Product Management  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  Full Time  |  Experienced

Product Owner

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Description

MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative software solutions. We are currently seeking a Product Owner to join our Product Management team in Cape Town.  The Product Owner is responsible for developing user stories, translating requirements, and working with the agile programming teams. This position involves close interaction with other individuals throughout the business including architects, product managers, product development, professional services and client support

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • The Product Owner is responsible for maintaining and promoting the product line vision & strategy on a daily basis through interactions with development and cross-functional teams.
  • The Product Owner works closely with the Product Manager to define the product roadmap and give input into the product vision & strategy
  • The Product Owner maintains the product backlog (roadmap items, incident reports & enhancement requests) and prioritises the backlog
  • Prioritise work for the Development Team in conjunction with the Development Manager
  • The Product Owner drives the process to bring definition to planned features and works closely with the Design Team in the UI & UX design process
  • The Product Owner breaks features into user stories and readies the stories for development by writing functional specifications, ensuring UI designs are ready and refining the stories with the Development Team

·         Provide PO acceptance of developed features

  • This position involves close interaction with product development, architects, product managers, support/services, partners and clients
  • Collaborative working relationship with Development Manager and Development Team to ensure clarity on the problem, business value of the solution and technical feasibility.
  • Participate on and/or leads client requirement sessions
  • Provide cross-functional training/presentations and leads Knowledge Transfer sessions as needed
  • Participate in bi-annual Users Conferences

REQUIREMENTS: 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong and effective organisational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple work assignments and projects
  • Ability to work well individually and within a cross functional team
  • Effective time management & communication skills
  • Experience with SQL queries a plus
  • Property management industry experience is highly desired

 

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or IT required

 

Company Overview

MRI Software delivers innovative applications and hosted solutions that free real estate companies to elevate their business.  Our flexible technology platform, along with an open and connected ecosystem, allows us to meet the unique needs of real estate businesses, from property-level management and accounting, to investment modeling and analytics for the global commercial and residential markets.  With nearly five decades of expertise and insight, we have grown to include offices in across the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, South Africa, New Zealand, and Canada with over 1200 team members to support our clients and their unique needs!

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