Lead Product Owner - Infrastructure Products

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Worldpay
  • 19 May 19

Lead Product Owner - Infrastructure Products

Why is this role the next step for you? In this role, you'll specify and oversee the design, build and operation of a set of infrastructure product and services for internal Worldpay users (typically other product-engineering teams working on cloud-based infrastructure).

This requires discovering and understanding the value of offering incremental and new solutions based on internal customer insight and discovery. You'll craft product visions articulating the benefits and advantages to customers based on those insights, build roadmaps of incremental, coherent, capability releases, and ensure we fully articulate functional and non-functional requirements in line with our standards (INVEST). It requires running product and technology discovery to ensure agility, using agile and lean-devops practices to ensure we enjoy effective work prioritisation, low lead time, product stability and fast response.

In this team we operate a tribe, chapter, squad model and this role will support continuous improvement at all levels and play an active role in Product and Engineering 'practices' (chapters) to ensure we are achieving benefits of scale across squads.

A link to our engineering principles https://worldpay.github.io/gateway-tribe-principles/ and a video of the team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqgb0sewHKc How will you contribute on a day-to-day basis? In this role, you'll act as product owner for one of our squads; craft product visions, incremental capability releases and coherent capability sets (e.g. user story maps). You'll identify target internal customers, use cases, needs, constraints and potential value, and make sure that non-functional requirements are treated as first-class citizens (features and/or acceptance criteria for other features).

Envisioning products with product-engineering squads as part of agile development is a key part of the role. You'll create stories and refine with squad to meet INVEST principles, use increment planning and estimation techniques to manage expectations, use data and qualitative customer feedback to plan further enhancements, monitor costs and benefits and ensure products achieve value for money. You'll explore ways to outsource non-core capabilities and reinforce, refine and advocate our principles and standards. What will make you the right fit for the team? The role demands a passion for technology products with a high quality of service and a high performance software development lifecycle. A strong interest in engineering microservices in cloud-based, devops environments, as well as a curiosity in technological innovation are all highly valued.

You'll have extensive experience of scrum product ownership working with technology products and experience of high availability cloud-based systems. You'll be well versed in working with engineers to uncover needs and discover products that could add value. Experience of agile and lean-devops ways of working, with an understanding of key drivers of lead time and operational effectiveness, and track record of continuous improvement is key. You'll have experience with requirement elicitation and analysis, story creation, mapping and refinement, road-mapping, envisioning and communication, process mapping and redesign, and content creation e.g. on documentation. How is Worldpay changing the world? Worldpay has merged with Vantiv Inc. to create a new global leader in payments. The new Worldpay will have the scale, the reach and the resources to take our success story to another level. This move allows us to expand further into high growth markets, deliver innovation at scale and above all, brings together exceptional talent and a shared passion that will help propel us forward to the next chapter of our collective story.

Our technology enables billions of payments to be made each year whether online or in person. Working with customers large and small we help them to take payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses and making your life more convenient in the process.