Auckland City, AucklandContract, PermanentWe are seeking a Business Analyst / Product Owner (BA / PO) to be responsible for leading the translation of 9 Spokes’ product roadmap into realisable benefits for users and the 9 Spokes business, whilst playing a central role in developing the organisation’s capability to maximise delivery cadence and quality.
The BA / PO will achieve this through being highly effective in eliciting, translating and documenting the business, functional and non-
effectively managing the product backlog for maximised value, and; ensuring developed software meets clearly defined acceptance criteria.
Key Accountabilities Business Analysis / Product OwnershipWorking with the Product Managers and other stakeholders (internal and external), drive the articulation of product and feature requirements and assure the delivery of solutions that satisfy these requirementsManage, refine and prioritise the product backlog, in consultation with the Product Managers, to ensure delivery of strategic product vision and maximise value for users and the businessConduct requirements development and management using most applicable business analysis techniquesTranslate business and user needs into clearly articulated functional and non-
functional requirements and specifications which are complete, whilst also capturing the purpose and desired value outcomes to provide context for developersDecompose feature requirements into complete and effective user stories that form the basis for refinement with the technical teams and that provide an unambiguous and testable definition of ready’Be an excellent communicator be able to keep technical and non-
technical teams on point, extracting SME knowledge and articulating this to key stakeholdersRepresent the customer within the technical and development teams and help to build a shared understanding of the user persona and their needsHelp the technical / engineering and development develop a clear understanding of the context, value and priority of the development to be doneBalance technology and business issues as well as communicate appropriately with both technology and business expertsGood working knowledge of MS Collaboration toolsets, Azure DevOps, Teams, SharepointAct as liaison and participate in defining technology solutions to solve complex, multidisciplinary business problems with long-
term implicationsPromote and demonstrate best practice agile methods in product and technical teamsPeopleContribute to a healthy work environment, and a collaborative, performance-
driven cultureDevelop strong internal relationshipsContinuous, transparent and timely engagement with stakeholders across the business, especially the product, technical and development teamsContinuous feedback to the product team to improve and evolve our roadmapBe the voice of the customer within the technical / development organisationStrong focus on delivery and proactive problem solving through working with peopleQualifications, Key Skills, Experience and KnowledgeBroad business experience as a Business Analyst / Product Owner 5 years minimumExposure to Digital / SaaS technology and requirements / story development is essentialSDLC experienced, with solid Agile Delivery Experience working in an agile environmentA solid and proven background in delivering new products and product features that realise desired benefitsStrong presentation, communication and interpersonal skillsStrong organisational, prioritisation and time-
management skillsFacilitator and stakeholder management skills you command the roomAdvanced skill with Excel, Word and PowerPointAbility to collaborate, lead and promote innovationGood research skills.
Thinking in detail, share ideas and thoughts, and work in a collaborate mannerKnowledge of Lean and Agile principlesSoftware or SaaS as well as global experience preferred.
This is a significant leadership opportunity to work closely across the business with the Product, Engineering, Development, Testing and Marketing teams.
The BA / PO will help build a shared understanding of the customer and their needs, and provide end-to-end oversight and assurance of the new product / feature journey from high-
level requirements to value realisation for users and the business.This role presents aspirations to work in an early-tech business experiencing global growth with solid international presence.
If you are ready to join our growing team please apply today! Please note that this is a full-time position (either contract or permanent) so only applicants with the right to work in NZ can be considered.