Product Owner (Mobile Platform)

Wellington, NZ

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Posted 1 week ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 
At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.
About the role:
Mobile Platform is a newly formed team within Global Services & User Platforms, our focus is to standardise our mobile infrastructure & tech suites, develop a mobile design system, educate and guide for best mobile development practices. Our mission is to improve developer experience, accelerate product delivery, and support mobile engineering excellence.
This Product Owner role will be responsible for the client SDKs and libraries with a great focus on standing up the XUI mobile design system. The candidate will work with various internal stakeholders such as product, design, tech and the XUI team to collaborate on the best way to deliver XUI mobile native.

What you'll do:

  • Have a deep understanding of the demands for features and enhancements. This includes listening to and interacting with leadership teams, product managers, sales and marketing, product teams and customers. Research and analyse how potential solutions and improvements should be delivered.
  • Document findings into specifications, user stories, etc. that will be used as the foundation of the development and testing phases. Own the delivery of the roadmap, product planning, and requirements for new features and improvements. Lead a team of peers during the course of projects to drive delivery.
  • Be able to prioritise feature requests, enhancements and bug fixes into an achievable roadmap.
  • Be able to make clear decisions on prioritisation and scope of minimum viable product.
  • Be a champion for the customer by collaborating with the design team to develop user stories, wireframes, and workflows that solve real problems for our customers.
  • Represent Xero in an on-brand manner to external-facing forums, blogs and events.
  • Work closely with their Product Manager and other Product Owners to ensure alignment with the global Xero roadmap.
  • Work closely with development to define milestones and ensure on-time and in-scope delivery.
  • Maintain strong communications with all teams at Xero, in particular, the Development, QA, Design, Documentation and Training teams

Success looks like:

  • New features, enhancements and fixes are rolled to production regularly and with as few bugs/issues as possible.
  • Features and improvements are delivered in a timely fashion and in line with Xero’s overall strategy.
  • Customer feedback remains positive about new features and improvements.
Xero is an inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life. Where creativity, innovation and continuous learning are encouraged and celebrated. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe or a workplace which understands your family, sport or a side gig is the priority or something in between - Xero can be all of that and more.
At Xero, we trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your desire for learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish. As part of our awesome package, you’ll receive Xero shares and a Life Insurance package as well as a variety of other perks to make your time here that much more fun. Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks, so join us and experience our new Auckland offices!
Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.
Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.
Job tags: Engineering Research User stories Wireframes
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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