Product Owner Data Backbone (Freelance)


Currently, we are looking to add an experienced "Product Owner Data Backbone" to join our company on a freelance and fully remote basis. The role will ensure a fit for purpose data backbone self-service capability is provided to all DevOps team within the trading division. The data backbone is at the core of our future IT landscape and shall offer two main capabilities:

  • A streaming capability that enables real-time data ingestion and consumption

  • A self-service that allows users to ingest, store and receive flexible data objects.

Role Engagement: The role requires the successful candidate to work at 100% capacity (40 hours per week).

Duration: The duration of this project is until the end of 2021, with high probability of extension into 2022.

Location: Candidate should be physically located in Europe, and be willing to travel to Karlsruhe, Germany on client demand, depending on project.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a self-service product that allows DevOps teams to easily use the standard streaming and storage technology

  • Provide an enabling service to DevOps team - development guidelines, Quality Assurance capabilities and/or Go-Live service

  • Maintain an overview of the producers and consumers of data backbone

  • Backlog prioritization and sprint planning

  • Stakeholder management

  • Team coordination

  • Support the future operating team with the definition of service level agreement of the data platform

Competencies and Experience

  • Proven experience in Data Lake Knowledge, Cloud Database Technologies (AWS is preferred), Programming (eg. Python), Data Warehousing (Snowflake experience is a bonus)

  • Good knowledge in Data Analysis, Process Mining (eg. Celonis), Machine Learning and Data Science platforms (eg. Palantir Foundry)

  • Experience with Agile software development

  • Experience with software and product development tools such as JIRA (Azura DevOps is preferred)

  • Deep knowledge of software development lifecycle

  • Experience with Energy Trading Solutions and IT landscape is a bonus

  • Fluent in English