Product Owner, Finance Product Line

Darlington, Australia
$129,847 + 17% superannuation
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time 12-month fixed term position
  • Opportunity for an experienced Product Owner to join the ICT team to champion and lead the development of ICT's portfolio of services
  • Base Salary $129,847 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are in a period of exciting and significant change in our Information Communication and Technology function as we strive to meet the ever-increasing demand for more and improved IT services. As a result, we are seeking an experienced Product Owner- Finance Product Line to join our team.

In this position, you will be responsible for championing and leading the development of ICT's portfolio of service that are primarily used for Education, Student Lifecyle, Research and Operations. The Product Owner- Finance Product line will also have a secondary role leading the delivery of these core service, including enhancements, to the University and requires domain experience in the relevant University Financial systems, student administration systems, applications, technologies and services.

This role will see you manage the full product line lifecycle ensuring the needs of customers are continuously met.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • partner with stakeholders across the University and ICT to understand requirements, prioritise and deliver work using an agile methodology to ensure ICT is at the forefront of technology supporting the University
  • manage the delivery of new features and enhancements, including working with ICT, vendors and SMEs across the University using agile methodology such as SAFe
  • lead prioritisation desired capabilities in product backlogs based on stakeholder needs and available resourcing
  • support organisational, process, and cultural change as required for the emerging products within ICT
  • foster an agile and customer-centric culture within the product teams by active participation and leadership
  • review the work performed by product team members where appropriate as well as provide mentorship and leadership to product sprints and planning sessions

About you

  • ability to estimate scope and size of work including effort and time and carry out needs analysis based on the estimation
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary and pan-institutional team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised. Planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists
  • strong interpersonal skills, to motivate team members, help negotiate priorities, resolve conflicts, and deliver solutions to the business
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Monday 03 April 2023 11:59 PM

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