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Product Owner

As New Zealand Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

The Product Owner is a critical role, acting as the glue that sits between our Product Managers & Engineering teams, helping us deliver customer value at speed. You will lead your team to execute against our strategic priorities with a focus on the next 30 days while working closely with key stakeholders to understand our roadmap.


About the Role

  • You will work closely with Product Managers, and be seen as the main point of contact in squad, contributing to product design, discovery, product strategy, UX testing, and roadmap planning.
  • You will be completely across the backlog (30-60 days), which includes managing the backlog - plan, defining acceptance criteria, squad estimates, technical implementation approach, prioritise, kick offs, and refine user stories.
  • Maintaining a healthy balance of business as usual enhancements or bug fixes and new features or products.
  • You will deeply understand our strategic objectives and how our work is getting us there. Educate others/your squad on our strategic objectives and be able to demonstrate how the work you do contributes to them.
  • You collaborate with Product Managers and other Product Owners to ensure any new products / features in development have no negative flow on effects to our core stack of products when released into production.
  • You work with your squad to define and recommend an iterative approach to delivering on objectives and key results the Product Managers set
  • Foster a culture of making optimal decisions based on data whilst leveraging the experience of specialists. Use metrics that provide valuable insights to business decisions.
  • You will lead the squads to ensure their performance is at optimal level & that they are delivering to business objectives while continuing to meet the sprint goals you set.
  • You and your squad own all aspects of the delivery, including planning and managing your own risks and dependencies.


About You

With 3+ years of experience as a Product Owner or Delivery Lead in an Agile environment, you’re confident in leading squads to deliver value to customers and working with our Engineering team to understand the basics of technical implementation.

In addition, you’ll have:

  • Tertiary qualification with a degree in a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • SCRUM certification or Product Owner certification a bonus
  • SAAS experience or working in tech environment that is fast pace
  • Strong stakeholder management skills - including being in the detail, unblocking, facilitation, communicating upwards & downwards, and being point of contact.
  • Experience working in fast paced environment and being able to navigate towards outcomes
  • Strong JIRA experience (setting up boards, filters, reporting, etc)


You’ll be helping companies achieve goals like reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You’ll be working alongside some talented Product and Engineering individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Exciting team events and activities
  • A day off on your Birthday (because we don’t think anyone should have to work on their Birthday!)


Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do.

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy

If this sounds like you - APPLY NOW!

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