Product Owner (Smart Energy Systems)

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Product Owner      Smart Energy Systems


Spectral, a system integration and smart energy services company in Amsterdam, is looking for a product owner. If you can bring talent and enthusiasm, we can offer the opportunity to be a part of a game-changing team working on high-performance microgrids, energy control systems and other tech solutions to drive the energy transition.

ABOUT SPECTRAL

Spectral develops technical solutions that help propel the evolution of smart energy networks. We are involved across the whole grid, whether it’s a community, building, energy farm, neighborhood, or all at the same time! Some areas we focus on include: improving asset efficiency, unlocking the value of energy storage, facilitating demand flexibility, and locally produced renewable energy. All to propel the evolution of smart energy networks and accelerate the global transition towards a 100% renewable, clean energy supply. We believe that one of the most urgent issues is to solve the challenges for providing for our energy needs in a sustainable way. You can find out more about Spectral’s mission and the team that you would be joining here.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Working closely with stakeholders and engineers within several Scrum teams, you will take full, hands-on ownership of multiple products, shaping their vision, definition, development and maintenance. More than that, you will be given the opportunity to play a pivotal role in Spectral’s growth as a product organization, shaping our structures and processes to ensure they align with best practices.

Your tasks will include:

  • Collaborating with domain experts and development teams to translate customer needs into clear functional specifications
  • Defining the product roadmap
  • Setting priorities and managing the product backlog, prioritizing and refining new features while ensuring that technical debt, maintainability and scalability of our platform are addressed adequately
  • Working closely with the development teams throughout the whole feature release lifecycle to ensure the quality and conformity of the deliverables, including hands-on testing if and when necessary
  • Ensuring, in consultation with the tech teams, that the technical feasibility, risks and development costs of new features are properly estimated and factored into any product decisions
  • Communicating across the organization and making sure everyone understands what improvements are being delivered in what time frames and the purpose behind them
  • Assisting and advising the commercial team in sending out proposals and managing customer expectations

This position is based in the Netherlands.

ABOUT YOU

You are a passionate and experienced product owner looking to shape the products and Agile practices of a fast growing scale-up. You are driven, organized and methodical. You have great critical thinking and communication skills, asking the right questions to clearly identify and define problems and develop effective solutions.

Essential experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a product owner

  • Experience with Agile methodologies, including the use of tools such as Jira or Asana and demonstrated ability in writing functional requirements and user stories

  • Experience with B2B products – in particular, experience with applications dealing with historical and real-time operational/monitoring data would be a great advantage

  • Experience within the energy sector or degree in related fields (e.g. electrical engineering) – familiarity with concepts around energy generation, distribution and storage systems or energy markets is highly desirable

  • Working knowledge of software development processes, cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS, etc.) and software architecture

  • Fluent in English

OUR OFFER

An awesome, multicultural, and very ambitious entrepreneurial team and the chance to change the world for the better using innovative software! The business is growing fast, and we have the privilege of working with front-running clients and partners on innovative and impactful projects.

This challenging opportunity will put you in an ambitious, international team, with space for your own ideas and for your personal development within a close-knit team that celebrates successes together.

No unnecessary hierarchy, but a team of like-minded individuals that are committed to making a lasting change in the energy landscape. You will be offered a competitive salary. We’ve got perks like free fruit, organic lunches at the office twice a week, fun weekly drinks, and many more.

We are committed to be a workplace where we can all be ourselves. For us, that means celebrating and promoting diversity. We work hard on creating an inclusive culture where all candidates feel welcome.

The start date is flexible, but you could begin immediately.

Sounds good? Click the button below to apply. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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