Tech Product Owner

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

Job Role:
The Technical Product Owner (TPO) works with the Business Leaders in the development of the IT Portfolio (IT Roadmap) for the business unit, aligned with its strategic goals, and is the main contact person for the business unit.

Also manages the technical aspects of the product development alongside the Product Owner/Manager acting as a bridge that connects business and development teams, grooming the requirements and providing technical assistance in the backlog ordering, creation and communication.

Job Responsibility:
Participate in RFx process and evaluates functional capabilities of vendors/solutions
Evaluating the proposed solution to ensure business fitment
Contribute to the solution definition and architecture development (including phase out plans) with the Principal Engineer
Support the Program Manager and Scrum Master/Project Manager in the program/project plan definition
Prepares/contributes to the preparation of the Business Requirements Documents (BRD) in traditional projects
Build a strong partnership with business unit leadership (business domain) and other key stakeholders to become fully integrated in decision-making and driving business strategic priorities
Work alongside Business Product Owner to define, manage and accept user stories

Required Skills:
IT Vendor Management
Risk Management
Solution Design & Architecture
Infrastructure and Technology
Sourcing & Procurement
IT Security Management
Service Management
Business Process Design
Agile Methods
IT Quality Assurance
IT Project Management

What equips you for the Role
Experience with working in SCRUM or Agile environments and in the conduction of Design Thinking sessions
Intermediate knowledge in UX design, website and mobile development etc
Demonstrable experience working in a similar role
Degree in Computer Science/IT/Engineering/Science
IT Experience of 5-7 years and Business Domain Experience of 3-5 years