Product Owner (m/f/d) for Data Science Solutions



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

About you

You are a passionate product owner who lives and breathes the product vision and customer's requirements. You are comfortable having difficult conversations with business owners (product managers), software engineers and technical architects to find the right increments of value that can be delivered in time but with good quality and high maintainability for your (internal and external) customers that you represent. You have an analytical mind but have the interpersonal skills to elicit the needs from what a customer wants. You have worked in agile teams, working closely with the plethora of roles needed to ship a product on-time and on-budget. You are an enthusiastic self-starter partnering with product management to refine and execute a product vision.

You will be

Working closely with the product team, your peer product owners, system architect and agile development teams across Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Bulgaria to deliver value to our Media Measurement platform and bring it to the next level. You will be responsible for a team backlog for an agile team developing data science solutions as well as working together with product managers and stakeholders to maintain, refine and prioritize a central backlog of features. You will be working with data scientists, data engineers and other software engineering professionals to define product requirements and accept the deliveries of the team. You will be working from one of our main offices (Nürnberg or Berlin). As a pivotal member of our team you have the opportunity to lay the foundations of GfK's future product suite.

You have…

  • 2+ years of experience as a product owner, business analyst or similar role in an agile setting  
    (some form of Product Owner Certification:  SAFe POPM, CSPO, PSPO I or II)
  • Deep understanding of Agile & Lean best practices, roles, tools
  • Proven ability to define lean product increments and slice stories 
  • Strong test-first mindset, experience with testing strategies & techniques
  • Experience managing a wide variety of stakeholders in a global context
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good understanding of best practices in software development
  • Strong data affinity, ideally in an analytics context
  • A soft spot for data science and machine learning 
  • Familiarity with web/internet technologies in the context of online/media consumption and advertising

It would be a great addition if you had experience with

  • Experience in a data-driven, data-science heavy context, data pipelining, predictive/prescriptive analytics
  • Exposure to AI/Machine Learning practices
  • Experience working in a Scaled Agile (SAFe) setting / Agile Release Train

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 1 days ago

City: Nuremberg, Berlin

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00011063