Junior Product Owner

remote in Poland /
Product /
Fulltime
/ Hybrid
At Kontakt.io, we build technologies that help transform buildings into indoor spaces that are useful for people in their daily journey to accomplish their goals, working or being cared for in a safe & sustainable indoor environment.

Over the past 24 months Kontakt.io has entered a new growth trajectory steaming from the smart building vertical. We grew from 30 to 90 people and quadrupled our ARR - all while remaining extremely capital efficient. Now, we are entering the next growth stage, taking the business from $10M+ to $100M+ ARR.

As a Junior Product Owner, you will work closely with our Product Managers across software, customer success and market operations teams to ensure a quick and efficient flow of information regarding our products, customer feedback and roadmap items internally.

Responsibilities:

    • supporting the Senior Product Manager in developing product vision, goals and features
    • gathering and defining product requirements on the epics and stories as needed — consulting with product management, and other stakeholders
    • assisting with backlog items defining, specifying and prioritising, taking into account feedback from internal teams and customers
    • engagement in day-to-day activities with the engineering team to help prioritise features and deliver the roadmap (attending daily Scrum events, planning and backlog refinement sessions, demos, retrospectives etc. )
    • working closely with other departments to ensure alignment on the vision and execution (R&D, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, etc.)
    • communicating with customers regarding their specific projects, needs and expectations
    • measuring and tracking products usage metrics
    • keeping the issues tracking & PM tool up-to-date, ensuring high quality of data 
    • preparing analysis, reports, and presentations regarding products’ utilisation
    • reporting on work progress and communicating status to upper management and project stakeholders

Qualifications:

    • ~ 1 year of product ownership or project management experience
    • excellent communication skills in Polish and English
    • knowledge of tools such as Jira, Confluence or similar
    • very good analytical and organisational skills
    • awareness of the software development cycle and a good understanding of how IT systems work together
    • understanding of Agile principles and methodology
    • good team player with respect for others and a “can do” attitude 
    • willingness to learn and develop as a Project Manager/Product Owner in a fast-paced, challenging startup environment

We offer:

    • work with cutting-edge technologies
    • fast-paced and dynamic startup environment, flat structure
    • competitive salary
    • hybrid work (office in Krakow)
    • collaborative and self-organised environment
    • flexible working hours
    • private medical care, cafeteria system
Virtues and Culture

Customer leadership is the key. If a customer has a problem, we don’t wait. We understand what customer needs, and we tailor our services and products around the customer. It doesn’t mean that we let the customer lead us. It means that we think about the customer first.
Growth mindset - we commit to results and growth. We are responsible for results, not for the activity or time spent. If we believe we can’t achieve a result or a job, it’s our duty to raise the voice, push back, and explain what we suggest instead. We don’t see results as something static - ever. This means that our results and expectations are becoming more ambitious, quarter over quarter. We constantly evolve.
Challenge, inspire, respect - we are the challenger in the marketplace. When working with each other - or with customers - we enjoy and desire to challenge each other. We listen, reflect, and respond. We aim to understand the point of view of the other party and if there is customer merit in the argument. When we challenge, we articulate our hypothesis clearly and provide data and evidence in our argumentation. We respect the time of our colleagues. We have a zero-tolerance toward discrimination of any kind. We respect the environment.
Systematic execution - We recognize that the start-up journey will only be successful if we learn twice as much as others in half the time. For us, innovation also means continuous improvement in all fields. We think in systems when driving results, growth, and learning.
Act with urgency - We have a sense of urgency in everything we do - at all times. It’s deeply rooted in the belief that as an up-start, as a challenger, we need to drive value for our customers faster and better than anybody else in the marketplace. We do things outside of the personal comfort zone.