Product Owner (Big Data)

Advertiser Confidential
Date Posted
30th August 2017
Job Type
London or Stockholm

About the role


In online gaming the amount of available data is extensive and to ensure best use and alignment throughout the company we are currently looking for an additional product owner for our data services (Big Data, Data warehouse and Business Intelligence). The role ensures that the development teams can work optimally by putting a well-groomed backlog in place, which reflects and balances the needs of the business and different stake holders.


The product owner defines requirements from across all business areas including Commercial, Product, Finance & legal, Customer analytics and Data Science. The product owner ensures the long term stability and viability of the data platform and business reporting tools by prioritising good solutions over quick fixes, ensures the business are aware of newly integrated data and tools delivered at the right time to add value and support decisions to improve our customers experience.


The role reports to our Product Owner for Data delivering for Big Data, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence.



What will you be doing?

Maintain and optimize backlog efficiency by ensuring quality requirements

Maintain and prioritise the technical team’s work backlog; make sure that there is an adequate supply of clearly defined requirements
User-centric requirements gathering – ensure existing issues are addressed and that features and redesigns are understood and appreciated by customers.
Balance incoming defects and enhancements for maximum throughput
Participate in Sprint planning, story grooming, daily stand-ups, retrospectives and demos to the business.

On-going quality improvement

Work proactively with multiple stakeholders across the business to understand team strategies and vision and to identify and capture business needs early in the process.
Champion continuous process improvement and minimise technical debt across the platforms and databases
Improving work processes together with the other product owners, stakeholders and team leads to maximize throughput

Coordination & Planning

Align definitions of concepts with relevant stakeholders and POs
Develop business requirements into technical briefs
Provide development estimates and re-prioritise roadmap to optimise development efforts in close cooperation with the team lead;
Support technical requests from other development teams and schedule the work into the backlog;
Align and coordinate with other product owners to secure work needed to deliver the data roadmap
Adding value and reducing time to market by planning iterative deliveries using Agile principals


Communicate plans and release schedules to stakeholders
Close communication with other product owners and tech teams on upcoming and ongoing business initiatives
Ensure End Users are informed and trained in understanding the data archives and any changes happening in each release.
Participate in Product Owner’s Forum and Business delivery office quarterly alignment sessions


What have you done?


You have decent technical experience to be able to understand the main technical concepts in an Oracle database focused environment.
Experience with the business intelligence, data warehouse area and an understanding of Big Data technology
You are familiar with methodologies, architecture and most important concepts needed to efficiently work in a team focusing on managing large amounts of data
Experience with at least one BI reporting tool and experience providing reporting solutions for different stakeholders and departments
Excellent English speaking and writing skills
Excellent social skills and ability to build cross functional relationships
Great stakeholder communication and presentation skills - able to coordinate and negotiate so all parties feel a fair division
Experience of software/web development organizations, preferably gaming related
Experience with either product owner or scrum master role
Experience and understanding of agile development approach
Must thrive in multi-tasking, quick moving, demanding environment
Adept at bridging the gap between business and IT


Application process


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