Junior Product Owner

October 13, 2021

Our Vision:

To be a global market leader in Workplace Management Technology, recognised as benefiting the health, wellbeing and productivity of building users. 

About SPICA:

SPICA is a fast growing, specialist Digital Solution Provider combining IOT tech, Systems Integration skills and Desktop and Mobile App User Experiences to help businesses capitalize on the opportunity that new Digital Technologies for the Workplace represent. We are a “PropTech” business, exploiting emerging technologies to help make the experience of working and being in the office environment the best it can be.

Our Values:

Relentless Innovation. Everyone is encouraged to think in new ways for us all to always be moving forward. 
In It Together. Our Job Descriptions are not boundaries of limitation but a spring board for opportunities. 
People Not Number. We pride ourselves on nurturing long-term partnerships and our team is at the heart of everything we do. 
High Performing Culture. Here everyone is a leader striving for self-actualisation at work. 
Work Balance. Working hard is only sustainable when we balance it with family, friends and relaxation. 

Your part in it:

With promising critical thinking skills and an interest in product management. You will be keen to develop your knowledge in an innovative team working on our cloud and mobile-based product suite. Our software solutions focus on the Digital Workplace, and clients all over the world use our products to provide exceptional digital workplace experiences to a wide range of workplace users including employees, visitors, and the people who run, operate, and maintain the workplace.  
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get involved in new technology and progress within a fast-paced, growing company. 

Reporting to the Product Manager, you will be helping to research, design, implement, test and support new features in our existing software products. You will work with the Product Manager and Chief Product Officer to develop your product skills and establish the product discipline at Spica. Although the role has a focus on creating detailed product requirements, as your skills develop, you will be given epics/projects to own, collaborating with Product Designers and Software Engineers. You will also coordinate with Customer Success, Marketing and Sales teams to deliver the best features possible. 

Key responsibilities

• Understand our products and their position in the market, identifying the trends and competitive threats to uncover product opportunities.
• Collect, analyse and curate detailed prioritised requirements from a variety of sources including industry analysis, competitor research, user research and customer feedback.
• Build detailed specifications in response to product requirements and opportunities, incorporating user journeys, behaviours, business rules and acceptance test specifications.
• Build a detailed and comprehensive working knowledge of the products in our software portfolio and become recognised as a Subject Matter Expert both inside and outside of the business.
• Prioritise and deliver comprehensive requirements ready for handover to Product Designers and Software Engineers.
• Become the SME in new features you have scoped the associated support release and launch activities. 
• Deliver measurable business value in line with the Product Vision, Strategy and Roadmap defined by Senior Product Stakeholders.
• Manage potential risks to epics along with coordinating with other squads to identify dependencies.
• Track success of new features by gather feedback from internal stakeholders and customers as well as measuring against KPIs. 
• Manage internal support requests according to SLAs.

Experience & Qualifications required:

• Self-motivated in getting what needs doing done – this is a role where you are expected to take the lead on product and feature initiatives
• Be passionate about creating great software products in a competitive landscape
• Flexibility in thinking and approach to problem solving.
• Agility to move quickly and respond to change.
• Thrives in a collaborative, supportive environment with friendly professionals.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential
• Degree level education in a relevant or related field (minimum of 2:1 qualification)
• Proactive and comfortable working in an environment with fast changing priorities and tasks
• 1 – 2 years in a software related role would be desirable but not a necessity for the right candidate

What you can expect in return:

• A great opportunity to experience what it takes to scale a thriving SaaS software product business.
• Hands on mentorship from an experienced team of industry professionals. 
• An exciting career path with room to grow your product managements skills and take on more responsibilities. 
• A friendly, encouraging and motivating environment with a team who works hard but knows how to have fun.
• A chance to merge with Birmingham’s Innovation ecosystem being based out of the Innovation Birmingham Science Park, where great events take place with inspiring and informed community members. 

Reward & Recognition:

• Pension in line with auto enrolment requirements
• Flexible working
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Regular reviews, progression planning 

We support the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

If you are smart and good at what you do, we want to hear from you.

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