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Product Owner - IRIS (Hoofddorp/Ottawa)

  • Irdeto
  • Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • 04/08/2021

Job Description

Who we are:

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport, connected health and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime effectively. With more than 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber-services protect more than six billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known and loved brands.


People are Irdeto’s biggest strength and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is building a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear.


The Role:
As the Product Owner for IRIS, you will be shaping the way Irdeto delivers data and services to its customers.  IRIS, an internal web services development platform, is constantly growing with new features to help product teams do everything from user-management to UI/UX development.  In this role, you will be exposed to the latest web and cloud technologies, and you will have the opportunity to impact the quality of products delivered throughout Irdeto. Reporting to the Product Manager for Core Technologies, your role will be to ensure that IRIS meets the business goals set out for the product.  You will work closely with the PM to lay out the product requirements, and closely with engineering teams to deliver them.



This role could be based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands or Ottawa, Canada.


Your mission at Irdeto:

  • Ensure that the product, documentation and training meet the business goals set by PM.
  • Maintain a close connection with Product Management in order to convey product strategy to internal teams.
  • Represent the “voice of the customer” to development teams.
  • Maintain detailed (feature) roadmaps.
  • Prioritize work by breaking down business requirements into epic or stories.
    • Recognize when to initiate spikes (scrum team) and research activity (architects).
    • Maintain a prioritized backlog.
    • Make trade-offs and judgement calls with the business goals in mind.
    • Ensure that the scrum team is always able to move forward confidently.


How you can add value to the team?

  • 2-5 years’ experience as a Product Owner, Manager or another senior role working with agile software development methodologies and values.
  • Knowledge of web services development, and familiar with engineering best practices for development and testing.
  • Ability to understand technical issues, together with the self-discipline to resist imposing design “help”.
  • Strong communication skills: Can explain requirements clearly, from a business or customer perspective.
  • Able to motivate teams, and especially to convince teams that even thorny decisions can be good decisions.
  • Strong negotiation skills: Prepared to make tradeoffs and tough decisions as quickly as needed.
  • Good people skills: Must work cross-functionally with Engineering, DevOps, Product Management and Engineering Management.
  • Organized and driven.
  • Flexibility to work with teams in Central European time zone and Eastern Canadian time zone. 
  • Ability to travel occasionally between Irdeto offices.


What you can expect from us:

Irdeto is a people first organization where you can secure your future. Our values of Trust, Accountability, Agility and Innovation inform our culture. We believe in connecting people and developing careers with a strong focus on collaboration, creativity, health and happiness among our globally diverse workforce.


In addition to competitive remuneration and extensive benefits we offer:

  • An international & multicultural environment where diversity and inclusivity are celebrated and embraced 
  • Professional educational opportunities and training program
  • Innovation sabbatical
  • Volunteer Day
  • State of the art office space
  • On the job coaching and mentoring
  • Flexible work arrangements – via our Work Hard Anywhere policy.
  • Some of us run city marathons and even go on snowboarding trips together!
  • Casual Friday? Casual every day!
  • US$ 500 net for your home office setup after you passed your trial period
  • And many additional perks customized to global locations (canteen, fresh fruit, amazing coffee, parking, on-site gym, yoga room to name a few)


With over 50 successful years of business innovation behind us, and an exciting digital and connected future ahead of us, Irdeto is a progressive company to join. We are looking for people who will keep us at the forefront of innovation and creativity.


Welcome to Irdeto!


Irdeto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on identity or innate characteristics, instead we aim to build a diverse, inclusive culture where your talent counts.