path forward
  • A tremendous sense of urgency that you naturally instill in others
  • An analytical mind that allows you to assess impact of feature deployments
  • You love and live agile software development and have profound experience in the use of methods like Scrum, Kanban
  • You have a high user focus and a portfolio of methods to help you identify the needs of your users
  • Strong communication skills, which enable you to present problems and technical issues in a target-group-oriented way when coordinating with clients, stakeholders and developers
  • Experience in the software development cycle and technological or professional competencies in the engineering field
  • An eye for the essentials, quick comprehension, clear communication skills and the ability to prioritise

What we offer

  • A multi-cultural team of around 60 employees coming from more than 15 different countries plus a flat hierarchy
  • State of the art technology (hardware we use, software we use, products we develop)
  • Informal working environment - no dress code
  • One-on-Ones and feedback discussion with your manager on a regular basis
  • High-performing team in an agile environment excited to break new grounds

What are the next steps?

Sounds like your next dreamjob?
Just ping Christina (christina.riewe@workgenius.com) if you have any question or send us your CV and portfolio and we will be in touch!