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Product Owner HR / Payroll

Location: Madrid

Salary/Rate: Negotiable

Type: Permanent

Job Reference: 1033104

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Raet is a leading software firm and cloud solutions provider (SAAS) with more than 1.7 Million users. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Raet’s "Youforce" platform helps more than 1500 clients with Human Capital Management (HCM) - ranging from standard payroll for about 25% of the entire Dutch workforce to advanced eHRM (Human Resource Management) applications that enable global clients to find, hire and further develop their talent and succeed in tomorrow's economy. A recent acquisition also established a strong foothold in Latin-America.

We have almost 1000 employees, including more than 200 software developers, in various development centres across the globe and have recently established a major hub right in Madrid to enable us to develop a new platform and better solutions that really rock our industry... Raet is not a start-up nor is it a mammoth  so we can offer a long-term career path whilst embracing  agility and entrepreneurship as fundamental parts of our DNA: we think we are right-sized and are looking for you to help strengthen that "can-do" spirit.

As a Product Owner you are responsible for one of the apps within the Youforce platform. As such, you are the linchpin between product management, internal stakeholders, product marketing, UX design, development and testing. You are constantly liaising with these stakeholders either to get a better understanding of required functionality and its technical complexity or to communicate the intentions you have for the app. You challenge the product manager and you engage in constructive discussions with the development team to ensure a proper understanding of the common goal as well as what the cost drivers are.

You help the team and the Scrum Master to deliver business value and you help the business understand what our customers expect.

This function is based in Madrid (Spain) and will include activities with Raet employees based in the Netherlands. The working language in our environment is English. You are part of a team that consists of your Product Owner peers and report into the Product Manager.

Specific responsibilities that you assume include:

  • Subject matter expert and product expert for HR or Payroll
  • Understanding of customer needs and market trends, through client interaction and other market research
  • Delivering input for the  product vision with the Product manager
  • Participating in Product management meetings to help define the roadmap and release planning to determine priorities
  • Ensuring that stories are developed in line with the Definition of Ready (DOR)
  • Managing feature iteration throughout the product lifecycle; Own the Team backlog
  • Writing spot-on user stories, maintaining your backlog and conducting refinement meetings, to make sure your development teams know what to do
  • You also play a significant role in quality being the only team member empowered to “accept” newly completed stories
  • You lead the way, managing your internal and external stakeholders.
  • You are a partner for product development & product management when determining our development roadmaps and determining release trains.

We are looking for a team player with initiative and a get-it-done attitude. You must be able to handle a fast-paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organizational, communication, and multi-tasking skills are musts. You understand the need of developers and the difference between REST and SOAP and are capable of generating real team ownership together with other Product Owners.

Skills we look for include (ideally you possess these - or you have a demonstrated ability to acquire them quickly and excel in using/applying them):

  • 3+ years’ experience in IT projects
  • 3+ years’ experience in software development, preferably in web based solutions
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Product Owner for a complex on-line or cloud based product, preferably B2B and B2C
  • Familiar with Agile Scrum methodologies and preferably also with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe);
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (English)
  • Working experience in an international business context
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.

Finally, and of utmost importance, we are looking for team members who share our mindset & core values: SMART, helpful, conscientious, expert & reliable. You have a strong commitment towards quality of work, realize that quality code comes from having the right mindset and embrace transparency.


Contact: Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide Madrid

Phone: +34 914430755

Email: raetrecruitment@hays.es

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