We’re so glad you’ve found us! EdPlace is a growing app educational content provider helping parents and tutors across the UK. Our mission is to help over 1 million UK students revise smart for exam success and beyond. We’re looking to build on the great success we’ve had to date and want you to be part of it. You’ll join a small, friendly team looking to make a big impact.
About the role
As our technical product owner you will agree business requirements with our CEO and key stakeholders. You will manage our two outsourced development teams to deliver those requirements. You’ll be responsible for prioritising work before and during sprints, triaging bugs and maintaining alignment across the business and between the two engineering teams. You will also complete user acceptance testing in collaboration with other business stakeholders.
You will work closely with our CEO, CMO and Head of Content to fully understand product strategy and vision and provide guidance on implementation, impediments and technical feasibility.
This role reports to our CEO.
What you’ll do:
Agree product requirements with the executive team
Mange the dev teams
Ensure the product is stable and secure and adheres to best practice
Monitor site and app performance and optimise
Full budget responsibility and planning
Own and prioritise the product backlog and roadmap
Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria
Clearly communicate product vision and requirements to engineering
Set sprint goals
Define user acceptance tests
Follow progress of work and address production issues during sprints
Communicate progress, risks and plans to the wider team
Contribute to strategic product and technology planning
Identify areas for improvement and business opportunities from analytics, customer service, customer requests and competitors
If you’re looking to work on a product that’s having a real impact in the world and want to have responsibility for the delivery of B2C mobile and web applications this may be the role for you. You may be a product owner or someone who’s transitioning into the role from a delivery or project management background. Either way you’ll have strong technical experience of product development and an enthusiasm for product design, discovery and validation.
You will probably have:
Work experience as a Technical Product Owner or similar role in product/project management (if you’re a CSPO that’s great, but it’s not essential)
A technical background with knowledge of software development, web, and mobile technologies
Experience working in Scrum environments
Experience working with agencies/remote teams
Knowledge and experience of Jira or other tracking system
An understanding of CI/CD and testing paradigms/methodologies (TDD, BDD etc.)
Experience with setting and tracking metrics (bonus for experience with Firebase)
Experience working in a small team and/or with a high degree of autonomy
You will definitely need:
Excellent web and native mobile development experience
An eye for detail
A passion for helping parents and students
A hands on, entrepreneurial approach
Our culture is grounded in creating the best possible place to work as this helps us be our best at helping EdPlace succeed and be the best partner for parents, educators and students. We focus on freedom, flexibility and responsibility to deliver results. The role is full time, however we will work with you to create a setup that works for you and the company.
Our values run through everything we do here at EdPlace.
Adaptive: We ensure we’re adapting to our customers’ needs and quick to respond.
Helpful and supportive: We’re a small team, so it’s important to help and support one another to make EdPlace the best it can be.
Effective: We work towards clear actions to get results.
Results-focused/Problem Solve: We don’t settle for ‘this is how it has always been done’ or ‘no that can’t be done’. We look for solutions.
Openly caring and genuine: We take pride in helping our customers support each child’s education.
If reading this gets you excited, we’d love to hear from you.