Product Owner

Posted: 5th September, 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom

At Twig Education we’re passionate about our products and the future of science education. We care about what we do and how we do it.

Since launching in 2011, our resources are now used by over 150,000 teachers, in over 60 countries and in 19 different languages. Our award-winning videos, digital resources and lesson materials are created in our head offices in Glasgow, near Kelvingrove Park, by a team of around 80 filmmakers, designers, developers, writers, teachers, academics and parents.

We have a Digital team of over 30 members, ranging from Product Owners, Product Designers and Developers. As a member of the Product Team, you will be working with fellow Product Owners, Product Designers and business stakeholders to devise product features and solutions. You will work closely with feature development teams to ensure features are delivered as per specifications, ensuring the highest level of quality.

It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas but you may be a good fit for this role if you:

Product Owner duties and responsibilities

  • Provide vision and direction to the feature development team and stakeholders throughout

  • Work with business stakeholders and product design team to create requirements

  • Turn business vision and stakeholder requirements into actionable user stories

  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on

  • Collaborate with other Product Owners to maintain a coherent product roadmap

  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product

  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritise features to ensure work focuses on those with maximum

    value that are aligned with product strategy

  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of user stories

  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful completion of features

  • Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product

  • Follow and research competitors and the industry

Product Owner requirements and qualifications

  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for minimum 3 years, in the digital product space

  • Have previously delivered a successful digital products / features a must

  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

  • A user-centred focus, enthusiasm for UX design and all things digital

  • Creative thinker with vision

  • Attention to detail

  • Knowledge and/or experience within the Ed Tech space highly desirable

What is it like to work at Twig?
As a company we strive to maintain an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded. Plus our Glasgow office is dog-friendly!
Some other benefits of working at Twig include:
  • Salaries are in line with market rates and commensurate with skills and experience
  • Free refreshments including breakfast, hot drinks and snacks
  • We offer flexibility around working arrangements
  • Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, pension contributions and other benefits
Think you might be right for this role? We'd love to hear from you!

To apply for this role, please complete the Online Application Form, attaching a CV along with a covering letter demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities and experience meet the requirements of this role.

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