Senior Technical Product Owner
Software Engineering - Pune, India
Senior Technical Product Owner
Software Engineering - Pune, India
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At TomTom:

You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better.

We are proud to be one team of more than 5,000 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, businesses, developers, drivers, citizens and cities move towards a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions.

What you’ll do:

The Sr. Product Owner (Sr. PO) is responsible to build, shape and own the Product Roadmap by aligning with the Product Management Team. Further, using insights from the Analytics team, the Sr. PO is responsible to continuously fine tune the priorities for the engineering team to deliver on the mission of the Maps Product Unit (PU), to create better SD Maps in a cost efficient manner and with a quick turnaround! 

In this senior role, you will be expected to be the crucial link between the business stakeholders and the engineering teams, to articulate the product vision and priorities linked to the PU Maps vision and influenced by the dynamic competitive landscape! You will help the agile squads succeed in their mission by setting clear goals, effectively negotiating with stakeholders to ensure a well groomed and prioritized backlog is maintained and being a champion for the squad(s)!

Your opportunity:
  • Effectively represent, interface with and engage the business users on product requirements 
  • Research, analyze and collaborate to gain clarity for the team in ambiguous situations and help unblock the team to keep moving forward 
  • Work with stakeholders to influence business decisions and clearly communicate requirements through epics and stories, qualified with priorities based on business ROI 
  • Use clear goals to communicate the project vision linked to the product vision at the beginning of every release and sprint, so that the team understands and is equipped to realize it 
  • Create user stories and clearly document definition of done (acceptance criteria) to facilitate the team to plan logical units of work to be delivered in a sprint 
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager to actively manage project/program risks, come up with mitigation plans and clearly communicate those to stakeholders 
  • Drive sprint and release planning meetings and sprint demos and participate in daily stand-up meetings (scrums), retrospectives, and other Scrum-related ceremonies
  • Actively manage stakeholder expectations and push back when required 
  • Maintain a balance between engineering and operations requirements, support engineering in reducing technical debts
  • Actively look for improvement opportunities within and outside the team 
Your role as a fully integrated team member of an Agile Squad:
  • Provide business context and clarity to the team 
  • Prioritize user stories by business value 
  • Help agile squad leads define the sprint scope 
  • Unblock the team 
  • Provide rapid feedback 
  • Review sprint deliverables and demonstrable product after every sprint, has the authority to accept or reject user stories
  • As a champion for the team, provide progress reporting and communicate status outside the team 
  • As a key member of the team, responsible for most internal and external communications, promoting transparency, and radiating information 
  • Assist with validation and resolution of defects / bugs, especially those reported by external stakeholders 

 What you’ll need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field, GIS domain knowledge is a definite plus  
  • Total experience of 10-17 years or more in software development, product and project management 
  • Metrics driven approach to implement innovative ideas and has perseverance to bring them to reality 
  • Strong understanding of customer needs and focus on outside in perspective  
  • Accountability to drive timely and customer-oriented solutions 
  • Well versed with technology, latest tools and devops techniques to understand, prioritize and guide teams on technical non functional requirements  
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with thoughtful attention to detail 
  • Effective presentation skills with a keen understanding of tailoring content to suit diverse audiences (Internal, External, Management, Technical etc.) 
  • Stretch mindset and ability to influence stakeholders, even those outside your immediate team 
  • Exceptional problem solving, diligent follow-through and logical decision-making 
  • Thorough understanding of Agile (Scrum, estimation techniques…) 
  • Top notch organization skills to create and manage product backlogs in a fast paced, dynamic environment 
  • Strong facilitation skills to conduct and drive sessions/workshops for idea generation, solutioning, product discovery, etc. 
  • Prior experience of working with distributed teams and partners is crucial for success 
  • A dynamic self-starter with the ability to work successfully in a global team 
  • Always accessible, visible, vocal and objective 
  • Flexibility to travel as needed 
  • International exposure preferred 

Meet your team: MAPS Product Unit 

Part of TomTom’s Location Technology Products technical unit, the Maps product unit is comprised of over 2,000 people in 40 countries – all driven to deliver the most up-to-date, accurate and detailed maps for the hundreds of millions of people using TomTom maps around the world. Joining this product unit, you can help continuously innovate our map-making processes, create a real-time closed loop between detected changes in the real world and the users’ map, and build maps that will enable the future of autonomous driving.

MAPS Pune Engineering Team: The Pune Engineering team creates next generation software solutions to enable creation of rich, fresh and most accurate map data. The team comprises of a diverse group of software professionals who are passionate about technology, excited to work on maps, and committed to agile.

Achieve more!!! 

We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – it’s how we make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple because life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring.

Ready to move the world forward? 

After you apply 
Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely, and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments, conversations and interviews through your onboarding. 
TomTom is an equal opportunity employer 
 We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression,marital status, disability,national origin, genetics,or age. 

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