Senior Product Owner

Impala Studios is a hyper fast-growing, mobile tech company. We are looking for a Senior Product Owner to join our Product team.  


If you enjoy sharing your knowledge, providing solutions and being a strategic thinker, we would love to welcome you to our Product team! In this exciting role, your goal is to help the Product team deliver valuable product improvements in a fast and predictable way. You will work with cross-functional teams on various product groups (some ranked in the top 10!). Besides reporting to the Head of Product, you will coach the product owners and optimize the scrum processes.


What you’ll do:

  • Gather and assess the needs of the business and translate this to a concrete roadmap for products/teams, in alignment with our product portfolio and company goals.

  • Responsible for a smooth handover of backlog items to the teams.

  • Report on progress and results to the stakeholders, and be a sparring partner for them.

  • Detect and proactively take care of impediments that occur during the sprint.

  • Increase project management knowledge and skills and share knowledge within the team.

  • Initiate process improvements, particularly for the PO work but also for the scrum teams as a whole.

  • Oversee team members’ work and match with company goals, quality and guidelines.

  • Coach the PO team. This includes communicating team goals and identifying new areas for improvement, growth and training.

  • Take an active role in hiring and onboarding new team members.

  • Take personal initiatives and consult with a variety of experts and stakeholders within the company, with respect to work outside of the teams.

  • Help to build, maintain and optimize our internal products knowledge base.


Who you are: 

  • Solution and results-oriented. You don’t only detect issues but also provide solutions and aim for results.

  • Interested in coaching, as you will support and develop product owners by imparting information.

  • People person . Able to build and create connections within the organization. 

  • Strategic thinker. You are able to use your critical thinking to solve complex problems and create plans for the future. 

  • Analytical. You are able to raise the right questions to get to the core of the issue.


What we’re looking for:

  • Higher education (HBO) or equivalent ability. 

  • 4+ years relevant work experience as a Product Owner or a similar role. 

  • Working experience within (mobile) software development.

  • Excellent knowledge of Agile software development, Scrum, or other software development project management frameworks and methodologies.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.


Benefits & Perks: 

  • Be a part of a diverse and challenging international culture within a dynamic and innovative company with lots of virtual events!   

  • An enthusiastic team of great and passionate colleagues who work together in a collaborative and challenging environment. 

  • A competitive salary and a great remote and flexible working environment. 

  • All the hardware and gear you will need to work the best way possible! 

  • A pension scheme to plan your future in the Netherlands, and a bicycle plan to live your best life in this country!  

  • At Impala, we take your development seriously, so we offer all the training and education you might need for your personal and professional growth.  

  • Once we go back to working in the office, we'll have you covered: You will have a very tasty lunch, and healthy snacks will be there anytime you would like, and we'll provide a full travel allowance for you.


And this is who we are!

Impala Studios is a global leading European mobile media publishing, content creating, technology powerhouse. We make people’s daily life joyful, simpler, more informed, skilful and creative through the functionality & content of our portfolio of applications.  


Our group of talented people (currently over 40 and growing fast) work agile and in X-functional teams. We combine all the right expertise & capabilities to stay on top of the ever-changing app market and constantly grow our portfolio of successful apps. Millions of consumers worldwide enjoy our top-ranked apps daily, and our consumer base is growing every day. 


Our company culture: 

We sincerely care for each other and our work-life balance within Impala Studios. In our work, we collaborate and challenge each other. We speak up, we give and receive feedback and we are proud of our “decide and do” mindset. And last but not least, we ensure that what we do is meaningful. 


Do you see yourself thriving in our agile environment and do you look forward to coaching our Development team? If yes, apply here!


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