Cloud Product Owner

<p>Company Description:<br /> Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.<br /> Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.</p> <p>Job Description:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Position Summary:</strong></p> <p>The Global R&amp;D Software Organization within Dematic is responsible for delivering standard software products to support a wide range of conveyor and sortation solutions, warehouse automation, and distribution operations. Development teams are distributed across multiple locations in Germany and&nbsp; US, as well as Waterloo.</p> <p>As a technical product owner of our Cloud platform, you will be accountable for helping the software team and its partners in product management, IT and customer service to deliver software to global customers. You will help distributed development teams work to manage a prioritized backlog, plan and deliver work with high velocity, and interact directly with customers to incorporate feedback.</p> <p>You must have a passion for harnessing innovation through software engineering to deliver real-world results for customers.</p> <p><strong>Key Responsibilities: </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Lead incremental planning, development and delivery of multiple complex software products.</p> </li> <li> <p>Play a leadership role in the Scrum team to ensure that capabilities are in-scope, on-time and of high quality.</p> </li> <li> <p>Collaborate closely with senior leaders to develop technical implementation that directly aligns with the business strategy (delivery of a Cloud Platform).</p> </li> <li> <p>Execute on the Product Strategy and Roadmap. Drive the Product Vision with strong understanding of the business goals in order to deliver a superior product.</p> </li> <li> <p>Act as product owner for one or more scrum teams and support team success through facilitation of scrum ceremonies.</p> </li> <li> <p>Manage, author, refine and prioritize the product backlog. Ensure the sufficient depth of groomed items, clearly articulated acceptance criteria, and estimation.</p> </li> <li> <p>Serve as the primary point of contact for the Scrum teams, offering clear definitions of the targeted capability and functional/non-functional requirements.</p> </li> <li> <p>Apply agile delivery principles, drive the delivery of business value, communicate progress, manage tradeoffs, gather stakeholder feedback and enable reviews in the process.</p> </li> <li> <p>Facilitate problem solving on a day-today basis as needed, working closely with development on implementation challenges, dependencies, and risks.</p> </li> <li> <p>Remove impediments and resolve dependencies to help teams achieve goals with increasing velocity.</p> </li> <li> <p>Communicate transparently with stakeholders on status and facilitate discussion and decision-making.</p> </li> <li> <p>Build strong partnerships with stakeholders to align activities, ensure organizational/customer readiness for each release, and achieve project goals.</p> </li> <li> <p>Become a customer advocate for the Global Software organization. Engage directly with customers and customer-facing teams to analyze feedback and issues.</p> </li> <li> <p>Contribute to a strong agile community of practice with fellow product owners and scrum master colleagues.</p> </li> <li> <p>Travel to other Dematic sites with some frequency (particularly in the first six months).</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Education:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Bachelor&#39;s Degree in Computer Science.</p> </li> <li> <p>Certification as a Scrum Product Owner and/or Scrum Master.</p> </li> <li> <p>Certification/related experience with Microsoft Azure Services, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform<br /> &nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>5-10 years&rsquo; experience working on large-scale, mission-critical software projects (i.e. SaaS, Cloud Platform)</p> </li> <li> <p>Strong technical knowledge (i.e. ability to read/write code) with a thorough knowledge of systems design, architecture and information security.</p> </li> <li> <p>Deep technical knowledge of software engineering and testing, especially in an Agile context</p> </li> <li> <p>Proven success in using Scrum practices to deliver incremental software in defined iterations</p> </li> <li> <p>Extensive knowledge of leading teams in an Agile/scrum based environment</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p>A thorough understanding of Agile software development principles and practices</p> </li> <li> <p>Experience using core tools such as Jira and Confluence for managing projects</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellent communication including verbal, written, white-boarding and presentation</p> </li> <li> <p>Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail</p> </li> <li> <p>Exceptional ability to work with cross-functional teams (i.e. co-located and distributed) to build partnerships and get things done</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to think strategically to execute both short and long term technology planning</p> </li> <li> <p>Proven success acting &nbsp;as a change agent to lead and support organizational changes</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including executives and customers</p> </li> <li> <p>Experience in warehouse logistics mechatronics subsystems would be an asset</p> </li> <li> <p>Team player with a good sense of humor and an ability to have fun!</p> </li> </ul>