Product Owner for Global Hotel Solutions Provider

Location: Ukraine: Kyiv

About the Client

Our partner is a well-established, leading hospitality solutions brand from Germany with a worldwide network. Being one of the global market giants in the business travel industry, the company provides various top-grade hotel management portals. Their solutions simplify the booking and management processes equally for corporates, travel managers, and travelers.

About the Project

The primary goal of the Product Owner is to represent the business stakeholders to the development team. In this position, you will be responsible for driving and defining the launch of new products, features, and services.
Our global team is responsible for turning data into insights, services and products for one of the leaders in the hospitality and travel domain. Around 50 Data Specialists (Analysts, Scientists and Engineers) work together to create solutions that ultimately serve millions of business travelers worldwide.
The team provides analytics solutions for our corporate customers and internal stakeholders, to understand their needs and provide greater savings and better traveler experience, both for Top 100 fortune companies and independent business travelers.

About the Team

Reporting and analytics is a Scrum team in the Data Domain responsible for:

  • Implementation and maintenance of tools required for self-service reports and dashboards
  • Enabling and supporting businesses to develop reports on their own through self-service BI
  • Development business-driven analytics enterprise solution
  • Data collection and consolidation for reporting in a format that is easy to use
  • Maintaining data availability

Responsibilities and Skills

  • Responsible for the voice and vision of your product. This includes innovation, development and end-to-end launch of new features through collaboration with stakeholders, the other product teams, internal technical experts and other internal units
  • Evaluate requests from stakeholders on validness for the team, define reasons this part can or cannot be done and make it reasonable for them
  • Work in an environment and continuously review the business needs, define priorities, outline milestones and deliverables, and identify opportunities and risks
  • Ensure product aligns with company mission and goals
  • Collaborate with the product team, scrum master and product leaders to establish and improve workflow
  • Prioritize and maintain the development team backlog for assigned products, balancing the requirements of stakeholders, technical teams and leads the product functional design process based on an intimate knowledge of the users and technology
  • Ensure adequate time is included in all planning to support technical quality initiatives
  • Interview stakeholders and transfer their vision into clear user stories with acceptance criteria according to DOR
  • Translate product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories, and acceptance criteria
  • Resolve development and requirement issues where necessary to speed delivery
  • Ensure developers understand the value of features that are being developed and that they are implementing user stories correctly
  • Provide thought-leadership and innovative ideas for the furthering of the product(s)
  • Conduct grooming and planning sessions
  • 2+ years previous experience as a product owner or in a related field
  • Solid understanding of the software product lifecycle
  • Experience successfully driving end-to-end delivery of digital solutions (Experience in SaFe is a plus)
  • Understanding of the business implications of core technical decisions; ability to discuss implementation strategy with developers
  • In-depth understanding of methodologies, technical understanding of products and software concepts, and up to date on industry standards and best practices
  • Experience running a board using Jira
  • Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals and vendors involved in projects
  • Upper-intermediate English
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