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Product Owner

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Australian Capital Territory


Agency / Department

Australian Electoral Commission

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$120 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

The AEC is seeking to engage a Product Owner to support the Modernisation Delivery Branch. Purpose of the role The Product Owner is responsible for the fit for purpose design of products and solutions across a range of work packages. This role will primarily supply expertise to backlog prioritisation and business engagement. This needs to take into account the proposed capability uplifts, relevant industry best practice, vendor guided best practice and importantly the impact on the users. The Product Owner is responsible for working alongside AEC stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts to coordinate design with the appropriate vendor. They will also ensure the future change requirements are called out succinctly and agreed to by the AEC. The Product Owner will work to the Director Product Management and Transition and with Project Managers to support the individual business area requirements of the product, ensuring it is a viable solution for implementation. The core design of the foundational solution is pivotal when designing for business rollout and taking into account unique requirements. This role will manage the consistency and quality of products aligning to program standards. The Product Owner will need to work constructively with Project Managers to ensure the solution design supports the successful delivery of the Project as per the agreed scope. It is expected that these two roles will have design discussions to support the creation of the schedule, resource usage and confirmation of product design aligned with scope. Key Position Responsibilities
•Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand and anticipate business needs and translate them into product requirements.
•Collaborate with stakeholders to design the solution components in accordance with scope and associated parameters, ensuring the design is user centric and fit for purpose from product development to release.
•Maintain a strategic lens across the entire program of work to streamline the end user experience across integration points.
•Monitor, evaluate and report on progress and identify risks and solutions for mitigation as required.
•Develop, prioritise and implement the backlogs of work that align to the strategic direction of the project. Qualifications, Skills and Experience Mandatory
•Significant experience in product development and/or as a Business Analyst.
•Exceptional communication skills with the ability to clearly explain complex concepts and arguments to a variety of audiences.
•Proven ability to harness information, exercise sound judgement and make recommendations under pressure. Desirable
•Technical background with previous experience in the ServiceNow platform Submission Format Please note, for your submission to be compliant the information requested in the attached submission form must be supplied, either in the form itself or an equivalent templated form from your organisation. All documents are to be combined and submitted as one PDF attachment.

Essential Criteria

1. Please refer to overview section "Submission Format"

Desired Criteria

1. Please refer to overview section "Submission Format"

Security Clearance

Ability to Obtain baseline clearance

Contract Extensions

Possible extension option of 12 months

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