Data Platform Product Owner

Recruiter / Employer: Old Mutual Kenya
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job Description

You will provide product management leadership for the creation of data modeling, data extraction, data ingestion, cleaning, transformation, harmonization, consolidation, and utilization solutions for a cloud based global multi-enterprise data platform and be held accountable for ensuring that these solutions provide business value and delightful customer experience.

Job Specifications 

Strategic Alignment

  • Define data platform product strategic blueprints and roadmaps aligned to the business’s digital and data strategy.
  • Define a data platform business architecture aligned to the data product strategy.
  • Define end to end business use cases
  • Engage in continuous alignment of business and technology stakeholders on data platform initiatives.
  • Develop data platform business cases
  • Develop, track and report on data platform quarterly plans.
  • Strategic Execution 

  • Create epics and user stories and lead story mapping to develop data platform functionality.
  • Define user requirements, functional requirements, data flows, business process flows.
  • Prioritize backlog for new feature and enhancement development 
  • Lead sprint planning and grooming
  • Collaborate on product design with product managers, architects and engineers. 
  • Support product release and go-to-market processes
  • Manage product requirements changes during delivery
  • Coordinate and negotiate delivery with other product owners for cross team delivery of data platform product features
  • Lead business analysis activities
  • Partner with project management, engineering and testing to define project delivery timelines.
  • Ensure developed functionality meets functional and quality requirements
  • Collaborate with digital product owners, architects, user experience designers, engineers, testers, and scrum master to deliver quality data platform solutions.
  • Ensure solutions can be supported and easily maintained
  • Triage and prioritize and bug fixes in backlog.
  • Key Competencies

  • Experience with data handling, processing, harmonization, and standardization
  • Understanding of transactional systems, reporting systems, and data warehousing
  • Experience with user experience and business process development
  • Understanding of system and data integration modalities
  • Understanding of data processing technologies
  • Understanding of data storage modalities
  • Experience with application and system development
  • Hands on programming experience a plus
  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience in agile development and using development tools
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Results oriented and business value focused
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence in a matrixed environment
  • Escalate issues to management as appropriate
  • Ability to communicate complex technological concepts to business users
  • Ability to translate and communicate business needs into technical requirements.
  • Able to define incremental development paths for functionality to achieve future vision
  • Knowledge of and experience with cloud technologies particularly AWS a plus.
  • Education & Experience

  • 8+ years experience in a related job
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information technology, Information Systems, or Business related field.
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