Technical Product Owner – Data

Job Vacancy

Key purpose of the role

The Technical Product Owner (Data), is a key role that sits within Systems and I.T team and holds ‘on the ground’ responsibility for the scope of what is delivered in relation to the evolution of data solutions , technical governance and processes. The role is a key interface between technology and the business and needs to engage effectively with stakeholders in both areas to best deliver functional business outcomes.

You’ll be someone who enjoys making things happen and consider stakeholder management one of your strengths, with the ability to effectively engage with both business and technical stakeholders. You like to be an empowered decision maker, able to prioritise, and can quickly establish where time needs to be invested to drive business value, providing cost effective solutions to the business in line with the overarching strategy. The Data technical product owner is empowered to make decisions related to data solution architecture in conjunction with key business and technical stakeholders. The role is responsible for driving the priority, scope and requirements for ITS data solutions and data related issues on operational systems. The Technical Product Owner will ensure they are clear on data related customer needs ensuring a continuous flow of value from the systems team and external vendors engaged to support data related deliveries.

Key Accountabilities

  • Promoting and communicating the importance of our Data Lake and Analytics platform and engaging with technical and business stakeholders to ensure they consider data in their everyday work
  • Driving Data Governance across all operational platforms , ensuring controls are in place for data to be captured in systems in a controlled manner and in line with best practice.
  • Establishing and maintaining an ITS Data Governance Forum to maintain focus on Governance and business impacting issues.
  • Triaging new data related requests coming into the Systems team.
  • Managing the data backlog / pipeline and constantly managing the prioritization of the backlog
  • Prioritising data related incidents and other maintenance / health activities against systems team capacity and priorities
  • Working closely with the various data stakeholders including the Business Intelligence team to support the implementation of data platforms , integrations and functionality that support our business now and into the future.
  • Evolving the roadmap based on customer ,business and technical teams feedback, linked to business outcomes
  • Taking a keen interest in self-learning and upskilling to ensure a strong understanding of technology trends and build new skills in line with the pace of change of technology
  • Communicating the data pipelines development and progress against business outcomes to key stakeholders and leadership teams
  • Assessing progress against business outcomes with input from the team leads

Person Specification Overview

Skills / Abilities & Relevant Competencies

  • A strong understanding of the Data technology landscape, the value of data and the opportunities that Data presents to deliver competitive advantage.
  • Accomplished in Agile methodologies.
  • Exceeds at stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A willingness and ability to help coach and develop others

Our nice to haves:

  • Someone who has been a technical product owner before
Salary: Competitive
Location: Daresbury (Hybrid)
Deadline: ASAP

Interested? The full job specification can be downloaded at the link below.

To apply, please complete the form below, attaching a covering letter and your CV.