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Product Owner

Date: Apr 23, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team
Within KPMG's Technology service line, the Infrastructure Engineering team’s mission is to be the best Infrastructure team ever, by using the right tools for the right job, failing fast and automating like our lives depend on it. Right from the leadership level, our team are fully committed to the DevOps culture and are consistently trying to change to ensure that culture is nurtured and grows.

We operate at genuine scale taking advantage of our alliance partnerships with the industry leading public cloud providers to deliver cutting edge solutions to clients on a global stage. If the public cloud is your future and you’re amazing at solving difficult, interesting and complex challenges and actually writing code, roll up your sleeves then drop us a line and remember to bring cake.

You will be working to continuously advance and standardise our client’s infrastructure and pipelined deployments, whilst collaborating with colleagues to write infrastructure as code that scales and takes advantage of the technologies available in the market.

We have learnt during the recent global situation that remote working can, and has, worked for our large Engineering team. Whilst we have three core offices (London, Manchester and Leeds) we are open to remote working across the UK with a view to being onsite at least one day per week.

The Role
• Be responsible for evolving the Product Strategy and Roadmap for at least one core product area
• Have experience as a product owner in an Agile software development environment with cross functional teams
• Be able to capture requirements from existing customers and be able to plan epics and stories as the roadmap evolves
• Define user stories, manage and prioritise the product backlog
• Drive a clear understanding of and manage to release acceptance criteria for each product feature, including the criteria for the minimal viable product
• Driving the delivery of the product Backlog - Identify and measure the success criteria for each delivered feature
• Sustain and cultivate the right relationships with partner teams
• Be a strong collaborator and evangelist for the products and services being delivered
• Be an ambassador for product thinking and promote a product mindset culture across the teams

The Person
• Ability to work positively and communicate effectively with the team and external stakeholders in the usage of the products/services
• The ability to facilitate team meetings and group conversations
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the various ITS teams.
• Excellent leadership and management skills.
• Provides an Outside-In, Customer-Driven, Design Thinking Perspective.
• Growth mindset and a good understanding of technology, digital services and trends
• Being able to understand the wider strategy of the Technology organisation and help translate the objectives in the product/services.

Desirable Skills :

• Experience with Public cloud products and services - AWS/Azure/GCP
• Understanding in the use of multiple configuration management, infrastructure provisioning and automation tools.
• Good understanding and experience of API version management and other modern software patterns
• Excellent understanding and experience of the overall SDLC for application development
• Experience of working in a strongly regulated industry

What we can offer
• Scale, some of our clients are well known global brands, their infrastructure isn't small
• A great team environment, inside and outside of the work place
• Alliance relationships with AWS/Azure/GCP - Work with the product owners directly and help build their roadmap
• Love of technology and learning about even newer technology to help our clients be successful
• Paid certifications
• Flexible and considerate working hours and locations
• Access to regular training opportunities, attending conferences and certification support is encouraged
• Market equal pay and benefits such as a subsidised lunch, health care, pension, cycle to work, free day off to celebrate your birthday

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