Solarwinds Inc. Scrum Product Owner for Virtualization Management in Brno, Czech Republic
We are looking for a person who would share our passion for engineering best-in-class software products that help IT professionals all over the world to solve the most important problems that have today while enjoying simplicity of our products.
Product owner in SolarWinds creates and maintains the product backlog as well as works with the development teams on finding the optimal way to meet the business goals. To achieve that, he or she also collaborates with all stakeholders such as Product Management, Marketing, Sales Engineering and Support. A strong technical background combined with business oriented thinking, leadership skills and understanding basic UX principles is essential to succeed in this challenging and exciting role.
Virtualization Manager is a mature and robust monitoring and management solution for both VMware and Microsoft hypervisors. It allows users to monitor and fix performance issues unique to VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, provides actionable recommendations for optimal VM configuration and placement, predict CPU, memory, network, and storage needs for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, runs “what-if” modeling scenarios and much more.
As one of the principal products of the Orion platform, the Product Owner of Virtualization Manager is among the most influential positions at SolarWinds.
What would you be responsible for in this role?
Translating the Product Manager's business requirements into a product specific user stories for the Engineering team
Working with Product Management and the Engineering team to determine scope and schedule for releases
Creating and maintaining the product backlog to ensure that stories are prioritized correctly, and that the team is on track to meet their milestone dates
Inspecting the product progress on regular basis (several times a week) and has complete authority to accept or reject work done (evaluating finished stories vs acceptance criteria)
Eliminating the complexity found in traditional enterprise software – making it easier to find, buy, deploy and maintain.
Ensuring that the Engineering team is providing timely assistance to the Support and Sales organizations
Collaborating with the Architecture team to create a viable long-term technical direction for the product
Cooperating with teams in other locations (US and others.)
What is required for this position?
Experience with Scrum or any other agile methodologies, especially in a Product Owner role
Track record of multiple delivered commercial projects in the role of product owner, or project manager
Excellent communication, leadership and problem-solving skills, ability to make hard decisions quickly
Experience with IT technologies (Networking, Virtualization, Systems Management, Storage) – specifically Virtualization experience is a major plus
What are some desired (not required) skills?
Experience working with remote engineering teams
What SolarWinds offers to you (besides great Team and exciting work):
We promote self-education and support you in learning new things – through conferences, learning tutorials and mentors. You can enjoy comfortable office spaces with free and tasty coffee, snacks, game rooms, soft chairs, billiard, Wii and Xbox360. And if you are a PS4 fan, note that we have it, too, together with a VR gear.
You can bike to work and find colleagues who do same sports as you do or work from home.
We provide Flexi Passes, pension or life insurance benefits, flexible working hours and fruits in the kitchen.
Among the many benefits are a competitive salary, bonuses, and growth opportunities.
SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job ID 2017-9473
# Positions 1
Category (Candidate Search) Information Technology
Position Type Permanent