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Senior Technical Product Owner



IT, Product
bochum, germany
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Sonar solves the trillion-dollar challenge of bad code. Sonar equips organizations to achieve and sustain a Clean Code state by empowering developers to write consistent, intentional, adaptable, and responsible code. Clean Code produces software that is maintainable, reliable, and secure, allowing development teams to spend less time fixing issues and more time innovating. With Sonar, and by employing the company’s Clean as You Code methodology, organizations minimize risk, reduce technical debt, increase productivity, and derive more value from their software in a predictable and sustainable way.
Sonar’s open-source and commercial products – SonarLint, SonarCloud, and SonarQube – support over 30 programming languages, frameworks, and infrastructure technologies. Trusted by more than 500,000 organizations and used by more than 7 million developers globally to clean more than half a trillion lines of code, Sonar is integral to delivering better software.
The impact you will have
In the capacity of a Product Owner, the onus of managing internal software solutions catering to internal clientele falls upon you. You will be instrumental in setting the long-term vision for the software's evolution. Moreover, you will collaborate seamlessly with key stakeholders to transform their functional requirements into actionable and measurable objectives. Your role will encompass the entire software development lifecycle, from identifying areas for improvement to overseeing the production process and providing post-production support. Also, you will act as a liaison between internal stakeholders and suppliers, owning the product's vision, and ensuring product enhancements are fulfilled, and aligned with the company's and team's goals.

On a daily basis, you will

  • Assume managing and overseeing various internal business applications, guaranteeing an exceptional customer experience.
  • Systematically organize and prioritize the workload associated with all applications under ownership and ensure alignment with customer needs and business goals.
  • Take the lead in proposing version upgrades, feature changes, and enhancements.
  • Verify compliance of the application product with Sonar's security requirements.
  • Act as the primary liaison between the stakeholders and the suppliers, translating business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Manage stakeholders' expectations and communicate progress and risks.
  • Work closely with Human Resource and Business Operations teams to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Drive continuous improvement of the products, incorporating feedback and trends.

The technical skills you will demonstrate

  • 8+ years of proven experience as a Technical Product Owner or in a similar role.
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership or management role, with a proven track record of delivering results and building high-performing teams.
  • Proficiency in fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of product ownership.
  • Experience in delivering projects with the HR team or HR applications
  • Ability to elicit, clarify, document, and implement customer requirements.
  • Profound comprehension of the operational mechanisms of SaaS applications.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • A plus - Experience in BambooHR, Navan, Slack, Zoom

The soft skills you will demonstrate

  • A growth mindset and a passion for helping individuals and teams reach their full potential.
  • Strong decision-making skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and resources effectively.
  • Capability to make concrete progress in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge
  • Highly autonomous and pragmatic
  • ​​Preferring to work in a team, sharing information and ideas and understanding the power of collective thinking to get the best solutions.
  • Self-confident enough to challenge the status quo as well as to receive and give feedback to improve the team and yourself.
  • Ability to manage concurrent deadlines.
  • Excellent communications skills, for technical and non-technical audiences; Fluent in English, written and verbal.
  • Problem-solving skills with an analytical mindset
  • Open-minded and very positive can-do attitude.
  • Valuing “done” over “perfect”.
Why you will love it here
• We value a safe work culture - founded in respect, kindness, and the right to fail.
• We hire great people - we value communication skills as much as technical prowess and we strive to create a work environment that allows for everyone to succeed and feel empowered to do their best work. Our 500+ SonarSourcers from 35 different nationalities can relate!
• Work-life balance - a healthy work-life balance is very important at Sonar.
• Flexible hours - we schedule our days in order to be effective at work, while also being able to enjoy life’s important moments.
• We promote continuous learning - in an ever-changing industry, learning new skills is the key to growth and success! We're happy to support all employees in this journey if desired.
What we do
As Home of Clean Code, Sonar is the ultimate solution to achieving Clean Code for developers and organizations alike.
The company was formed to develop the open-source tool SonarQube, which has since become the go-to standard in code quality management. We strive every day to pave the way for developers, tackling the toughest issues head-on and pushing the limits of what’s possible.
Who we are
At Sonar we believe in people, dedication, and innovation. We’re a team of problem solvers who are passionate and relentless in their respective missions. We want to work with people who are ready and willing to fasten their seat belts and be part of an incredible ride!
Our Core Values are: Smarter Together, Excellence, Innovation, and Delivery. They reflect our unique culture and we expect them to help shape and positively strengthen our organization.
If you want to learn more about our culture, check out our blog post.
Join us; we’ll be smarter and stronger together!
Sonar is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to treating every employee with equal respect and fairness. We maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward any form of discrimination. All candidates will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.