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Technical Product Owner - Aviation sector - Black Pearl

Date Posted:Jul 17, 2021

Job Detail

  • Location:
    Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time
  • Career Level:
    Experienced Professional
  • Experience:
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

My client, a leading IT consulting firm based in UAE is looking to hire a  Technical Product Owner with airline industry experience. 


This role will be on a 1 year rolling contract and will need the candidate to be based in Dubai (Relocation package provided for candidates abroad.


Technical Product Owners (TPO) are the “front door” to the engineering teams, feeding team backlogs with work spread across feature, function, non-functional (NFR), BAU, Technical Debt, spikes, and ceremonies. As a result, the TPO has to constantly juggle and prioritise the different types of work flowing into the team, making decisions in alignment with other TPO’s, and ensuring they meet the objectives of the Program Increment (PI)


The TPO acts as a voice of the customer/stakeholder, ensuring value is at the core of everything they do, and ensuring sufficient measurement can be achieved post-delivery.


Working closely with the Technical Product Managers (TPM’s), the TPO consumes details of the prioritised Features and translates them into the decomposed story definition for their teams, in readiness for further refinement.


The TPO will typically work to a target radar ‘near’ view of 2-8 weeks, supporting the team(s) , ensuring constant focus upon current and next iteration, and preparing backlogs for current + 2 and + 3 iterations.


Job accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the story content, acceptance criteria definition, and end story ‘sign off’ across team backlogs, ensuring prepared on time for future PI’s, refined frequently with the entire team, and prioritised accordingly in alignment with other team backlogs.
  • Ensures Technical Debt and NFR’s are captured, refined, and prioritised across all sprints.
  • Captures additional BAU, Ceremony, and Spike activities, and incorporates into team backlogs, within the boundaries of available capacity.
  • Varied level of involvement across a suite of Demos and Visual Release Notes:

o   Receive and approve Sprint demos, at a team level

o   Assist in the preparation of system demo’s, again at a team level, per iteration

o   Support preparation and delivery of PI demo’s to the stakeholder group, via ‘Inspect & Adapt’ workshops

  • Maintain the quality and integrity of features within their technical and team boundaries, ensuring identification and contribution of risks and dependencies back to the Product Portfolio backlog.
  • Attends and contributes to key Product Management meetings, in particular, PI Planning.
  • Defines metrics to measure the success and performance of prioritised work, ensuring any further BAU iterations can be proposed and prioritised accordingly within the boundaries of available capacity.
  • Participates in establishing and growing a community of Product Owners, building an identity for the role, focus upon collaboration, and identifying opportunities for improvement and growth.
  • Contribute to the Portfolio Product Management Playbook and its continual evolution to help drive efficient practices and empowered teams.
  • Working with your team(s) to identify and capture team driven innovation ideas, consolidating across peer group for playback up to TPM community.


Ideal candidate will have experience working on projects related to airline and/or airport ground handling processes.


Requirements are as listed below.



  • Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent) Operations Research, Marketing Science, Information Systems, e-Commerce or a combination of industry certification and 12+ years of relevant experience
  • SAFe trained and certified


  • 2+ yrs practical experience of working as a Technical Product Owner or Business Analyst, in a ‘team facing’ capacity, with a proven record of driving discernible change and delivery, at pace.
  • Whilst not essential, some experience of working within a Scaled Agile framework, across multiple initiatives and circa 50+ teams


  • Well-versed with the tools for the Technical Product Management aspects of software delivery
  • A strong and concise communicator at peer, line, and stakeholder levels
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and team members
  • Appetite for building and identifying value, with a customer-centric mind-set


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