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United Kingdom

Closing Date

2023-04-13 23:00:00


Product Lead

  • Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

    As a Product Consultant (Manager) at Kainos, you will play a lead role across one or more multi-disciplinary agile delivery teams. You will own the end-to-end backlog for a product, responsible for its overall quality and maturity. You will lead the business analysts and product consultants on your project, ensuring that the processes for requirements-gathering and prioritisation are operating effectively.
    You will work with delivery managers and solution architects to shape the approach for the work you and the wider team undertakes. You proactively seek commercial opportunities and take a lead role in product-level commercial negotiations.
    You will actively support the engagement with product or programme-level business stakeholders, gaining their buy-in and managing their expectations. You will act as a visible leader within the consulting capability, owning the delivery of consulting initiatives. You’ll also manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance

    • Responsible for ensuring that requirements-gathering, refinement and prioritisation processes are effective.
    • Responsible for owning the end-to-end product backlog and takes responsibility for story quality and maturity.
    • Experience devising goal-oriented roadmaps, gaining buy-in from stakeholders and instilling a focus on MVP
    • Experience leading on the collaborative breakdown of goals into small pieces of value-delivering work
    • Experience leading product teams ensuring the product vision and goals are understood so that scope is managed by the team effectively
    • Experience in shaping the approach taken in a range of phases of the software development lifecycle – such as analysis, acceptance, launch and live ops
    • Proven ability to lead, providing direction and promoting good product management practices, across one or more agile teams.
    • Actively supports and builds relationships with product and programme-level business stakeholders
    • Experience implementing appropriate tools/standards/techniques for business analysis and requirements gathering, securing appropriate buy-in from our internal teams and the client
    • Facilitates workshops with senior stakeholders, negotiating conflicting viewpoints and achieving buy-in for new initiatives.
    • Responsible for working with delivery leads and solution architects to managing scope within commercial constraints, such as cost restrictions or project deadlines.
    • Strong commercial awareness and an active participation in revenue or sales-generating activity
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of relevant technologies and architecture concepts
    • Experience coaching and mentoring clients and colleagues in agile techniques and best practices
    • We all work in teams here in Kainos – a proven ability of strong team management skills, including effectively managing a multi-disciplinary team is crucial
    • We are passionate about developing people – a demonstrated ability in managing, mentoring and coaching members of your team and wider community is important
    • Hands on experience in another discipline within software development, for example developer, tester or support engineer.
    • Experience working on client site day-to-day
    • Active participant in communities of interest (e.g. online groups, speaking at conferences etc.)


    Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

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