Product Owner Integrations Platform







The name Visma|Raet probably rings a bell as co-sponsor of the cycling team that won multiple stages in the 2019 Tour de France. Chances are, you've also encountered our solutions many times over. Our Youforce platform helps 1500+ corporate giants (and countless smaller companies) streamline their HR processes, with services that range in scale from standardized payroll to bespoke eHRM solutions. With dual HQs in Oslo (Visma) and the Netherlands (Raet), we facilitate clients in several countries.

Our product is an integrated suite of systems in the Azure cloud, that we continuously improve in our CI/CD pipeline. Although the platform was initially set up by contractors, an internal scrum team will assume end-to-end responsibility as per Q4 2019 onwards. We've come a long way since embarking on this 'gargantuan' task. Legacy point-to-point interfacing technologies were replaced with robust Azure resources, a large number of new interfaces have been added, and a test-driven development process is in place, propelling us towards full automation. Having completed the integration of our services and products with our Visma headquarters, we can now start looking outward and offer these services to the world. Can you drive that process?

As our Product Owner Integrations Platform
You are the linking pin between the business (and thus our clients) and our internal development community in the Netherlands and the Baltic states. You define the vision, gathering traction for it along the way. You establish product features and prioritize delivery on 'max added value' basis. On the development side, you set an ambitious (but realistic) software release plan and scope activities with the platform lead, our business and information analysts and the DevOps team. Your responsibilities include backlog ownership, performing software gate reviews from development onto QA, including the informal handoff, and identifying potential risks and pitfalls and raising issues with the program team, so that they can mitigate any impact. Therefore, this position requires keen knowledge of technological (im)possibilities. As for the impact: you have the final say on SW releases.

As Product Owner Integrations Platform you also require a deep understanding of what makes the business tick and strong stakeholder skills. By asking the right people the right questions, your epics can become legendary. What should the overall platform vision, strategy, and roadmap be in order to align with the company's broader strategies and initiatives? Also give back to the stakeholders; translate key insights from the weekly Scrum report into presentations that resonate with broader, including non-tech, audiences. Keep everybody engaged and aligned. This is an important driver of adoption.

Key performance indicators

  • Effective and well-groomed backlog
  • Sharp acceptance criteria per feature
  • Up to date Agile processes (Scrum and Agile Hybrid) and cross-functional communication
  • High quality, low cost service delivery processes, streamlined solution delivery
  • Continuous improvement becomes the de facto standard
  • Alignment of stakeholders during product visioning and concept development
  • Successful cross-functional teams, and strong bonds with all stakeholders
  • Stories and epics maximize value and advance the product strategy

This is what you bring to the table
First and foremost: a feel for the business. You need a 'heartfelt' understanding of business objectives in order to effectively visualize/quantify opportunities and risks. So, although a strong technical background is required – you'll get up close and personal with engineers and our nearshore DevOps team – business acumen and a talent to perceive and ask the question behind the question is imperative. Your track record should prove you are able to deliver the goals you set out to achieve. On an individual level but even more so as a member of cross-functional teams. You feel comfortable working in fast-changing environments, where change is the only constant, and are versed in developing epics and stories that readers believe in.

Must haves

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a similar field
  • 3-5 years' experience as Product Owner in technology
  • 3+ years' experience in architecture related roles
  • Familiarity with Agile Scrum methodologies and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Strong project management skills; you're a true team player, and never cross the finish line alone
  • A pioneering spirit: you're not looking for a job in a setting where everything is set in stone

What you see and what you get
Visma|Raet is located in Amersfoort. Here, you'll meet most of your new colleagues, including just over 300 IT professionals. At Visma/Raet, we work hard, but we don't believe a competitive culture nets the best results, so the atmosphere is open, inviting and collaborative. As you might expect from an HR-solutions specialist, we provide a benefits package that is a cut above the rest, and not only includes a fair salary and ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, but also offers flexible work arrangements. Want to work from home? Fine with us. Need to take the afternoon off to see your kid in their school musical? Don't forget to app us some pics! Of note: as Product Owner you'll work in an international setting. English is the language of choice and you'll work closely with (and sometimes travel to) our nearshore team in the Baltics.

Have we made you enthusiastic? Please use the apply button below. If you have any questions, please contact Loes van Rijn (Teamlead Talent Acquisition) via +31 6 83 00 22 16 or send an email to Acquisition by recruiting agencies are not appreciated!


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