Product Owner

About 

KBC Group’s Digital Development Center (DDC) is our newly established agile delivery to business center in Varna, Bulgaria. The DDC offers you an unique opportunity to join the exciting world of digital bank- insurance and become part of a leading EU Banking Group. With our 41,000 talented employees, we at KBC Group aspire every day to enable and protect the dreams of our clients. 

 

DDC is where classical IT meets digital banking – an international meeting place for cross-country collaboration and idea creation. 

 

In Bulgaria, KBC Group is one of largest foreign investors, where we operate under the leading brands of UBB (Banking), DZI (Insurance) and SSC (Shared Services). 

 

The Role 

Do you like IT stories? Do you see yourself in the role of steering the "content" and of representing the client in the Agile team?

 

Moto 

'"I focus on building the right stories at the right time" 

'"Working with customers and understanding their needs ignites my passion" 

 

You will 

  • Be responsible for the content-based elaboration of the stories, the prioritization within the team backlog and the quality control of the delivered stories.  
  • Responsible for the “content” steering of the Agile team, actively & closely participating in the iteration ceremonies and the functioning of the Agile team  
  • Have a vision on products & services where the team works on, represents “the client” in the Agile team  
  • Elaborate the stories content-wise (together with the team)  
  • Take decisions on user story level  
  • Prioritize the stories in the team backlog (in cooperation with the stakeholders) and takes care of a continuous flow of work  
  • Accept delivery of stories  
  • Cooperate closely with Scrum Master, Product Manager and System Architect  
  • You actively participate in the ART ceremonies such as PI (Program Increment) planning and support the continuous improvement efforts of the train and participate in the team’s scrum ceremonies such as refinement, planning, demo. 
  • You align with other PO’s where/when needed to be able to complete PI objectives 
  • You assess the impact of changes: on the scope, on other teams, on other trains. 

 

You need 

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Finance or a related field. 
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience on such role in a technology company, incl. writing user stories and “content” steering of the Agile team  
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles 
  • Experience/ knowledge in SAFe is a big plus 
  • Demonstrable expertise of Project Management fundamentals 
  • Experience in banking, finance, insurance fields is preferred
  • Particularly experience with non-life insurance products is of great advantage 

 

 

Personal 

 

  • Content authority, having the power & courage to challenge stakeholders & team and to say "No" (on story level)  
  • Cares for customers, has a good business sense but also a technical foundation  
  • Story teller with excellent communication skills to negotiate with stakeholders and team, having the ability to convince 
  • You inspire others, build up network and gain trust.   
  • Working in a team gives you energy.  

 

 

Benefits: 

  • Career development opportunities with reputable international company 
  • Preferential terms for use of products and services with all KBC Group companies in Bulgaria 
  • Additional Medical Care insurance and Pension plan 
  • Multisport card for discounted price and other discounts in shopping centers 
  • Great opportunities for learning and professional development 
  • Possible Home Office 
  • Flexible working 
  • 25 days of holidays 

 

If you find this job opportunity interesting and you meet the requirements for the position, send a CV in English. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. Confidentiality is guaranteed and the provided data is subject to special protection in the meaning of the GDPR and Personal Data Protection Act.

Contract Type:  Full-time
Category:  IT
Level of Experience:  2. Medior/Experienced (2->5 years)
Region:  Bulgaria - Varna
Company:  KBC Digital Development Center BG