Product Owner at Land Information New Zealand, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
STEP Product Owner - Titles Value Stream
Te Tākinatanga - Our Story
At Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) we are focusing on the future by modernising our technology and the services we provide to remain connected, innovative and flexible.
New Zealand currently ranks number two in the World Bank Doing Business rankings for registering property, but we want to be bolder. We are on a mission to help New Zealand retain and enhance its world class property system and to meet the needs of the 21st century. We are now over two years into a long-term programme to rebuild Landonline, the system used to manage New Zealand's land information.
To support us in achieving our business goals in this area, we currently have a vacancy for a Product Owner with an agile and growth focused mindset who would like to make a valuable contribution to a programme of work that will have a positive impact across New Zealand. It's a particularly exciting time to join us here at Toitū Te Whenua with our transformation work underway and our Rebuilding Landonline Programme is at the heart of this transformation.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
As one of our Product Owners, first and foremost you will be responsible for maximising the value of the products and services we are working to create and transform. You will be able to demonstrate a history of performing a Product Owner role in a Scaled Agile environment.
With your clear and concise communication skills and solid understanding of your role and how it fits into the wider programme goals, you'll be the person we look to for understanding and anticipating our customer needs and the development of success measures and on-going management of our work against those metrics. A key part of this role is delivering the area of Landonline used by New Zealand's property law professionals.
You'll have the opportunity to establish yourself as a source of knowledge and a strong influencer in this position. You will develop and maintain a vision for the product and empower your team by providing clear purpose and direction in line with our goals and objectives. With your demonstrated experience and commitment in working in an agile way as a Product Owner, you'll thrive in our fast paced and energetic team.
We have a strong culture of experimentation and this will provide you with the opportunity to build strong networks right across our scaled Agile programme of work.
With your previous project exposure to work programmes that aim to maximise the value of the products/services being produced, you'll be well positioned to maintain and communicate a high-level perspective of the work being done to enable our teams to maintain a cohesive vision of the outcomes they need to achieve.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to see tangible results stemming directly from the work you do as you work across our agile, friendly and collaborative squads to grow the Product Owner practice within the Rebuilding Landonline programme and across Toitū Te Whenua. With your curious mindset and leadership skills, you'll draw on your previous experience to mature the Product view within your team and lead by example within the wider programme.
He pūkenga tou - Skills & Experience:
With a busy work agenda ahead, you will need to hit the ground running so will ideally have strong leadership skills and a successful track record building trusted relationship to understand and anticipate stakeholder needs.
- Demonstrable experience in the mechanics of SAFe (Scaled Agile) product ownership, including squad ceremonies and Feature/Story definition
- Proven methods for managing a squad's product backlog, including prioritisation, metrics and scope adjustment, in an agile context
- Demonstrated experience building engaging relationships with, and presenting to a wide variety of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical, senior and junior.
- Understand delivering value to customers and meeting business objectives
This is your opportunity to join us and make a meaningful contribution to the rebuild of Landonline and Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)'s wider transformation to deliver more value for New Zealand.
Tono mai How to Apply
To apply, please click “Apply Online.” You'll be taken through to our Toitū Te Whenua Careers Centre where you'll be able to review further information about the responsibilities and accountabilities of this role in the Position Description. You'll be able to complete your online application form and upload a copy of your CV/Cover Letter.
Please keep in mind when including your CV to specifically highlight the Agile Product Owner capabilities and skills listed in the above ad and on the Position Description.
Applications close 23 January 2022.
If you have any questions about this role or working at Toitū Te Whenua, please email email@example.com and our Recruitment Team will be in touch with you.
Following a Health & Safety Risk Assessment undertaken by Toitū Te Whenua, it will be a requirement of this position to hold a valid “My Vaccine Pass” from your agreed starting date with Toitū Te Whenua. Please only apply for this position if you are able to or intend on meeting this requirement.
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As an organisation Toitū Te Whenua embraces diversity, encourages work life balance and we have a flexible approach to the way we work which means you will quickly feel connected and valued.
Toitū Te Whenua is one of the most engaged organisations in the public sector and people always say what a great place Toitū Te Whenua is to work.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Land Information New Zealand|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||IT & computing|
|Attachment:||Product Owner PD Nov 2021.pdf (PDF, 203KB)
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