Product Owner

Creatix Slovakia, s.r.o.

Place of work
Einsteinova 11, Petržalka
Contract type
full-time, agreement-based (Temporary jobs), trade licence
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
Salary starting at: Mid-level minimum 1800 EUR. Senior minimum 2600 EUR. Salaries vary based on relevant experience & skillS, 13th salary bonus based on individual & company performance.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Do you love working with people who think out of the box? Are you obsessed about solving problems for clients? Are you always up for a good challenge? Want to play a leadership role in the fast track growth of one of Chicago’s hottest tech companies?

Creatix, a digital product design and development firm, is looking for a rock solid Project Owner. We have lots of game changing projects ahead of us, so if you’re ready for a position where you have the freedom to challenge and outdo yourself on a regular basis, read on.

Your role at Creatix:
• You love creating powerful and intuitive digital products. You are passionate about technology and using it to solve complex problems.
• You understand how to leverage people, process, and tools to build and launch products because you’ve done it before.
• You understand what considerations to consider into account when prioritizing your team’s work, and know how to forecast release dates and development efforts.
• Your communication style is direct and succinct. You concisely articulate technical concepts to non-technical audiences and enjoy giving client presentations on technical projects.
• You will tackle all of this, and still be hungry for more. If this sounds like you, then you belong here.

Your regular day:
8:54 After entering the office you set up your laptop at your work station and you are heading to the kitchen for a glass of clean water. On the way you are grabbing some fruits. It’s banana this time, but you can choose from a wide variety of fruits and snacks

9:03 Everyday morning you check your ToDo list with priorities needing your attention first. This week there are quite few important deadlines with a planned mobile app release for debt management and it’s important to get the product 100% ready for Apple and Google store release.

9:15 You are answering to unread Slack messages and resolving blockers impacting development, some messages are directly from the clients which we pro-actively communicate with on Slack. Responding to emails is equally important. One of our clients is requesting a new feature for an application resolving communication of residents in apartment buildings. You are delegating a colleague to prepare high-level specification and after asking developers to get the estimates ready.

10:40 Jira tickets are major part of our process, therefore there is always a time during the day when you need to review tickets. You are inspecting the current progress and it’s best done with the whole Team, to make sure that priorities are set and we are on time ready with the release. Today there is also a discussion about messaging functionality.

11:05 Leaving for a lunch with your colleagues. There are several options around. Today we are in a mood for some hummus in Aupark.

11:45 Next task is to review mockup screens, that were prepared by the designers during the last few days. The current flow has been updated for an already existing application allowing users to pay via terminal on Mobile phones. You are leaving few comments in Invision that can be quickly fixed and then sending the designs to the client later on during the day.

12:40 Now it’s time to write specification for global search functionality that is going to be used in an application allowing collaboration within various communities in non-profit organizations. Once the requirements are written, you are passing the document to the developers for a quick review.

13:40 Preparing an important email for the client about crucial enhancement of their current solution. There are several options that are worth considering, but you have already gathered information that has been internally discussed. We are recommending a specific approach that will best suit the current circumstances.

14:25 You are delegating our manual testers to go through Jira tickets that are waiting to be tested. On couple of projects there are functionalities ready for testing.

15:00 You are heading for a short break to play some foosball. Sometimes it’s fun to play NHL on X-box, but not today.

15:20 Getting ready for video meetings with our clients. The meetings are in the afternoons with our customers based in US.

16:00 Your first video meeting is business development call about trading application on blockchain and it went very well since everything is on track. Second meeting is taking a bit longer today, because there is a live discussion with the client about upcoming feature and specification needs to be as descriptive as possible.

17:00 One of that last tasks for the day is to check all unread emails that need an answer today. At the same time, you are leaving important notes in Slack and in Jira for developers, so the progress can carry on without interaction following day.

17:20 What an efficient day today. Looking forward to tackle more challenges tomorrow. Before leaving the office you are getting some soda and more fruit.

Employee perks, benefits

Not Another Code Monkey!
At Creatix, you’re not just another "code monkey". We’re fully invested in you, your growth, and your well-being. Our equation is simple: Happy developers = happy technology = happy clients.

• Our People define us. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of those we do work for, those who use what we produce, and those who make it a reality.
• Our employees are our most valuable asset and therefore we focus on creating a supreme work and human environment, their satisfaction and professional growth.

We Offer
When you join Creatix, we invest in you. We’re passionate about to maximizing your potential and fueling your growth. While we’ll push you to excel, we’ll also make sure you’re having a great time doing it. Here’s what you’ll enjoy if you join the team:

• Cool Projects
Every developer dreams of working on top-quality projects that leverage the newest technologies. Our partnerships with top companiesin the United States and Europe guarantee steady work on some of the coolest and most promising international projects.
• Competitive Pay & Growth
We offer compensation packages designed to help you relax about your finances and focus on what you do best, your incredible work. We make your professional growth a priority by investing in you. Our programs are designs to help you achieve your goals (annual performance bonus, free in-house English lessons, USA exchange work program, special budget dedicated for hard and soft skills, referral program and relocation bonus – to name just a few).
• Flexible Hours, Vacation & Remote Work
Like to brainstorm from your couch? Think best while walking? Need a change of scenery for inspiration? You don't need to be chained to a desk to do great things with us. It's important to stay energized, and we understand that sometimes means getting away for a bit!
• Professional Mentorship
We have worked on hundreds of projects since starting up in 2005, and we’re willing and eager to share what we have learned along the way. We’ve also developed great relationships with industry experts who regularly share their vast knowledge with us at events and workshops.
• Work Hard, Play Hard
We demand a lot, but we’ll always reward you for your hard work! When you need a break, you can relax and play a few games (from table football, table tennis to x-box) with your peers or hang out in our fully-stocked kitchen, enjoying a snack and a smoothie. You’ll also get to know your talented co-workers better at our regular social events and team-building retreats (company hackathons with generous prices, family days, company breakfasts, parties and ad-hoc team events).
• New Gear & Fitness Perks
We’ll provide you with the equipment you need to work comfortably and efficiently, from new laptops to standing desks. We even pay you if you prefer to use your own notebook. We also believe a healthy geek is a happy geek. We totally support all physical activities (from marathons to sponsored in-house Yoga!) and offer discounted rates at local gym & wellness facilities (Multisport cards, Golem cards).

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Position Requirements:
• You love creating powerful, beautiful and intuitive digital products. You are passionate about technology and using it to solve complex problems. You understand how to leverage people, process and tools to build and launch products because you’ve done it before.
• You have a strong Agile product management background, proven experience navigating the software development lifecycle, and know how to leverage a multitude of Agile techniques such as Scrum, Kanban and XP.
• You understand lean requirements gathering techniques, and know how to ask effective, direct and insightful questions. You have a unique ability to quickly absorb complex, ambiguous concepts and rapidly organize them into structured requirements.
• You are an expert at crafting a product backlog that is clear, concise and technically sound. You understand what considerations to take into account when prioritizing your team’s work, and know how to leverage metrics to forecast release dates and spend.
• Your communication style is direct and succinct. You don’t use 10 words to explain yourself when 2 will do. You concisely articulate technical concepts to non-technical audiences, and enjoy giving client presentations on technical projects.
• You will tackle all of this, and still be hungry for more. If this sounds like you, then you belong here.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English (B2+).
• Minimum 1 year experience in software development industry.

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Brief description of the company

Creatix is a Chicago-based digital product design and development firm with office in Bratislava, Slovakia. Creatix helps organizations bring innovative mobile and web-based software products to market as well as realize new value from existing products. From ideation to requirements to launch, Creatix offers its clients proven experience in supporting the complete digital product life cycle. Our focus is on ideation, strategy, user experience architecture, usability, user interface design, development and execution of these across the entire digital ecosystem. Visit Creatix at www.creatix.sk

Number of employees

25-49 employees

Company address

Creatix Slovakia, s.r.o.
Einsteinova 11
851 01 Bratislava
http://thinkcreatix.com
ID: 3480537   Dátum zverejnenia: 3.12.2018   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Salary starting at: Mid-level minimum 1800 EUR. Senior minimum 2600 EUR. Salaries vary based on relevant experience & skillS, 13th salary bonus based on individual & company performance.