Product Owner

Cape Town, South Africa

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Purpose of this Role

As​ ​a​ ​Product​ ​Owner​ ​at​ ​Travelstart,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​Engineers​ ​and Designers​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​the​ ​Travelstart​ ​B2C​ ​product.​ ​Your​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​enable​ ​the​ ​team​ ​to​ ​drive towards​ ​a​ ​product​ ​vision​ ​which​ ​fulfills​ ​your​ ​collective​ ​objectives.


As​ ​a​ ​Product​ ​Owner​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​expected​ ​to:

  • Work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​both​ ​internal​ ​and​ ​external​ ​stakeholders​ ​to​ ​identify​ ​problems​ ​and opportunities
  • Proactively​ ​manage​ ​your​ ​stakeholders’​ ​expectations​ ​by​ ​communicating​ ​throughout​ ​the product​ ​development​ ​process
  • Work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​Engineers​ ​and​ ​Designers,​ ​supporting​ ​the​ ​team​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​a roadmap​ ​that​ ​will​ ​lead​ ​you​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​the​ ​team’s​ ​objective
  • Define​ ​the​ ​metrics​ ​and​ ​KPI’s​ ​used​ ​to​ ​measure​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​your​ ​product​ ​development initiatives
  • Use​ ​both​ ​quantitative​ ​and​ ​qualitative​ ​research​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​the​ ​product,​ ​and​ ​report​ ​on​ ​the performance​ ​thereof
  • Translate​ ​your​ ​and​ ​your​ ​team’s​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​experience​ ​into​ ​user​ ​stories,​ ​which​ ​will clearly​ ​outline​ ​the​ ​different​ ​steps​ ​towards​ ​reaching​ ​your​ ​team’s​ ​objective
  • Manage​ ​and​ ​prioritise​ ​your​ ​team’s​ ​backlog​ ​ensuring​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​balance​ ​of product​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​maintenance,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​System​ ​improvements
  • Create​ ​and​ ​drive​ ​an​ ​environment​ ​of​ ​experimentation​ ​where​ ​each​ ​action​ ​is​ ​a​ ​step​ ​towards solving​ ​a​ ​problem​ ​and​ ​reaching​ ​objectives
  • Coordinate​ ​dependencies​ ​with​ ​other​ ​Product​ ​Owners​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​consistent overall​ ​product​ ​direction


In​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Product​ ​Owner,​ ​the​ ​following​ ​will​ ​be​ ​your​ ​core​ ​skills:

  • Effective​ ​communication​ ​of​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​ideas​ ​to​ ​stakeholders​ ​of​ ​all​ ​levels
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​a​ ​project​ ​in​ ​it’s​ ​full​ ​cycle,​ ​from​ ​ideation​ ​to​ ​re-iteration
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​report​ ​and​ ​present​ ​results​ ​of​ ​any​ ​given​ ​team​ ​initiative
  • Continuous​ ​customer​ ​focus​ ​in​ ​a​ ​data​ ​minded​ ​environment
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​operate​ ​in,​ ​and​ ​continuously​ ​enable,​ ​a​ ​cross​ ​functional​ ​team

What​ ​we​ ​do

As a Team, we ...

  • Run​ ​experiments​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​impact​ ​of​ ​our​ ​work
  • Create​ ​sustainably​ ​designed​ ​platforms​ ​that​ ​portray​ ​our​ ​brand
  • Solve​ ​problems​ ​that​ ​affect​ ​both​ ​consumers​ ​and​ ​the​ ​business
  • Design​ ​experiences

Product Values

Great product ...

  • Solves​ ​problems​ ​that​ ​are​ ​relevant​ ​to​ ​the​ ​user
  • Is​ ​simple​ ​and​ ​intuitive
  • Is​ ​so​ ​simple​ ​and​ ​intuitive​ ​that​ ​it’s​ ​considered​ ​obvious
  • Has​ ​consistency​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​experience
  • Becomes​ ​so​ ​ingrained​ ​it​ ​turns​ ​into​ ​a​ ​verb

To apply for this awesome opportunity please send us your CV (maximum 3 pages), to:
When Applying - It is a real "plus" if you send us a 3min MAX video recording of who you are, Why you are the best candidate for the role and why you are interested in the role!’
Please include a copy of your academic certificate and transcript (marks).
The reference for this opportunity is “Satellite Market Accountant” please insert this into the subject line of your email application.
Any applicants not meeting the minimum requirements will not receive a response. Please note that we reserve to right to amend, freeze the role or not hire. The final appointment will be at the discretion of Travelstart. Good luck!

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