Overview

Salary: £43090 to £64630 per annum ( dependant of experience)

What makes us such a rich and progressive place to work is the huge variety of people in the IT team. We value diversity, in terms of gender, race, age, faith, disability, sexual orientation but also personality and thinking style; the uniqueness you’ll bring to us we see as areal source of strength. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, where you can succeed as your whole self. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee engagement forums; it’s the way work should be

 This role is responsible for leading the design, delivery and continuous improvement of one or more digital products, delivering the vision for the product based on expert understanding of end user needs, market context, journey and product performance and aligned to business strategy and vision.

The Product Owner will manage aspects of the product life-cycle enabling the test automation and environment management product to meet the needs of customers/users and achieve financial or other targets. This role also facilitates adoption products and business readiness, working with business change teams to ensure and monitor product performance after go live.

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be experienced at planning and driving scope, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for large, complex initiatives. You enjoy working with all stakeholders making it easy for them to do business, understanding their requirements you can translate those into something that can be built and tested by a delivery team meeting those expectations.

An effective, and self-aware leader in the teams that you work in and/ or manage you will have the ability in creating an inclusive environment where people feel safe to speak up, voice concerns and suggest ideas, whilst recognising and adapting to individual differences and working styles. Be a great influence to ensure opportunities are exploited by your team and stakeholders. 

Adept at encouraging ideas from others to test assumptions, challenge thinking and bring in new perspectives and, being passionate about developing products that their users love, ensuring diversity is valued, you guarantee that the best business outcomes and customer experience are always achieved.

Always showing a keen interest in new technologies and on the lookout for “what’s new” and drawing on best practices from within and outside the industry.

With mindful resilience you maintain energy and enthusiasm, working well in high-pressure situations, and consistently delivering under tight time constraints, a competent negotiator able to manage competing priorities and conflicts, while delighting your stakeholders

Constantly creating a culture of continuous improvement, learning from mistakes and using the experience to change how you and the team respond to similar situations in the future.

Requirements:

  Technical Skills:

  • Proven environment management experience across different types of environment (system test, user test, staging) consisting of multiple technologies and applications.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of CI/CD, automation pipelines, Branching, Merging and related tooling including Github Enterprise, Github Actions, jFrog Artifactory, Cloudbees Jenkins and GoCD.
  • Strong technical aptitude to understand the complexities of software testing and releases.
  • Experience and passion towards driving a shift-left approach to software testing and service virtualisation, with knowledge of tooling such as Load Runner Cloud, Smartbear Ready API, Selenium and BurpSuite.
  • Knowledge of agile planning, collaboration and knowledge store tools such as Atlassian Jira and Confluence, and Microsoft Sharepoint.
  • Product Owner Experience
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the drivers of value in the product area.

    Product Owner Skills:

  • Experience of delivering the development of complex and/or high-risk products from an idea through to post-implementation monitoring.
  • Experience of writing user stories and acceptance criteria in behaviour driven development format
  • Experience in engaging with users and stakeholders to turn user insight into product improvements.
  • Able to set, monitor and report measurable product performance targets.
  • Experience of product ownership with a passion for evolving great products by leading multi-disciplinary teams.

Hours: 35 – Mon to Friday – 9am to 5pm         

Hybrid working is choosing the best location for you to carry out your role – this could be in the office or it could be at home. You can be flexible in your approach, for example coming into the office when you need to collaborate with colleagues in person, or working from home if you have a lot of Zoom meetings to go to. We’re taking a team-led approach, so how you manage your working week and place of work is down to your preferences and how you and your team work best.

 

#BetheChange

Coventry Building Society has grown into the second largest building society in the UK. Despite being a national Society, it keeps its local values and loyalty, and its caring family ethos.

The best way to judge a company is based on what the people who work there say and our recent employee survey has resulted in us being named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Well-being by Great Place to Work.

We offer not only fulfilling jobs and exciting career opportunities but a place where everyone can be long and feel proud to work. What makes us such a rich and progressive place to work is the huge variety of people that make up our workforce.

And of course, we don’t pretend that what you do for us is all there is to you. We want you to bring your whole self to work – parent, carer, artist, triathlete, introvert… whatever it is that makes you YOU. We offer the balance to make sure you have plenty of time to do the things you need or want to do alongside work, because we know that’s how you are able to be your best

Location: Coventry-Binley Business Park

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