Software Product Owner

Hayward Hawk Recruitment

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Software Product Owner or Software Developer to join a dynamic and fast paced software group.

HAYWARD HAWK is pleased to be recruiting for a Software Product Owner Based in Lisburn Northern Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Software Product Owner or Software Developer who wishes to progress into this role, to join a dynamic and fast paced software group, to help shape the future of our market leading software solutions.    


The Software Product Owner plays an important role within the Agile software development team. While not a product manager in the traditional sense, the successful candidate will manage the backlog of requirements from all stakeholders, and through planning, coordination, communication, and facilitation take responsibility to deliver quality software providing maximum business value. Responsibilities include: 
  • Understand the market, business, and products in order to make effective decisions 
  • Provide the product vision and direction to engineering stakeholders 
  • Translate high-level requirements into detailed user stories with acceptance criteria  
  • Manage and prioritise the product backlog  
  • Liaise and negotiate with product management to integrate backlog with business objectives   
  • Act as the primary liaison between stakeholders and development team, to answer queries in a timely fashion 
  • Work in an Agile development environment, planning iterations and releases to meet business objectives while effectively managing risk and scope and having a good understanding of the technical challenges.  
  • Produce customer release notes. 
Ideal person  
  • A software or IT related degree 
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Product Owner of complex systems 
  • Experience working with agile methodologies in a multi-team environment 
  • Solid understanding of the full software development life cycle 
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal  
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  
Added advantages 
  • Good understanding of Behaviour driven development and understanding of microservices architecture 
  • Experience developing cloud-based applications 
  • Experience using Jira and confluence 
  • Experience working in a SCRUM environment  
  • Certified Product Owner 
  • Understanding of computer vision concepts