Product Owner HR core system




Software Development



Raet is a leading software firm and cloud solutions provider (SAAS) with more than 1.7 Million users. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Raet’s "Youforce" platform helps more than 1500 clients with Human Capital Management (HCM) - ranging from standard payroll for about 25% of the entire Dutch workforce to advanced eHRM (Human Resource Management) applications that enable global clients to find, hire and further develop their talent and succeed in tomorrow's economy. A recent acquisition also established a strong foothold in Latin-America.


Raet counts about 1000 employees, including more than 300 IT Professionals (software developers and infrastructure experts) in various development and operations centers across the globe. We embrace agility, and apply the SAFe framework to ensure we scale our agile practices across our portfolio. Raet is not a start-up – which means it offers long-term perspectives - but it is also not a mammoth - so agility and entrepreneurship are still part of its DNA: as such it is right-sized for professionals who have the right "can-do" spirit.


As a Product Owner you are responsible for the HR core system focused on our international market. As such, you are the linking pin between product management, internal stakeholders, product marketing, UX design, development, testing. At all times, you are liaising with these stakeholders. Either to get a better understanding of required functionality and its technical complexity or to communicate the intentions you have with the app. You challenge the product manager and you engage in constructive discussion with the development team to ensure proper understanding in the team, so you know what the cost drivers are.


You help the team and the Scrum Master delivering business value and you help the business understand what our customers expect.


This function is based in Amersfoort and will include some activities of internal staff based in Madrid. The working language in our environment is English. You are part of a team that consists of your Product Owner peers. You report into the Product Manager.


Specific responsibilities that you assume include:

  • Subject matter expert and product expert for (global) HR software solutions;
  • Passion and ideas for how to build better HR software;
  • Understanding of customer needs and market trends, through client interaction and other market research;
  • Delivering input for the  product vision with the Product manager;
  • Participating in Product management meetings to help define the roadmap and release planning Determining priorities;
  • Ensuring that stories are developed in line with the Definition of Ready (DOR)
  • Managing feature iteration throughout the product lifecycle; Own the Team backlog
  • Writing spot-on users stories, maintaining your backlog and having refinement meetings, to make sure your development teams knows what to do;
  • You have a significant role in quality. You are the only team member empowered to “accept” newly completed stories;
  • Managing your internal and external stakeholders. You lead the way;
  • Being a partner for product development & product management when determining our development roadmaps and determining release trains.
  • Willing to travel


We are looking for a team player with great initiative and a get-it-done attitude. You must be able to handle a fast paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills are musts.


You succeed in this role, relying upon demonstrated important experience as product owner, project lead, business analyst or similar. International travel is no issue for you.


Skills we look for include (ideally you possess these - or you have a demonstrated ability to acquire them fast, and excel in using/applying them):

  • 3+ years’ experience in IT projects;
  • 3+ years’ experience in software development, preferably in web based solutions;
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Product Owner for a complex on-line or cloud based product, preferably B2B and B2C;
  • Familiar with Agile Scrum methodologies and preferably also with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe);
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (English);
  • Working experience in an international business context;
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong leadership


If you combine this expertise with a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree, then this will be a plus that will be fully recognized.


Finally, and of utmost importance, we are looking for team members who share our mindset & core values: SMART, helpful, conscious, expert & reliable. You have a strong commitment towards quality of work - and realize that quality code comes in the first place from having the right mindset - and embrace transparency.


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