Product Consultant Job at Kainos in Dublin
Main purpose of role & level in the business:
As a Product Consultant (Consultant level) in Kainos you will be responsible for your teams backlog maturity, taking ownership of features from inception through to delivery. You will drive MVP thinking and communicating the value of it with those in your team, the wider project team and relevant stakeholders.
You will be a leader in your team, comfortable running agile ceremonies, encouraging engagement and discussion. You will plan and run workshops, engaging with a variety of stakeholders to facilitate consensus in areas of uncertainty. You will actively participate within the Product capability, supporting the delivery of initiatives. You will also manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance.
Minimum (Essential) Requirements:
Experience of the software development lifecycle, involved from analysis through to acceptance, launch and live operations
Excellent facilitator of workshops, able to lead stakeholder groups to achieve focused outcomes
Accomplished at modelling As-is and To-be business processes, able to present these to stakeholders and the team to ensure understanding and to achieve buy-in
Experience in stakeholder management, comfortable challenging decisions when appropriate and tailoring collaboration and communication styles where necessary
Responsible for the breakdown of an area of work from inception through to delivery, managing the team’s backlog ensuring quality and maturity
Responsible for the elicitation of functional, technical and non-functional requirements, translating these into user stories so they are easily understood across the whole team.
Ability to use prioritisation techniques to refine the backlog and manage dependencies
Proven ability to manage scope to meet the required MVP, ensuring value is delivered
Ability to work within commercial constraints for example cost restrictions and project deadlines
Excellent user story writing skills, ensuring quality and consistency of stories across the project
Proven ability to build trusted relationships both inside and outside of the delivery team, comfortable collaborating on the breakdown of an area into deliverable pieces of work
Experience working in a client/supplier relationship, sensitive to their needs
Experience contributing to sales activities (e.g. working on bids, writing sales proposals etc.)
Experienced in Agile methodologies and able to mentor those in your team as well as coaching our clients
We are passionate about developing people – a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing junior members of your team and wider community
Experience of explaining technical jargon to non-technical/commercial teams.
Ability to participate in technical discussions with a broad understanding of technical terms
Experience working closely with clients on site day-to-day
Active participation in communities of interest, for example online groups, meetups and speaking at conferences
WHO YOU ARE:
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren’t abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.
Company Location: Dublin