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Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.
If you want to grow together with talented people who are creating a new automotive future, we have a job for you. We are on our way to our digital future in many different parts of our business. One success factor that we need, is new digital products that will help us deliver coherent user experiences. Our digital services will complement and enhance our vehicles, enable new business models and increase the pace of innovation throughout the enterprise. We put our users first by thinking with a human-centric mindset.
What’s in it for you?
We are looking for a passionate Digital Product Owner for the product Integration Portals within the cluster Integration Center of Enablement (ICoE).
The Integration Portal product resides within the Integration Center of Enablement Cluster which manages a set of integration platforms, currently 8 of them, where IBM MQ, RedHat 3scale, and Apache KAFKA are the key platforms. 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 take an active part in the transformation around how we develop integrations at Volvo Cars by driving the development of our self-service tools for integrations, Volvo Integration Portal (VIP) and Developer Portal (for APIs). Our goal is to make this the “one-stop shop for all your integration needs” enabling application teams to be self-serving in their integration needs and management. By this, we actively contribute to time to market for application development and innovations. You will be an active part of driving this journey.
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 and build something exceptional together with the product team and cluster team. The purpose of the role: Being the Product Owner, you will drive the Self Service Strategy for integrations as you will head the work around the development of the tools VIP and Developer Portal and by that contribute to reducing the lead times for integrations substantially.
This product team’s key achievement is to lift the complexity of integrations to an easily navigated workflow where integrations for all integration platforms are created and deployed by the application teams themselves. The product team develops the tools, with all required backend functionality of the 8 integration platforms and a superior user experience that makes the complex integration creation simple and comprehensible. Naturally supporting and interacting with users to understand their needs and making the product value driven is an integrated part of the job. 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 set the priorities and functions to actively support business objectives together with the rest of the teams within the ICoE cluster. You and your team will Interact closely with the Integration Office product where user needs and requirements in form of integration patterns and technologies are measured and analyzed, which will provide you with key information on prioritization of what features and patterns to develop.
What you’ll do
As a digital product owner, you will maximize value by owning and deciding upon priorities in the product team’s backlog from a business perspective to streamline the execution, while maintaining the technical integrity of the features/components for the team. You are the voice of the user, you have a business perspective and deep technical/integration know-how.
Your main responsibilities will be:
• Own, maintain and prioritize the product backlog
• Work with the development team in implementing solutions and features of the portals
• Participate in daily stand-ups and our various scrum ceremonies
• Involve the team in backlog refinement to achieve minimum handover and maximum joint understanding as well as understanding the scope of the upcoming enabler work
• Own and understand the Integration Pattern visualization, keep it up-to-date and accurate and deliver upon KPIs reflecting the progress of self-service usage through the application landscape
• You will be articulating and consistently emphasizing the short- and long-term vision of the product to the team and relevant stakeholders as well as ensure increased stability for our portals by close collaboration with the other product teams of the cluster
• Drive quality and operational excellence for the portals
• Actively collaborate with stakeholders as well as other teams to understand the voice of the customer
• Manage and optimize financials associated with the assigned digital product
• Proactively develop product strategically with a long-term sustainability and excellent standard in focus
You and your skills
We are looking for you who 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. You have extensive experience with Web Integrations (FrontEnd Development) and technologies, as well as integration strategies. You are very familiar with software architecture, SDLC, and frontend common languages, tool,s and processes. We see you have exposure with IBM MQ, RedHat 3scale, and Apache KAFKA. You are experienced in agile development methodologies and SAFE framework and have worked in product teams. You look forward to developing the concept of DevOps in your team. 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, 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’s goals. Also, you are a kind and positive person, with a clear technical interest. We would very much 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, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Abigail Glez at: email@example.com.
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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