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IBM Product Owner with German language skills in Brasov, Romania


At IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation Consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM's ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Product Owner is a professional responsible for setting, prioritizing, and accepting the work generated by a team in order to ensure the most valuable and proper functionality of the product.

As Product Owner, you will gather feature requests, schedule releases and coordinates sprints. You should be able to identify user needs, help a customer understand a business value and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.

Your effort is important for the company as you will need to deliver product not just according to users, but the product that helps make our company vision reality.

Expected accountabilities

  • Create a product vision based on the input from the clients

  • Work with internal and external customers to analyze the needs and align product roadmap to strategic goals.

  • Own the product roadmap.

  • Develop scope and define backlog items (epic/features/user stories) that guide the Agile software development team.

  • Solve product related problems, make decisions, complete trade-off analysis to stay on track towards business deliverable commitments.

  • Draft key objectives and results, strategies and apply the data for the product to make business decisions.

  • Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning and concept development of a product.

  • Accountable for the created product(s), delivering in the product model and communicating the product needs with business partners.

  • Asses value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with a maximum value that are aligned with product strategy.

  • Identify and help the client understand the business model, value and value proposition.

  • Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation.

  • Act as an ambassador for the product internally and externally and as the primary contact for queries related to the product.

  • Develop appropriately detailed specifications for the product features so they are clearly understood by the development teams.

  • Represent team in front of stakeholders, clients or users.

  • Work closely with product management and senior management in order to create a product that fits the company portfolio.

  • Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product

  • Follow our competitors and the industry

  • Increase an understanding of Agile practices, Lean Startup, new technologies opportunities and other new trends.

  • German: fluent, English fluent

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


  • 5-8 years of experience in product management.

  • Management of stakeholders and their expectation.

  • Deep understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal.

  • Interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers.

  • Experience with a definition of minimum marketable features and minimum viable products.

  • Know how to define the product roadmap.

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.

  • Organizational and time management skills.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to details.

  • Discipline.

  • Active listening.

  • Strategic thinking.

  • Overall understanding of technologies used in the product: Android and iOS technologies, Databases, WebSphere Application server, MQTT, HTTPS, Red Hat OpenShift, E2E encryption

  • Experience with Tools: Jira, Confluence, Box or similar

  • The experience in sales or marketing is an advantage.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

ITIL certification is a plus

English: fluent

German: fluent

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