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Senior Product Owner

Eindhoven (Hybrid) | Full time (32-40 hours per week)

Are you an experienced IT Product Owner with managerial aspirations? Do you speak both Dutch and English? And do you have a love for all things solar? Then this might be the perfect gig for you!

 

About the role

Your role is creating and delivering ground-breaking IT products that revolutionise the solar industry. 

Your main responsibility is to articulate the voice of our customers and other stakeholders to the development team to ensure valuable outcomes that drive further growth.

Autarco’s Senior Product Owner sets the goals, roadmaps and does the resource planning for our software development landscape. You conduct customer interviews (end users, solar panel installers, etc), perform user research and do competitor analyses for market-focused decision-making. You craft proposals, functional design documents, and agile requirements for an unparalleled user experience. Moreover, you incorporate customer and stakeholder feedback continuously, ensuring top-notch software quality. You maintain software product backlog and coordinate effort estimations. You drive alignment across teams, promoting collaboration and delivering outstanding results. Provide progress reports and metrics to leadership, guiding Autarco's success and championing new functionality internally and externally, supporting marketing efforts with captivating content. Finally, you have the ambition and capabilities to manage a multidisciplinary team.


A day in the life of Mahir, your future co-Product Owner

You hop in the office to grab a cup of coffee and join the sprint planning with the IT team to make sure all priorities are aligned. One of the developers is actually just about ready to finalise an iteration of a cool new feature that she wants to demonstrate to the stakeholders with you. Together you come up with a fun way to do an interactive demo with a group of customers that you were planning to meet anyway, because they are a key source of information for you on how customers actually experience our software on a daily basis. Every time you do a session with them, it’s not only a fun way to get closer ties between the company and its customers, but also a very fruitful source for new improvements to the roadmap. After a lunch at the long table with all colleagues who are in on that day, you spend some time organising all incoming change requests, and identify ways to get the most value out of the software development sprints, with the least amount of resources. After proposing the functional design you have in mind for some of these ideas, and aligning with the IT team and stakeholders on them, you have some time left to think about coming Friday, because then it’s your turn to organise the Friday afternoon event.

 

What do we ask of you?

We do not expect you to tick all of the boxes, but to be comfortable with some and eager to develop yourself in all aspects.

  • 2 -6 years of experience as a Product Owner
  • Dutch and English communicative skills
  • Project management / decision making skills
  • Knowledge/experience in IT software development and UX design
  • Customers/stakeholder perspective
  • Management experience to lead operational part of team on daily activities, and interested to grow towards formalised management role
  • Solar industry experience (pre)
  • Willingness to work in the office in Eindhoven on hybrid basis
  • Proficiency in using project management and collaboration tools


What can you expect from us?

  • Attention to your personal ambitions (we will help you reach full potential)
  • Competitive salary and profit share
  • Hybrid workplace
  • Travel allowance and retirement plan
  • Professional training and personal development budget
  • 25 days paid vacation leave per year (based on full time employment)
  • An informal yet professional work environment with a genuine start-up spirit
  • A young and ambitious bunch of colleagues, ready to help
  • A vibrant office in Strijp-S where we eat company lunch together
  • An exciting feeling of empowerment and the satisfaction of having a real positive impact in the world
     

About us

At Autarco we love making an impact by accelerating the transition to solar energy. We do this by giving solar installers super powers by combining our high quality hardware (modules, inverters, etc.) with our innovative software. This allows them to work much more effectively and sell and install more solar installations than their competitors. With us installers can easily design, sell, install and maintain solar power systems.

We believe that work should be fun. A happy and fulfilled team is our number one priority. We are a hard working team, with an informal and “tell it how it is” culture. Our working environment is dynamic, with short communication lines and most of all fun. We are a close-knit team, where everyone works together with mutual respect. Thinking along and showing initiative is strongly encouraged in everybody, because we do it together! Working in a team is just as natural for us as generating solar energy.

Located in the vibrant Strijp-S area of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, we're on a mission to revolutionise the solar energy landscape. We're looking for talented individuals to join our team and be part of our transformative journey.

 

What is the next step?

Are you interested in taking the next step and do you fit (most of) the requirements? Contact our recruiter Ohinya for more information or apply directly by emailing your resume via hr@autarco.com. The recruiter will review your application and will contact you within 5 working days to schedule the initial interview. The next step is an interview with the hiring manager Joris and Director Roel. When successful, you’ll be invited for an interview with your future co-Product Owner Mahir and team lead Mark. If all are successful, we’ll make you an offer and hope to welcome you soon in Eindhoven.