Product Owner

Job description

At ChannelEngine, we are looking for an experienced Technical Product Owner to help us take our SaaS solution to the next level. We’re doing new things and blazing the trail, so we need someone who is happy working from the ground up, who wants to be a part of building something great, and who has knowledge to share! 

Could you be that someone?


What you’ll be doing

  • Participating in internal backlog refinement sessions to prepare business epics and stories for technical breakdown and planning,

  • Creating, maintaining, and refining the product backlog,

  • Regularly engaging (50% of the time) with the DevOps team,

  • Analysing the product requirements and creating functional designs,

  • Taking responsibility for release planning: providing and refining estimates for projects, features, epics and stories,

  • Actively participating in the execution phase by supporting the DevOps team during sprints (business clarifications, adjustments for risk, reprioritisations, changes in scope, approving 'done' stories) and participating in sprint reviews and retrospectives,

  • Providing the purpose, context and direction to the team from both a business and technical point of view, always taking into consideration the product goal and mission,

  • Facilitating the team’s delivery by coordinating sprint activities such as planning sessions, review, refinements, and demos,

  • Synchronising with other POs across the organisation to provide successful deliveries.

Job requirements

What you’ll need

  • A minimum of 3 years’ working experience as an IT Business Analyst, Technical Product Owner / Project Manager in a software development environment,

  • Experience working on a cloud migration project or implementation of a cloud platform,

  • Strong Agile experience with SCRUM and/or Kanban methodologies,

  • Experience working with distributed teams, international projects, and multicultural business environments,

  • Proven ability to define a set of requirements that pinpoint business challenges, and identify the technical and business changes required to address them,

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely across different software development- and business teams,

  • Strong knowledge of the e-commerce market; experience in logistics or payments could also be considered,

  • Technical knowledge relating to software development, architecture, APIs and security would be ideal.


What can we offer you?

  • Number 1: working at a company that is at the forefront of the world of e-commerce and online marketplaces,

  • An interesting industry: marketplaces are booming; therefore our company is thriving!

  • Contribute to the development of a self-owned international e-commerce product,

  • As this is a new role; you'll make a lot of impact from the moment you start,

  • Work in our modern office next to Leiden Central Station with views across the city, or of course from home (hybrid working),

  • Lots of freedom! Whether it’s being able to pick up your bright ideas straight away or deciding on your own working hours,

  • An attractive pension scheme and stock appreciation rights,

  • Plenty of cool events to keep your social calendar full, from pub quizzes to movie nights to cooking classes!


We offer a role that you can make your own, in a company full of dedicated enthusiasts. If you have the skills we need, and are looking for a new place to call home, get in touch with us.