Product Owner at ValueBlue

Job description

Are you the Product Owner that takes the lead in building the most powerful platform for progressive enterprise architecture on the globe in a fast-paced and growing international SaaS company? Does simplifying the complexity of big organizations, that operate on a global scale, sound like an interesting challenge to you? Then this job might be for you, keep reading to learn more about working at ValueBlue in our office in Utrecht.

Sounds interesting, tell me more

ValueBlue is the innovative and highly driven organization behind BlueDolphin, the best software for Enterprise Architecture. Our mission is to enable organizations to achieve goals faster, together and based on insights. We achieve this by providing a SaaS platform that companies use to achieve strategic goals such as digital transformation in areas of business, IT, and data. Companies such as Disney, Randstad, Wakefern corp., Boskalis, the  ANWB, Erasmus University, VolkerWessels and many hospitals and municipalities in the Netherlands and the US. But, in order for us to keep delivering the best possible solution to our customers and to become the global market leader in our industry, we need you as our product owner.

What about the team?

You will be part of the product team and report directly to the CTO/CPO. You will collaborate on a daily basis with UX-designers, developers, and the Support team to make sure the right features are released. You will also closely align with our Consultancy and Marketing teams. You OWN the product and make sure that the roadmap is fully connected and prioritized. You do this by combining your knowledge of (latent) customer needs and our own vision on the future of the industry. Our plan for the near future is to further grow the product team, to consist of Product Management, Product Ownership and User Experience Design. Your team will work together with the Development team on a daily basis on building the best solutions for our customers.

Do you live and breathe Product Ownership?

It is important to us that every colleague does what they love to do every day. We believe this is the best way for everyone to have a great and positive contribution to our solution, the team and the company. We strive for a combination of constant learning and fun and offer an environment where people can work independently and communicate openly. As an international scale up company, we love the changes and challenges that happen every day. We are looking for like-minded colleagues who are up to date with the latest techniques & knowledge in the Enterprise SaaS industry and who understand that the performance and user experience of our platform are the result of great collaboration across functional borders.

Where would I fit in as Product Owner?

Together with the CTO/CPO you construct roadmap concepts and translate these into deliverables such as epics, user stories, product backlog items and requirements for the development team to work on. You play a key role in prioritizing the strategic roadmap of BlueDolphin and the services that are delivered along with the platform. You plan and structure the required functionalities into comprehensible and consumable pieces of work through user stories. And you own of the process that connects the roadmap to the deployment of the software to production, including after care. You provide demo’s on future functionality and operational use of the platform and manage product deliverables, risks, dependencies, stakeholders and escalations. You will organize ways to collect customer input, and structure all the input that you get. From a product quality perspective you act as if you are the customer and facilitate the evaluation and acceptance of the deliverables.

Job requirements

What will make me successful in this role?

This is what you can do...

  • You have successfully completed a Masters in Information & communication technology, or have a related degree in business/IT;
  • You have at least 3 year of experience in Agile/Scrum/DevOps/SAFe as a Product Owner in an Enterprise SaaS environment;
  • Big Plus: You have knowledge in the area of the digital transformation and/or Enterprise Architecture;
  • Also a big plus: You understand how Data Analytics can guide development priorities.
  • Experience in working with corporate and enterprise customers
  • You are Fluent in English/Dutch, both verbally and in writing
  • You like to work in an Agile environment
  • Ability to get the buy-in of multiple (non-tech) stakeholders
  • Drive to be up-to-date in your field and interest to share new knowledge
  • Experience with coaching team members
  • Self-starter mentality with good communication skills
  • You are currently living in the Netherlands or in the process of relocating

...and this is who you are:

  • You’re enthusiastic, open to change and innovation, and motivated to grow
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and a customer focused mindset
  • You like to celebrate success with your team
  • You are independent, but are a real teamplayer and act transparent and honest
  • You take extreme ownership for the results that we aim for, with accurate deliverables
  • You FOCUS completely on delivering excellent customer value and can make this tangible
  • You are good at managing stakeholders and social influencing
  • You dare to think outside the box and come up with smart solutions
  • You are able to set a clear vision and make your team part of it
  • You are strong a communicator and make clear decisions

What do I get in return?

  • The opportunity to define and improve the quality and direction of our solution
  • Deciding on and working with an application that changes the industry of Enterprise Architecture
  • An innovative and committed workplace where ideas and opinions are valued
  • Pleasant, independent and flexible work environment with the option to work from home
  • A great salary based on your knowledge and experience
  • Stock option plan
  • Quarterly bonus plan
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 vacation days
  • Company laptop and phone
  • Substantial opportunities and your personal budget to improve yourself, by taking courses or visiting conferences

Wow, you’ve made it all the way to the end!

Now that you’ve come this far, you may still have some questions. No worries! We understand you might want to clarify some more before you decide to apply. You can contact us with any questions you may have.

So let’s get talking! Or just apply directly … The choice is yours ;)