Vacancy - Product Owner: supersport.com
Career opportunity: DStv Online - supersport.com product owner
DStv Online is on the hunt for a dynamic new Product Owner. Someone who
is eager to grow and evolve existing products as well as conceptualise
and create new products in the fast-paced ever changing digital space.
If you have a passion for technology and you love sport, we want you to
work in our Portals division. You will be a part of an environment that
thrives on team-work and participation, with an ever-beady eye on
quality, detail, service and user feedback, accountable both to your
internal and external customers. There’s a great career to be had here
at DStv Online…are you ready for the challenge?
If you’re ready to work at an international organisation that operates
in a fast-paced industry with high levels of change and leading-edge
technology adoption, then you’ll fit right in at DStv Online. We are
customer-focussed and socially-aware, and because we’re a multinational
and multicultural organisation, expect to be kept on your toes. You
will have the opportunity to work on expanding products and services in
a highly competitive environment. Your products will touch millions of
users and the benefits to be gained from these products – invaluable!
As a Product Owner in the Portals team, you’ll work closely with the
Portal Manager, the Managing Editor, other Product Owners and the
technical teams who build the DStv Online products. You’ll also make
friends with the architecture teams and the people who bring the sport
to your TV, PC and Mobile Phone. You’ll work closely with external
suppliers who build some platform specific products on your behalf.
Last, but certainly not least – the users who consume this content and
data on a daily basis – our subscribers. Their feedback and input into
your products will mean everything to you.
You’ll quickly get an understanding of how much content we serve up to
our users, and how many platforms this is distributed across. You will
be responsible for the Content Management System, the SuperSport.com
portal – where this content originates – and the API that distributes
this content with other platforms.
This requires teamwork, which means you’ll need to work with the
business to define the requirements in order to achieve your
objectives. You will also need to prioritise scope and plan your
deliverables. Part of your job description as Product Owner will be to
work with the technical teams to ensure that your products are created
and delivered to the standard that you require.
This includes coordinating and driving the work of the project team,
managing relationships with all the project stakeholders, business
sponsors and owners, and identifying and managing project issues and
Sound like the challenge you are up for?
It goes without saying, but we need you to be competent in a few areas
to qualify for this job and deliver the high levels of quality that we
expect of all our team members. Knowledge of the product lifecycle is a
no-brainer, and it won’t hurt if you have some knowledge of Video on
Demand or broadcast technologies, or if you come from the mobile
technology space. You will need to have a proven track record in
product management, with a keen eye for detail and a solid
understanding of user interface best practice.
Piece of cake? We thought so. Best you start polishing that CV of yours.
If you can read and write (or type…who uses pens nowadays anyway?),
it’s a good start. Managing outputs and expectations is a massive part
of your job. The relationships you’ll form and nurture in the business
with challenge you constantly, you’ll need an agile mind and will have
to know your game inside out. Providing answers quickly, and making
good decisions under pressure is definitely a requirement. Life in a
pressure cooker should be an exciting prospect.
You will need to keep focus, stick to your guns and remain creative all
at the same time.
If you have the ability to persuade and influence without resorting to
Chinese water torture…that’s also a plus.
Here at DStv Online, we’re a creative bunch. We’re young, we’re hungry
for success and we want to be the best at what we do, not only in a
South African context, but also on a global stage. Call us
overachievers if you like…we like to think of it as “another day at the
If you’re team-, detail- and service-orientated, and are able to
withstand pressure, you’ll fit in as a DStv Online Product Owner. We
want you to take this career opportunity and run with it. Make it your
own. Be assertive; exude self-confidence; have some flexibility to take
on some big projects. What are you waiting for? Your CV isn’t going to
mail itself to us is it?!
Education and Experience
We only want the best. So if you can put a check-mark (or two…or three)
next to each of the following, you’re ready to meet us:
- Relevant Degree
- Knowledge of the product lifecycle
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of sport - especially
football, rugby and cricket.
- Understanding of the digital television market
- At least 5 years’ hands-on relationship modelling, and
product experience in an online environment
- Proven project management ability for a single product or
set of products
- Online portal experience
- Experience with mobile products
If you think…actually, if you KNOW you’ve got what it takes to fit in
with us as a Product Owner, send your CV through to Nyameka.firstname.lastname@example.org
Do it. Do it now.
The closing date
for all applications is
15 February, 2013
– pretty soon, so get cracking! If you
haven't heard from us by 22
, consider your application unsuccessful.
Please note: We’re not
responsible for copies of your CVs and we won’t be returning them after