Glasgow or Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Posted on Mar 22 2015 (about 2 years ago)
Q. What do you get when you cross a product owner and a propeller head?
A. Technical Product Owner
A common sight in Silicon Valley nowadays, Technical Product Owners are still a rare breed in Europe. At Skyscanner, this unique combination of Product and Platform Manager is highly prized. The new species brings technical and product knowledge together in a role that delivers serious added value to our Spotify Squads model. If you are already one of these demigods, we’d love to hear from you. If, on the other hand, you are interested in becoming one, please read on.
Skyscanner is on a journey of phenomenal growth. Over 30 million people every day trust us to turn their travel nightmares into sweet dreams. Our technical product owners are responsible for providing a data services platform that powers our website and mobile device front ends. They also own the product roadmap, steer development priorities and set the agenda of each sprint with the engineering team. There are two routes in: you may currently be in an architectural or senior engineering role but find you have a knack for the product side of the business. Or you could be a product owner with an interest in honing your technical skills. Either way you will currently be at squad leader/technical manager level and have a desire to expand your knowledge, a penchant for experimentation and a willingness to change your career direction.
If you’re ready to evolve yourself and your career to a new level, don’t delay, apply today.
Good business and domain knowledge and understanding. An innate curiosity coupled with a hunger to learn. A love of analytics and data science. A desire to meet challenges. A pro-active, collaborative, can-do attitude.
What do you need to apply? A Technical/Computer Science degree or demonstrable relevant experience. 6/7 years internet economy experience. Familiar with database design/REST API design/open source technologies.