Technical Product Owner

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May 10, 2022

Job details

at Nikki Witts
Location Bristol, City of Bristol, United Kingdom
Date Posted May 10, 2022
Category IT & Communications
Job Type Contract/Temporary
Salary £550/day
Start Date ASAP


Contract Type: Inside IR35 Contract Role

Full Time/ Hybrid

The Role

The Application Development practice works closely with business analysts, project managers, strategic partners and 3rd party vendors to proactively create, manage and maintain software solutions for the global IT application portfolio. In the role of Technical Product Owner for our E-Commerce Platforms your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing understanding and technical insight on the construct and capability of Our Clients Magento and Sitecore platforms.
  • Working with Technical Architects, strategic partners and 3rd parties where required to define, implement and manage product development architectural designs and application roadmaps
  • Working with technical and non-technical stakeholders to coordinate the implementation of Platform designs and technical changes.
  • Proactively managing the reduction of technical debt on Our Clients E-Commerce platforms – including the creation of technical user stories and aligning/prioritising them with RDD and Commercial Team product owners for delivery through development SCRUM teams.
  • Working with BAs and business stakeholders to align on plans that can drive constructive/value add changes into Our Clients E-Commerce platforms.
  • Identifying gaps in platform capabilities and working proactively to influence IT/Business budget owners and decision makers on appropriate actions to resolve.
  • Communicating and influencing Product Development platform decisions with key stakeholders to ensure architectural considerations and requirements are correct for the solution.
  • Working with strategic partners and third parties to understand future trends, innovation and opportunities for the E-Commerce application landscape.
  • Acting as the platform authority with IT and Business stakeholders to ensure compliance with technical principles, design governance and delivery practice ways of working.
  • Providing guidance to the IT leadership, key stakeholders and other colleagues as required to maximize value of the platform architecture.
  • Enable a high performing team of technical architects including leadership and line management of product development technical architects
  • Acting as an ambassador with IT and Business Stakeholders for joint stewardship for the robustness and maturity of Our Clients platforms.

Person Specification / Core Competencies:

You will need to be customer focused, to be organised and confident, to have a sense of urgency and to remain calm under pressure. You will have the ability to deliver results using your own initiative and as such, it is essential that you possess the following skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication and influencing skills
  • Enthusiastic advocate of business change and innovation
  • Leadership ability to prioritise and manage technical changes
  • Experience of technical design on E-Commerce platforms, including Performance and Security requirements
  • Experience of SW Development/Delivery on E-Commerce platforms – Magento 2 as minimum
  • Experience of implementing and shaping technical strategy
  • Ability to influence others and communicate with impact at senior levels across the organisation
  • Ability to lead the resolution of service related risks through a range of internal and external resources
  • Ability to structure and implement organisational processes, procedures and knowledge retention
  • Ability to produce meaningful Senior level reports on status, trends and performance
  • Experience of project and software delivery methodologies/approaches/techniques – not limited to but including - Agile/SCRUM/SAFE/DSDM/DevSecOps
  • Proven experience of working with technical and non-technical stakeholders.


  • Experience of Service Now, Advanced Excel, Visio, Sharepoint, Teams
  • Experience of key tools – including Confluence / Jira / Stash / Bitbucket / GitHub
  • Experience of AWS Cloud Solutions
  • Experience of continuous delivery through agile design, development and test.
  • Experience of Sitecore and/or AEM
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