Product Owner of Metis (UIM)

€2,620 - 3,286 p/m - position based in The Hague (The Netherlands)
7 August 2017 Product Owner & Design
Deadline: 31 August 2017

We are looking for a Product Owner Metis (UIM) who will

shape the vision of Metis and ensures a sustainable and consistent development of the product. Metis is a Europeana built product for the ingestion and management of data of 3700 cultural heritage institutions via 200+/- partners.

Team

You are part of the Product Owner and Design Team. The team is responsible for translating, aligning and enhancing business goals and user needs through products and services.

The team is made up of three Product Owners and two Designers working together to continuously ensure the most effective customer experience. You are also a leader to the Metis Scrum team and have regular interactions with the various business stakeholders in other departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the stakeholders, internal and external to deliver Metis MVP and product roadmap

  • Effectively communicating the product roadmap and project planning.

  • Management of implementation of the Europeana data model, within Metis

  • Integration of the image harvesting and processing service providing facilities for retrieving, extracting, storing and indexing metadata of media files

  • The automation of data quality and metrics

  • Translate the business needs into user stories.

  • Refine the backlog with detail, estimates and acceptance criteria.

  • Prioritise the product backlog taking technical innovation, technical debt and providing support into account.

  • Acceptance test new features delivered for quality assurance function focused primarily on fitness for use.

  • Organise regular product demos for key stakeholders.

  • Proactively keep track of, report and forecast project progress, deviations and risks.

Knowledge and Experience required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

  • 3+ years of web project management experience.

  • Excellent understanding of web/software project management and Agile development methodologies.

  • Has in depth functional product knowledge and understands the technical architecture.

  • Good written and spoken English

  • Has technical expertise. (preferred)

  • Understands the libraries, archives and museum domain and environment, the organizational concerns and is aware of the latest market conditions. (preferred)

Key relationships / customers

  • You are part of the Product Owner and Design Team. You are fully responsible for Metis. You will understand the market and stakeholder requirements, translate into user stories, work will a dedicated development team and share a designer. You will also share a scrum master.

  • The team is made up of three Product Owners and two Designers working together to continuously ensure the most effective customer experience.

Salary and benefits

  • Your monthly gross salary will be between EUR2,620 and 3,286 (based on full-time employment)

  • Additionally, you will receive a (pro-rated) holiday allowance of 8% and an annual (year end, pro-rated) bonus of 8.33%.

  • 1 year fixed term contract with possibility of extension depending on funding availability.

  • We offer 42.25 days holiday per year (based on full-time employment).

How to apply

If you are interested in this position and eligible to work in the Netherlands, please send your Curriculum Vitae plus motivation letter, both in English, to jobs@europeana.eu before the 31 August 2017.

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