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Technical Product Owner Data

As technical product owner in the DataOps team at Talpa Network you are the central hub between business and tech for everything related to data within the company. You are part of the Shared Technology department, consisting of 3 teams (DataOps, DevOps, SecOps). You will be managing the stakeholders for the DataOps team to gather their requirements for new features and services, translate them into epics and stories, and enable the development team to tackle those. 

Full-time · Hilversum

The data platform that the DataOps team runs is a combination of off-the-shelve and in-house components, and therefore requires you to have a good understanding of data operations in general and to have the technical skills to dive into the setup of the data platform within Talpa. This allows you to be proactive in meetings with business stakeholders and guide them when using the platform. It also means that you are able to challenge the development team when implementing stories and to think about the long-term vision and strategy together with the team! 

Your typical day at Talpa Network

  • Your day as a Technical Product Owner Data starts with reviewing the current work assigned to the sprint

  • You continue to work and translate business requirements & requests into a product Backlog reflecting the technical data roadmap for the developers
  • You prioritize items on the Product Backlog according to business value
  • Post Corona, you have lunch with your colleagues in the canteen
  • Sparring with the business for new data or reporting wishes & Solution Architect on the next big chapters
  • As keeping up to date with the current and future developments in data evolution comes natural to you, you will spend some time catching up with the latest blogs
  • Working together with the development team in Serbia, you might travel once it is a possibility again
  • The DataOps Team is a supplier for the product teams and the business analysts of the various units within the organization & therefore you can use your technical expertise on a daily basis productizing data projects


  • At least 3 years experience as a Product Owner for a tech-heavy project in an enterprise setting

  • Be able to communicate with both developers and stakeholders
  • Experience with scrum, able to groom a backlog, prioritize according to stakeholder needs
  • Strong time and priority management - ability to identify and focus on critical issues
  • Fluent in English, fluent in Dutch is a pre
  • Experience in a data-related project (BI, Data Science, DataOps, etc) is a pre 
  • Strong experience as a software engineer particularly around data-related projects (BI, Data Science, DataOps, etc)
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud solutions is a pre
  • Experience in fostering “we build it, we run it” culture and organizing 24/7 service operations with SRE-oriented approaches is a pre
  • Demonstrated experience managing or leading technical products or online services
  • Experience in writing specification/solution/requirement documents
  • Proven team-building skills to motivate all participants to drive towards a common goal
  • Willingness to travel abroad to visit development teams 

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