Product Owner

Collingwood, Australia


About Flippa

Flippa is a Melbourne based start-up, running the world’s #1 marketplace for buying and selling online businesses with total sales already exceeding USD$200m. Now we’re expanding rapidly to support our even bigger plans for the future, and that means we need more awesome people to join our talented engineering team!

We pride ourselves on our customer focus, our learning mindset, our culture of experimentation and innovation, and our willingness to risk failure to achieve something awesome.

What we need

We’re looking for an experienced Product Owner who will be based at our head office in Collingwood, Melbourne (Australia) to work within our Product Development team.

The Flippa Product Owner partners with business stakeholders to understand, analyze, refine, prioritize and communicate business needs to ensure that the engineering team fully understands the project scope, objectives and requirements. The Product Owner leads collaboration, facilitates dev cycle activities, and creates and communicates requirements that translate business needs into executable requirements.

Through a combination of strong business understanding, solid analytical and problem- solving skills, and excellent interviewing and facilitating techniques, the Product Owner will take the lead in translating business needs into solutions and features.


Responsibilities

  • Specifies the outcomes and priorities for projects of important scope and impact
  • Works with the CEO, CTO and the engineering team and is capable of coordinating requirements with other teams to deliver key business value to our buyers and sellers
  • Works with Engineering Leads and Developers to build release plans, manage development and delivery of user stories according to plan and provide business with LoE estimates for key initiatives
  • Builds out and manages user story backlogs
  • Facilitates collaboration meetings with development, design, marketing and key executives 
  • Balances business requirements with technical feasibility and scalability
  • Ability to prioritise and drive sound business decisions
  • Identifies project inter-dependencies
  • Effectively delivers presentations to key customer/stakeholders and senior management (you will need to speak with our customers)
  • Launch programs including owning launch communications internally and externally

Minimum Qualifications
  • Demonstrates grit (the combination of passion and perseverance)
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong facilitation and collaboration techniques
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present complex ideas simply
  • Experience and knowledge of software development process
  • Extensive understanding of the Agile development process and best practices
  • Knowledge of the principles of product management
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working on a B2B platform and / or marketplaces

Why Flippa?

Flippa is an awesome place for great professionals – you’ll be working with talented colleagues, tackling challenging problems, and enjoying a competitive salary and equity package. We have a great culture, professional development opportunities and plenty of perks like a fully stocked kitchen, coffee machine, monthly Friday night drinks and free gym membership!

Our tech stack runs primarily in containers on public cloud. We use Ruby on Rails and JavaScript (primarily Node.js and React) to build our core service, and we autonomously deploy dozens of times each week.

If this sounds like a good fit we’d love to hear from you!

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Flippa is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with a second office in Manila, Philippines, and several employees working remotely in the US, NZ, Jamaica and SE Asia. Right now we have 40 people on the Flippa team, and counting!

Flippa was founded in 2009 by Mark Harbottle (BRW Entrepreneur of the Year 2012) and Matt Mickiewicz. Mark & Matt also founded 99designs.com and Sitepoint.com.


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