IT Product Owner
Visa - Eligible to work in Ireland with no restrictions (Stamp 1G /Stamp 4 /EU Passport)
To facilitate our aggressive growth ambitions and development of our next generation of products we are seeking an IT Product owner /portfolio delivery manager to join our IT Team. The candidate will work across the business partner and IT team environment and have overall responsibility for the design and delivery of our business capability roadmap.
The IT portfolio has a strong emphasis on data and technology backed product development and includes the evolution of our big data and AI platform to facilitate, forecasting, optimisation, and trading solutions.
The overall role objective is development and delivery of the technology roadmap which is an integral component of our overall product roadmap and business strategy.
Here are some of the main responsibilities of the role:
- Technology Roadmap Development: Work with product manager, senior business stakeholders and IT team to develop technology capability roadmaps over 6 month and 3-year horizons.
- Portfolio and Project Planning: Completing detailed program and project planning and sizing exercises to build program of work for upcoming timeframes (3-12 months).
- Develop the program and project management frameworks and processes to ensure successful delivery of projects across the client technology landscape.
- Working with stakeholders to define problems, and success metrics and manage expectations through to completion.
- External supplier and partner management
- IT Program Delivery: Work with business partners, external customers and suppliers and internal IT and dev team resources to define success and deliver program and projects according to these metrics.
Required Experience and Skills:
This is a broad and varied role, and the right candidate will have excellent planning an organisational skill, strong analytical and communication skills along with technical acumen and above all a strong team player. He/she will take a structured approach to project delivery and work to clear timelines ensuring that both stakeholder expectations and IT standards are met.
You must be able to effectively communicate complex concepts with suppliers, co-workers and management, both verbally and in writing. You must have experience in managing supplier accountability and performance as well as integrating systems which may involve multiple systems and suppliers. You must balance a self-motivated, independent work ethic with the desire to train and assist others. Organisation, prioritisation, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure are all crucial.
A minimum of 5 years in a technology leadership role is required and some of the specific skills we're looking for are as follows:
- Experience with planning and delivery of complex IT programs and customer facing solutions
- Customer centric approach to understanding end users' requirements and defining customer success
- Ability to lead challenging technical discussions and workshops and to identify and present options for potential solutions using the latest technologies. Produce highly specified project briefs for different options.
- Domain knowledge of the energy industry or the balancing mechanism or trading domains are a bonus.
- Deep knowledge of IT and project management processes including Agile and Scrum practices, cost benefit analysis, change and release management.
- Strong analytical capabilities and effective planning, analysis and prioritisation skills including ability to problem solve and balance scope, schedule resources and risk
- Experience in working in complex environments with multiple stakeholders
- Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills and positive attitude
The candidate must have a valid visa to apply for this role.