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Digital is on an exciting journey towards being a product-oriented software company. At Digital you get to work with exciting challenges in an agile product team, focusing on delivering business value putting the users first. It is a joint effort to continue and develop our agile journey and you will be part of that.
What’s in it for you?
We are looking for a passionate and technically skilled Digital Product Owner for the product Event Streaming within the cluster Integration Center of Enablement (ICoE). As a Product Owner, you take full responsibility of our Event Streaming Product. The product is based on Apache KAFKA technology platform and provides streaming capabilities to any application at Volvo Cars. The Event Streaming product resides within the Integration Center of Enablement Cluster which manages a set of integration platforms, currently 8 of them, where MQ, 3scale for APIM and KAFKA are the key platforms. The event steaming platform Kafka is the most recently established. We maintain and operate these platforms and self service portals to enable (state of the art) integration capabilities for all applications at Volvo Cars.
You will be leading an agile development team of 9 people to deliver on the product backlog and product strategy and you will also work closely with our operations supplier to secure operational excellence. You will also take active part in delivering on our self service roadmap, where we develop self service tools with the purpose to enable our application teams to fully manage their integrations themselves. We are currently going through a major restructure of our cluster and we are creating 5 new products out of the current very large Integration product. As product owner for one of these products you get the opportunity to be part of the exciting road ahead establishing the team and the product in a new way, fit for the future of integration management.
The purpose of the role. As a Product Owner, you are in constant dialogue with our business stakeholders globally, the IT community and with external parties to understand their needs and to help create solutions that support business objectives together with the rest of the teams within ICoE cluster. Kafka is our most recent integration platform and still growing into maturity. As a Product Owner you will be responsible for providing the right platform capability; finetuning operational excellence, life-cycling, continue to develop our capabilities on the platform, platform architecture, roadmap, provisioning of application solutions, ensuring monitoring, logging and visualization, and by automation and improvements continuously keep the event streaming platform modern and fit for purpose. Also you and your team needs to support our organisation as it learns how to make optimal use of Kafka. A very important part of your role is also to support the development of the self service capability.
What you’ll do
As you will have a diverse set of responsibilities in managing and developing the platform, developing our self service Portal, provisioning solutions for applications and supporting the organisations to become mature KAFKA users, you need to have knowledge and experience of event streaming and Apache Kafka technology, integration concepts and patterns, cloud computing as well as software architecture in general. Having good strategic thinking is naturally key to this role as you will be setting the roadmap for the product, strategically, financially as well as operationally.
Your main responsibilities will be:
• Own, maintain and prioritize the product backlog
• Work with the development team in implementing solutions and features of the platform
• Participate in daily standups and other scrum ceremonies
• Involve the team in backlog refinement and coaching them in supporting application teams with KAFKA knowledge and onboarding
• Articulating the short- and long-term vision of the product to the team and relevant stakeholders as well as ensure increased stability for our products by close collaboration with the other product teams of the cluster
• Actively collaborate with stakeholders as well as other teams to promote the platform
• Actively participate within ICoE as a stakeholder in the self service portal development
• Manage our suppliers and optimize cooperation model with them, as well as ensure operational excellence over time
• Manage and optimize financials associated with the assigned digital product
• Proactively develop product strategically with a long-term sustainability and excellent standard in focus
Who you are:
We believe you have extensive hands-on experience working with integrations ~5 years, and technology with focus on event streaming and KAFKA platform, 3scale and strategies and understands the global environment in which Volvo Cars operates. You have work experience in a leading position - driving digital product strategy as a Product Owner, Product Manager, or equivalent role for a minimum of 4 years. Your dialogue with stakeholders is strong and well-articulated. You have worked with suppliers and are very comfortable with the dialogues related to both critical operations and development. You are experienced in agile development methodologies and SAFE framework and have worked in distributed and global product teams. You are data driven in your approach to decision making and measuring your successes. You are also fluent in English, both verbally and written.
As a person, you are customer focused and passionate about solving their problems. You are flexible, creative, open to new ideas and always looking for ways to improve, and you love to initiate and drive transformation. You are energetic, have forward thinking and you push for innovation. You are excellent at communicating, presenting and relationship building with teams and global stakeholders. You have a holistic viewpoint and an ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve the team goals. Also, you are a kind and positive person, with a clear technical interest. We would definitely appreciate female applicants.
We offer our employees excellent benefits such as:
• Plenty of leave to let you take time off for what's most important in life.
• At Volvo Car Group, all new parents with one year’s active permanent service now receive 24 weeks of parental leave, paid at 80 percent of their base pay. The policy is for everyone – whether you’re a designer or a plant operator, whether you work in Sweden, China, or the USA. Read more here: https://group.volvocars.com/careers/family-bond-by-volvo-cars
• Collective Agreement and ITP pensions.
• An annual allowance to spend on your health and wellbeing.
How to learn more and apply
Does this sound like your next challenge? Welcome with your application by submitting your resume and cover letter no later than December 9th, 2022. Please note that due to GDPR, we can’t accept applications via email.
For questions about the position, please contact Team Manager Louice Johansen, email@example.com.
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior Recruiter Abigail Gonzalez, Abigail.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are we?
Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.
Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.
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