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United Kingdom

Closing Date

2023-04-13 23:00:00


Product Consultant

  • 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?


    Main purpose of role & level in the business:

    As a Product Consultant (Consultant level) in Kainos you will be responsible for your teams backlog maturity, taking ownership of features from inception through to delivery.  You will drive MVP thinking and communicating the value of it with those in your team, the wider project team and relevant stakeholders.

    You will be a leader in your team, comfortable running agile ceremonies, encouraging engagement and discussion.  You will plan and run workshops, engaging with a variety of stakeholders to facilitate consensus in areas of uncertainty. You will actively participate within the Product capability, supporting the delivery of initiatives. You will also manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance.

    Minimum (Essential) Requirements:

    • Experience of the software development lifecycle, involved from analysis through to acceptance, launch and live operations
    • Excellent facilitator of workshops, able to lead stakeholder groups to achieve focused outcomes
    • Accomplished at modelling As-is and To-be business processes, able to present these to stakeholders and the team to ensure understanding and to achieve buy-in
    • Experience in stakeholder management, comfortable challenging decisions when appropriate and tailoring collaboration and communication styles where necessary
    • Responsible for the breakdown of an area of work from inception through to delivery, managing the team's backlog ensuring quality and maturity
    • Responsible for the elicitation of functional, technical and non-functional requirements, translating these into user stories so they are easily understood across the whole team.
    • Ability to use prioritisation techniques to refine the backlog and manage dependencies
    • Proven ability to manage scope to meet the required MVP, ensuring value is delivered
    • Ability to work within commercial constraints for example cost restrictions and project deadlines
    • Excellent user story writing skills, ensuring quality and consistency of stories across the project
    • Proven ability to build trusted relationships both inside and outside of the delivery team, comfortable collaborating on the breakdown of an area into deliverable pieces of work
    • Experience working in a client/supplier relationship, sensitive to their needs
    • Experience contributing to sales activities (e.g. working on bids, writing sales proposals etc.)
    • Experienced in Agile methodologies and able to mentor those in your team as well as coaching our clients
    • We are passionate about developing people – a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing junior members of your team and wider community
    • Experience of explaining technical jargon to non-technical/commercial teams.



    • Ability to participate in technical discussions with a broad understanding of technical terms
    • Experience working closely with clients on site day-to-day
    • Active participation in communities of interest, for example online groups, meetups and speaking at conferences


    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.


    We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.


    In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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