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Technical Product Owner

  • Job typeJob type: Partial Onsite
  • Job Duration7-Within 365 days
  • Job Level3-Expert
  • Auckland

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Trade Me is one of New Zealand’s most popular websites with over four million members and more than 650,000 Kiwis visiting our site every day.

We are looking for an experienced technical product owner to join our Central Technology Team (CAT). The Technical Product Owner is a key customer and product advocate and will ensure that we are working on the right opportunities, leading key trade-off decisions based on value and impact. Working closely with squads to prioritise and refine the product roadmap and backlog, identify and manage dependencies and unblock the path to success.

This role is not your average product owner role as your customers are likely to be other Trade Me technologists and the products you will be working with are technology platforms and services that these technologists use.

You’ll have the best time working at Trade Me, and this is why:


Flexibility means different things to different people and we support you to find what works, including a home office set up and utilities allowance.


Being your best self means caring for your physical and mental wellbeing, we offer lots of resources to help you along the way.


We support you with leave when you need it, including 5 days wellness leave and 10 days sick leave from day 1.


Nothing beats getting together to have some fun and celebrate our success. Join us in the office on payday for company paid lunches. Friday drinks and nibbles every fortnight, annual Trade Me company awards, celebrations and more.


Whether it’s on the job, formal training, mentoring or something else, you’ll grow with us from Day 1.

Here’s what you can expect from the role:


* Align product outcomes with the Trade Me and Technology vision and strategy

* Ensure platforms have and deliver to a strategy aligned value-driving product roadmap


* Create, refine and maintain a robust, adequately resourced Epic backlog and plan that achieves a healthy balance of delivery and discovery across different types of work


* Champion the work and the Product

* Be a strong customer advocate


* Keep everyone informed and aligned


* Adhere to agile principles


* Bring the right people into the conversation when the squad needs help


What you will bring to our team:

* 5+ years of experience of product ownership working in software development teams


*A proven track record of successfully developing flexible value driven product roadmaps to clarify where we are going, taking ownership of outcomes and delivering measurable results

*Experience with opportunity definition and discovery, opportunity trees, goal-oriented product roadmaps and using outcome based metrics to measure the impact of change.


*Experience working in a technical role within product driven software development teams within a complex and fast paced environment


*Excellent at building relationships and an outstanding communicator


*Highly organised and result oriented with strong planning and facilitation skills


*Experienced in leading technical teams within an agile environment with an excellent understanding of agile ways of working & engineering practices


*Confident using collaborative tools to clarify work scope, sizing, trade offs, dependencies and other planning considerations (eg Miro, LucidChart, Jira)


*Technology knowledge of the platforms we are reliant on to deliver customer value (eg data platforms, search platforms, web & mobile technologies or build processes including CI/CD pipelines) preferred.

At Trade Me, we’re about connecting Kiwis to create the life they want. Whether it’s the big things like finding a home, a job, a car or growing their business, or the smaller things, like finding that right bedside table or parting ways with some old stuff. At Trade Me our vision is to be the place where Kiwi’s look first.

We know some candidates can be reluctant to apply for roles if they feel they don’t ‘tick all the boxes’. If you’re excited about this opportunity, we’d still really like to hear from you.

Trade Me is an INZ accredited employer. We truly value diversity and embrace a flexible workplace where people are encouraged to achieve their potential

Location: Auckland or Wellington

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