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Product Owner - Poka Team

IFS

IFS

Product
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS

Job Description

About Poka

Poka is an innovative app designed for manufacturing companies that empower frontline workers to learn continuously, solve problems and collaborate in support of continuous improvement. Imagine a combination of Facebook and YouTube designed for factory workers. Say goodbye to paper, make way for tablets!

Poka has become a catalyst for digital transformation and manufacturing leaders such as Nestlé, Bosch, Kraft and Danone trust us with their transition to Industry 4.0.

Poka was acquired by IFS on June 20, 2023.

As a Product Owner, you will be a pivotal player in our agile development process, ensuring that our product vision is translated into actionable tasks that deliver real value to our customers. You will work at the intersection of business, technology, and user experience, acting as a liaison to ensure that our products not only meet but exceed our customers' expectations.

What you’ll be responsible for:

1. Requirements Gathering and User Story Definition:

  • Engage in meaningful collaboration with product managers and designers to deeply understand project requirements.

  • Articulate these requirements into detailed, actionable user stories, aligning every step with our project goals.

  • Collaborate to refine and prioritize user stories, ensuring our roadmap reflects both vision and feasibility.

  • Champion clear and open communication with the development team, ensuring everyone is aligned and informed.

2. Scrum rituals

  • Participate actively in sprint planning sessions, working closely with the development team to translate product requirements into actionable tasks.

3. Backlog Management

  • Play a vital role in maintaining the product backlog, a prioritized list of features and enhancements.
    Work collaboratively with the product manager to refine acceptance criteria.

  • Strategically prioritize backlog items to highlight immediate business value and urgency, streamlining sprint planning.

4. Seamless Delivery:

  • Engage in the estimation process to set realistic timelines for feature delivery, keeping the product manager and stakeholders informed of progress.

  • Anticipate and navigate potential obstacles for delivery, ensuring the team's path to success is clear.

Qualifications

What you bring to the table:

  • 2 years of relevant experience in a similar role, showcasing a proven track record in requirements gathering, user story definition, and agile project management
    Complete English proficiency; Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
    Strong communication and collaboration skills
    Beyond language proficiency, communicating ideas, priorities, and updates clearly is crucial. Collaboration skills are essential for working closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, developers, and other stakeholders.

  • Adaptability; Demonstrate a proactive attitude towards learning and adapting to new challenges. The fast-paced nature of the environment requires individuals to stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and evolving project requirements.

  • Familiarity with fundamental product management concepts, such as user stories, product backlogs, and agile methodologies.

Additional Information

We believe that coming together as a community, in person, is important for innovation, connection and fostering a sense of belonging. Our roles have the right balance of remote and in-office working to enable flexibility for managing your life along with ensuring a real connection with your colleagues and the broader IFS community.