Product Owner (Abingdon/Remote, UK)

Can you translate product initiatives into workable creatable software solutions? Do you have a history of business analysis with one foot in project management? Are you ready to make your mark on technology that is changing the way organizations protect their vital digital content?

Preservica’s software is at the razor’s edge of commercial solutions, addressing the need for Active Digital Preservation technology. Our mission at Preservica is to protect the worlds digital memory, and our award-winning software is used by leading businesses, archives, libraries, museums and government organizations across the globe.

We are world leaders and proud of our achievements – but to stay ahead we need the brightest and most talented commercial and technical innovators to join our development team and right now we are looking for a Product Owner.

The Role We are looking for a Product Owner who will be responsible for identifying how product initiatives can be converted into user stories and acceptance criteria to allow our engineering team to develop features to our customers. You will work within the engineering team to transform and shape Preservica to ultimately deliver upon the product vision.

The main duties include gathering, understanding and acting on requirements. This means being heavily involved during all stages of the product process including planning, designing, developing, testing and being responsible for supporting the team delivering accurately and on time.

What We Look For

To be part of Preservica you need:

• A well-rounded knowledge in software delivery and integration delivery, data storage or preservation knowledge is useful but not essential

• The ability to work closely alongside developers; understand the technology, its capabilities and know what’s feasible

• To work closely alongside the Product Manager and help turn high level requirements into deliverable product.

• To be an expert in gathering requirements, creating user stories, defining acceptance criteria, producing accurate estimates and managing stakeholder expectations.

• An understanding of the importance of extracting and creating functional specifications, user requests and user needs

You will also need to:

• Work to tight deadlines, get involved in Scrum meetings, work closely with the engineers and testers and understand their realistic capabilities and provide feedback to the management team.

• Be able to act as a proxy Product Manager sometimes, so you have to be very confident in supporting them and keen in helping manage the Product strategy and maintain the backlogs

• Be personable and with great communication skills be pro-active, confident to present in front of clients when required

• Be able to communicate with senior level stakeholders and involve yourself not just from the requirements gathering, but also guiding the team and advising on tricky situations

• Be able to think on your feet, act autonomously and take responsibility.

We will demand a lot from you and you need to be enthusiastic and keen to progress your career but the opportunities are huge. There is the option to move into Product Management or get involved more into a particular area that you enjoy and become a specialist.

What We Offer

As well as a competitive salary and benefits package, we also offer great future prospects in a fast-growing market sector. From improving your technical abilities to developing leadership skills, we can offer tailored career development based on your aspirations. This is supported by our focus on personal development and training - all our staff have an annual training allowance, which can be used to learn new technologies, develop soft skills or earn recognized professional qualifications.

How to Apply

Please send your CV with details of your current package and aspirations to our Recruitment team at – – stating the role in the subject line.

If you would like further information or to discuss the role in person, please contact Mark Compton at – or call 01235 428946.