Product Owner
United Kingdom
Full Time
Product Management

Passionate about great product ownership? Be part of a team where your passion will help our customers achieve extraordinary things with software and data, and own some of the most innovative and exciting products being developed today.

We’re growing our team of Product Owners to help our customers do extraordinary things with software and data. If you’re looking for a role where your product ownership expertise will be used in meaningful and impactful ways, then Ascent is the place for you. You’ll be part of an experienced team of highly skilled product owners, and work with some of the most talented software and data professionals around to do amazing things, whether it’s helping to make medical research easier and scalable, creating technology that helps protect biodiversity, or make homes smarter.

The role

Product Owners at Ascent work at the heart of creating extraordinary products for our customers. Product Owners here at Ascent are full-stack and look after all aspects of product management together with our customer. You’ll be accountable for things like:

  • Defining the vision of the product
  • Driving the product strategy
  • Creating roadmaps and prioritizing the most valuable items
  • Managing the development backlog
  • Working closely with the development team on a daily basis

You’ll define, analyse, and react to product metrics (such as Analytics, A/B testing, Pirate metrics) to provide valuable client guidance if things need to change, and work in partnership with your internal project team to keep closely aligned and in sync. We believe in MVP-first and fail-fast approaches to prove a hypothesis using experimentation with feedback for confirmation and solution validation, and we’re comfortable with emergent design rather than design upfront.

We work with a diverse range of customers across a multitude of different sectors, and you could be working on a large scale, complex digital transformation project over a long term, or on some smaller scope engagements.

 

The skills and expertise you’ll bring

We want to find experienced and knowledgeable product owners, from all kinds of domains and industries to build broad capability for our growing team. You’ll need to have:

  • Strong role experience as a product owner, working with agile software development or delivery teams
  • A well-rounded skillset in applying Product Owner fundamentals – using various prioritisation techniques, able to write down User stories and define acceptance criteria of them, helping to build roadmaps
  • Expertise in managing end-user UX/UI oriented products

You’ll need strong stakeholder management skills, and be able to communicate clearly and precisely in excellent English to people who may not be technical. CSPO or similar certification will be considered a valuable asset, but it isn’t really as important as a good breadth of your knowledge with a variety of product types. We place a lot of value on empathy, and you should be someone who thrives in a transparent and highly collaborative environment, able to keep your focus and momentum even if we’re working through something that is challenging or poorly defined.

Working at Ascent

We choose a hybrid working style, where you can spend time at the office, with customers or working at home in a balance that suits you and how you work best. We are offering a competitive base salary, plus contribution to your pension, life assurance, 25 days holiday plus public holidays on top, and some other great benefits. 

We help businesses connect data, software and purpose to drive extraordinary outcomes. You could say we do digital transformation. But we’d rather say we help people solve problems, or do new things, or do existing things better. We’re a scaling company, which means there is a lot of opportunity for you to have impact on your team and the wider business by collaborating and supporting each other. With our amazing portfolio of customers, you’ll contribute to high quality software and data projects across the business and work with colleagues who are capable of brilliant things.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are real priorities here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favourably because of their gender, pregnancy and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation during your application process please let us know.

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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