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Technical Product Owner

Eyeo · Oct 6th 2020

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Get to know us

eyeo is an open-source software company that builds products like Adblock Plus, Adblock Browser and Flattr. By leveraging distribution partnerships, we bring ad-blocking technology everywhere, giving users control over their online experience while offering creators, publishers and advertisers more ways to earn money for the free content they provide.

In combining our reach based on distribution partnerships and our own products, our technology runs on over 150 million devices.

At eyeo, we’re passionate about user agency, personal privacy, sustainability and keeping the web an open, fair resource for everyone.

How we work

eyeo colleagues are based all over the world. We practice agile and work in distributed, cross-functional teams that span nearly every timezone. Many of our tech teams prefer to work asynchronously.

What you'll do

You will be responsible for creating the next generation of ad blocking technology to power some of the most popular ad blocking extensions on the planet, and work with both internal stakeholders and external community members. The role requires learning new technical and business concepts quickly, interfacing with multiple stakeholders and working with cross-functional teams to deliver continuous value to our users.

After your morning coffee, you'll be expected to...

  • Define and iterate the vision and strategy for the team.

  • Facilitate alignment with the Core Technology Unit's strategy

  • Listen to all relevant stakeholders and translate needs from them into work items to be done by the team.

  • Ensure that the roadmaps for your teams are clearly defined and prioritized

  • Prepare and manage the products' backlog, write and prioritize stories, and work with the team to groom them for implementation

  • Coordinate with user support to find opportunities to enhance our products and grow user satisfaction

  • Monitor and measure launched features and feed learnings back into the product development process

  • Ensure that decisions made regarding our products are transparent to everyone in the company

  • “Rally the troops” by obtaining all necessary stakeholder buy-in to move a project forward to implementation

  • Define the data metrics or feedback required to validate the team's goals, and ensure those metrics are available to everyone in the company

  • Attend all team meetings and be responsible for owning the team's planning, refinement and review meetings.

What you bring to the table...

  • A technical background, who has spent at least 4 years working in the role of a Product Owner

  • An ability to lead cross-functional teams and collaborate with stakeholders effectively

  • Experience working in agile teams

  • Experience working with team members distributed across multiple time-zones.

It's awesome, but not required, if you know about...

  • Ad-blocking technology experience

  • User research methodologies

What we offer

  • Work from home, one of our offices, or a co-working space—we trust you to find what works best for you

  • Stipend for one of the following: home office, co-working space, or relocation

  • Flexible working hours

  • 26 days paid vacation days

  • Your choice of hardware and setup

  • Personal and professional development budget

  • Monthly childcare stipend for children under 6

  • Offsite team days and annual summer company retreat in Cologne

  • Company-sponsored hackathons

Privacy Notice

When you apply, you’ll be automatically forwarded to our recruitment platform operated by an external service provider called Greenhouse (seated in the US). Greenhouse collects some information on its website, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology. For more information, please refer to Greenhouse’s Privacy Policy. All documents and information provided by you are stored with Greenhouse. In order to ensure an adequate level of data protection, eyeo and Greenhouse have entered into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (“processors”) - Commission Decision C(2010)593. You can request a copy of this by contacting us at privacy[at]eyeo.com. If you don’t want your data forwarded to Greenhouse, please do not apply. For detailed and further information, please refer to our Privacy Policy at https://eyeo.com/en/privacy.

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