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F5 is one of the top IT companies in the world, and brings award-winning, cutting-edge technology to the market. The Technology Services team is responsible for designing, building and operating vital technology that powers F5’s business. Come join our team!
F5 Product Owners are a key member of our Agile Scrum teams that develop technology solutions for vital functions within F5, such as product management, sales, services, accounting. The mission of Technology Services is to build a more responsive, nimble and agile F5, supporting internal and external customer needs. The Senior Product Owner role combines essential product ownership duties for higher impact and/or more technically complex products with thought leadership and team mentorship responsibilities.
Represent the user and business to your Scrum teams, rallying the team around product goals and user needs
Participate in all Agile/Scrum ceremonies
Articulate and refine requirements / stories and define acceptance criteria in a manner understandable to the Agile Scrum / Kanban Team (e.g., INVEST)
Own, maintain, and prioritize the product backlog for your teams
Make/drive timely tradeoff decisions throughout the development process
Define sprint and quarterly goals and objectives with the teams
Demonstrate products to stakeholders
Identify and manage dependencies across teams within the product / solution
Partner with relevant teams to prepare for quarterly “big room” planning events
Convene and facilitate technical discussions with engineering as part of articulating and refining requirements and understanding engineering realities
Communicate trade-offs between customer expectations and engineering realities to stakeholders and align on prioritization
Stay up to date on relevant industry trends and best practices and constantly exchange ideas
Advocate effectively for work to address tech debt when needed
Proactively contribute to improving our team’s product practices
Mentor other product owners, e.g. provide feedback on stories and other deliverables, be a sounding board and advise on how to slice features and navigate challenging conversations, etc.
May oversee the activities of other product owners
Performs other related duties as assigned
The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience of working an Enterprise Search solution especially using Coveo platform.
Strong understanding of Search implementations. Has high level technical understanding of Coveo or has keenness to self-learn.
Experience in collaborating with PMs and stakeholders to create quarterly \ yearly roadmaps for the scrum team.
Demonstrates effective team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servant leadership skills
Experience within a SAFe or Agile methodology and utilizing Agile practices
Effective representing the user and business to the team from a solid foundation of deep user understanding and knowledge of the business
Unafraid to dig deep into data
Strong facilitation skills within teams and ability to lead cross-functional teams
Strong negotiation skills
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally
Experience resolving issues with higher levels of management
Balance of technical and business acumen; able to communicate what is possible and what will have biggest impact on business
Trusted domain expert relied upon by partners to make informed decisions on product priorities (or direction)
Be familiar with modern software engineering practices, such as CI / CD, DevOps, test driven development, etc.
Knows enough about software development and architecture to be a good dance partner for engineers
Understands and effectively advocates for non-functional requirements (NFRs), performance standards, security standards and the need to refactor
Learns quickly what’s easy vs hard
Skilled viewing challenges from both the “forest” and the “trees”
Is a problem solver more than a problem “alerter”
4+ years of experience as a Product Owner on an Agile Scrum team developing web based solutions and experience with Enterprise Search solutions esp. Coveo; SAFe experience a plus
6+ years of experience working with a diverse set of partners such as sales, engineering, legal, customer success, support services, marketing etc.
Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or related field
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Duties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.
Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).
Duties may require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane, up to 10% of the time.
At F5, we live and breathe our core values; Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer Dedication, Profitable Growth, Innovation, Employee Success, and Diversity. We help each other achieve our goals, value the diversity of ideas different backgrounds can bring, emphasize teamwork over rock-stars, work hard and most of all have fun!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.
Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with @f5.com) or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with f5.com or @myworkday.com).
It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability,marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.