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London, GB

IT Product Owner


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


We are seeking an IT Product Manager with solid experience in leading implementation of strategic and complex projects. As IT Product Owner you will be accountable for ensuring that technology team delivers value to business. You would lead both the daily and strategic delivery of the technical solutions and would be the key day to day interface between business Product Management and the engineering teams. Key responsibility of Product Owner is to convey the vision of the product to the team, prioritize team's backlog and set direction for product releases and sprints. You will deliver application releases and will identify and drive technical improvements within your area of responsibility.



  • Leads technology/development efforts by describing vision, outlining work in the team backlog, and prioritizing it based on business value. The team itself has the multi-functional skills to do the actual work (analysis, design, develop, test, document, operations, etc.).

  • Analyze business requirements end to end together with the customer, verify the underlying business need and identify potential solution options. Defines which features of a product are most important, when they are developed, etc. using information from leadership stakeholders.

  • Reads, understands, and creates complex technical documents including logical data models. Uses multiple methodologies appropriately (RUP and Agile).

  • Sets objectives and goals, breaks down concepts into manageable achievable steps, and assesses risks and problems and provides estimates for large and complex size work efforts increasing accuracy of the estimate as work effort progresses.

  • Negotiates with team on technical debt and evaluates solution to meet the need of the business.

  • Involved in high priority projects by leading projects from inception to execution within agreed upon time frames.

  • Leads the backlogs for multiple products or delivery teams and maintains a release roadmap.


About You


  • A Bachelor/master's degree in computer science or equivalent.

  • Experience in a business, information technology infrastructure or a software development area and experience working with business requirements, root cause analysis, creating software or business modeling.

  • Shown success with analysis and implementation of medium-to-large scale technology delivery efforts.

  • Demonstrated ability to discover and describe the current state situation, understand strategic business goals, design and articulate future state, perform gap analysis and make recommendations to business leadership that meet goals and requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, translate and communicate technical and complex ideas and situations to a wide variety of audiences including clients, coworkers and management.

  • Demonstrated competency of various technologies which may include application development languages and packages, client/server systems, security (firewalls/encryption products), web and application servers, and/or network and telephony infrastructure.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills. Experience in leading IT projects and software development lifecycles.

  • Experience working in agile/scrum project methods.

  • Experience of leading multiple stakeholders often with competing demands and deadlines.

  • Good interpersonal skills, highly committed, energetic, proficient, reliable.

  • Team focus and orientation towards customers and results.

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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