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Product Manager

  • Reference IP28218-JS
  • Salary £50,000 - £60,000
  • Location Welwyn Garden City
  • Job type Permanent

Have you ever thought about what a Lord of the Rings Scrum Team might look like? I see the Hobbits as developers, Gandalf as a Scrum Master and Gollum as the Product Manager. After months of development the product still doesn’t work the way it should; it’s not secure, it’s not easily set up within the current infrastructure. The Hobbits and Gandalf are suggesting changes but Gollum is reluctant to change his original design; after all “It’s his PRECIOUS!!!!”

Now I know that’s a roundabout way of introducing a Product Manager position but if you can’t reference Gollum at least once a week in work maybe you are in the wrong job and need to apply for something else…

Our client our looking for a Product Manager to take ownership of their Backlog and Portfolio platforms. You will be experienced in product management, guided multiple enhancements throughout the whole lifecycle, you’ve liaised with internal and external stakeholders over a large project and you are looking for your next challenge; perhaps you’re bored by life in the Shire and want to reach Mount Doom.

Within the role, the successful candidate will be shaping the strategy for security, code analysis and product implementation across the whole company. You will be working with JIRA and Portfolio products, creating roadmaps, collaborating with engineering teams, work closely with vendors to provide visibility of the product and its release, to create KPIs to monitor the product and feed this back to the senior stakeholders.

In order to be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates with the below experience;
* A background within Product Management; ideally with a Security focus (not asking a lot is it!)
* A focus on backlog and portfolio management experience.
* Experience implementing Jira (or Portfolio Management) and Aha products across an Enterprise organisation.
* Experience working with Security products or within Application Security – if you don’t have this but have a passion / interest in security I’m sure we can work something out!
* Knowledge and Experience being the Gollum in a Scrum meeting; aware of software development methodologies and processes.
* Experience working closely with stakeholders, vendors and everyone within a company.

That’s it really. Nothing too taxing or out of ordinary. The main focus for our client is the Jira and Aha products with a good background on backlog and portfolio management.

If this feels like it could be the role for you then get in touch. You could be the next Sméagol or someone else who doesn’t bite off his colleagues fingers…

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