Product Owner - UAE

Abu Dhabi
Lab49 – Product and Delivery /
Full-time /
Hybrid
LAB49 is hiring Product Owners for an exciting opportunity. Elevate your career with an unparalleled experience in one of the world's most dynamic business hubs. Join us and be part of a visionary team shaping the future of innovation and growth. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity – apply now and ignite your career. 

The Product Owner will lead work on complex and challenging projects to drive transformative change for our top tier financial services clients. Operating in an Agile environment, the Product Owner will assist in the successful execution and expansion of engagements with our top clients. The Product Owner will be responsible for working with the delivery teams and liaising with clients to ensure project success, on-going engagement, and helping to identify and define new opportunities.  

Responsibilities:

    • Project Management function - Running change management on in-flight projects to ensure profitable and on-time delivery. 
    • Driving strategic relationships with clients. 
    • Collaborating with other Senior Managers, across Practices in order to provide oversight of projects/ client activity. 
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, understand business needs, and prioritize features based on value, feasibility, and strategic importance. 
    • Document process flows for business areas and the systems and data elements relating to them. 
    • Create and maintain a backlog of user stories, epics, and acceptance criteria, ensuring clarity and alignment with business goals. 
    • Work closely with the UX team to ensure designs are aligned to user requirements and the backlog. 
    • Work with client stakeholders, UX and engineers to groom backlog. 
    • Collaboratively solving project issues and responding to escalations. 
    • Driving estimations/proposal generation internally. 
    • Providing thought leadership on project execution, approaches to domain problems, and/or technology & architectural concepts. 
    • Assisting the sales team in the identification and definition of new pieces of work. 
    • Structuring analysis, design, and development engagements/teams. 
    • Providing strategic advisement on project development, project management and release planning. 
    • Construct appropriate status reporting and other communications, as needed, to ensure all project stakeholders and Lab49 management are well-informed and aligned. 
    • Interact with C-level executives and other senior stakeholders, including strategy discussions, progress updates, and formal presentations. 

Required Skills & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Finance, or related work experience.  
    • Strong Capital Markets knowledge and experience serving Capital Markets clients.  
    • Architectural experience within Capital Markets. 
    • Consulting background with a focus on custom technology solutions. 
    • Strong familiarity with software development methodologies, such as Scrum and others. 
    • Extensive Project Management experience in an Agile model. 
    • Senior level client facing experience and other involvement in sales of products or consulting.  
    • Experience as a strong leader with a proven track record in delivery, leading & delivering across multiple projects.  
    • Experience working on complex technology projects and problem solving.  
    • Excellent communication skills and experience in creating and giving presentations to senior executive audiences and lead teams to success. 
    • Have reasonable understanding of Commercial Banking domain. 
Lab49/ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.  
Lab49/ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.