Product Owner (Poole, UK)

Product Owner (Poole, UK)

About Flowbird

Flowbird Transport delivers solutions for smart cities on the move. Our Smart Transport solutions can be seen in world-class cities including London, Edinburgh, Paris, New York, Sydney, Rome, Brussels and Toronto. Parkeon is present in 5,000 towns and cities around the world. We employ over 1,300 people creating and delivering effective, high quality solutions for our clients.

Our market leadership is underpinned by a continuous drive to innovate and push the frontiers of what is possible in order to make our customers more successful. As a result, we are a thriving business that is investing strongly and building the team for both new opportunities and supporting existing ones.


Our UK headquarters is based in Poole on the Dorset coast with its bustling quay, some of the best beaches in the UK and a stunning natural harbour. There is easy access to the Dorset countryside, the New Forest and the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Our main office is 1 mile from Poole railway station with good public transport links and close to both Bournemouth and Southampton international airports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and prioritise backlog including managing the change process.
  • Build, manage and communicate roadmaps for the delivery pipeline.
  • Coordinate feature delivery roadmaps with other product owners.
  • Understand the importance of business priority and reflect on the backlog priority.
  • Lead Agile Refinement, Planning and Review ceremonies.
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with the team during the sprint to review ongoing work and provide clarification on sprint items.
  • Delivery to the customer.
  • Work alongside other PO's to align feature delivery.
  • Consider opportunities and potential risks attached with development features.
  • Assist in the preparation of project technical documents to support handover to Customer Support teams. Support knowledge transfer to Flowbird Customer Support teams.
  • Support pre-sales activity as required.
  • Work with the integration team so that end to end scenarios are understood and tested accordingly.
  • Attend customer meetings as required.
  • Oversee factory and site acceptance tests.
  • Develop and maintain requirements traceability matrices.

Essential Experience

  • Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science or other engineering or scientific field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience of working in an Agile Environment as a Product Owner and managing a backlog.
  • Proven experience of liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the right solution is being delivered.
  • Understanding of high availability web systems would be advantageous.
  • Proven experience of liaising with customers on complex technical projects.
  • Proven experience of controlling change of scope in the backlog using change management processes.
  • Experience of deconstructing complex functional requirements into epics and user stories for delivery in parallel by multiple software development teams.
  • Experience of defining user stories and supporting acceptance criteria.
  • Experience of backlog creation using Jira and TFS tools.
  • Experience of working alongside software development teams supporting Agile ceremonies such as Sprint Planning.
  • Experience of working with software teams developing integrated Cloud, Back-Office and Embedded solutions.
  • Experience of working with development teams that utilise CI/Test Automation.
  • The whole project lifecycle from gathering customer requirements and design, to system delivery and acceptance.
  • Providing technical inputs to the bid processes and track record of managing the delivery of technical solutions.
  • Experience of dealing with high profile customers to deliver highly complex systems.

Desired Experience

  • Able to build rapport with customers, peers and stakeholders and tactfully challenge without alienating themselves or others.
  • A highly proactive and technical individual willing to act on their own initiative.
  • A ‘systems thinker’ with a strong background in both requirements capture and delivery.
  • Strong time management and used to working to deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to describe and communicate complex functional requirements to a wide range of stakeholders from high level managers through to software engineers.

Company Benefits Include

  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank holidays, with the option to buy or sell days
  • Up to 6% contributory Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance of x4 annual salary
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Discounted gym membership with a company subsidy
  • 6 months Company sick pay
  • Employee discounts
  • Employee assistance programme available 24/7
  • Flexible Benefits platform giving you the option to purchase additional benefits including critical illness cover, additional life assurance, dental insurance, health screening, cycle to work scheme, personal car leasing, breakdown cover, purchase of technology
  • Paid Employee Volunteering days
  • Hybrid working
  • Additional Maternity / Paternity leave
  • Free onsite car parking
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