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Product Owner

Nottingham

£55,000 - 70,000

Permanent

Full Time

Background

ElectraLink delivers network data services, governance services, and energy market insights to the UK energy industry. The organisation is at the centre of a complex market with a range of stakeholders including Ofgem, BEIS, energy suppliers, energy distribution companies and energy service organisations. ElectraLink’s Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) is a key enabler for innovation in the energy sector. Data, combined with future requirements for energy networks to be managed in a more flexible, customer-centric way, is the catalyst for the transition that Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) are making to expanding their scope of business to become Distribution System Operators (DSOs). ElectraLink’s EMDH sits at the heart of this shifting energy landscape, primarily through the Data Transfer Service (DTS) that sits at the heart of the EMDH. ElectraLink is preparing for significant change to the energy market through a major transformation in its enterprise operating model. In conjunction with a re-platforming of its core services, ElectraLink is transforming to an Agile delivery model to ensure alignment with both the rapidly changing needs of the market and the operating model of its primary technology partner. At ElectraLink, the EMDH Product Owner for Data & Energy Market Insight services is a senior IT professional responsible for setting, prioritising, and evaluating the vision and work generated by one or more software Scrum teams in order to ensure product features and functionality that will enhance customers’ business operations. The product owner is at the heart of our team, and drives ElectraLink’s future product vision.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Product managers main job responsibilities. 

  • Direct priorities & future planning for scrum teams as the Product Owner, providing clear goals and deliverables
  • To be accountable for ensuring that development work is completed on time
  • Provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the EMDH transition project and across the ensuing operation & progression of the EMDH platform. Create requirements being the single point of contact for information relating to the EMDH product
  • Ensure that the team(s) always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on
  • Plan and prioritise product feature backlog and development for the product to ensure tactical execution of the correct changes to support the business
  • Liaise with the Product Owner of EMI Services to ensure consistency of ElectraLink’s technical products
  • Define product vision, road-map and growth opportunities
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritise stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Research and analyse market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Follow our competitors and the industry
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends
Skills & Experience 
  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for at least 2 year(s), and / or significant experience in either a Business Analyst and/or senior technical management role
  • Deep understanding of data processing / analytics in a practical, operational & developmental environment
  • Understanding of data networking in a practical, operational environment
  • Experience of Data & Networking Products
  • Experience of the UK energy or utilities environment
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile processes and principles
  • Working knowledge of SAFe scaled agile framework and/or equivalent
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker, coupled with a drive to deliver working product
  • Attention to detail
  • A well-rounded team player who looks to make work fun
  • A passion for innovation
Key characteristics
  • Self-motivated, willing to roll-sleeves up
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Able to act and behave with confidence and gravitas with senior clients and stakeholders
  • Comfortable in presenting at client meetings up to senior level
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Possesses sound commercial and financial judgement
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