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Technical Product Owner | Enterprise IT - Retail | Dubai

Date: 28-Sep-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 104168

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.


Role Purpose

The Technical Product Owner (TPO) works with the Business Leaders in the development of the IT Portfolio (IT Roadmap) for the business unit, aligned with its strategic goals, and is the main contact person for the business unit. The TPO also manages the technical aspects of the product development alongside the Product Owner/Manager acting as a bridge that connects business and development teams, grooming the requirements and providing technical assistance in the backlog ordering, creation and communication.


About the Job:

Technical Solution Envisioning and Relationship Management

  • Build a strong partnership with business unit leadership (business domain) and other key stakeholders to become fully integrated in decision-making and driving business strategic priorities
  • Work alongside Business Product Owner to define, manage and accept user stories
  • Participate in RFx process and evaluates functional capabilities of vendors/solutions
  • Evaluating the proposed solution to ensure business fitment
  • Support development of business cases, operating model changes, solutions, business buy-in and integrate in planning and budgeting cycles
  • Bring new thinking and innovation to the business


Technical Solution Delivery

  • Contribute to the solution definition and architecture development (including phase out plans) with the Principal Engineer
  • Support the Sr.Program Manager and Scrum Master/ Project Manager in the program/ project plan definition
  • Take part in sprint planning and clear all technical questions
  • Support the Product Manager with the elaboration of the Product Backlog and be responsible for User Stories to meet DOR (definition of ready), in particular:
    • Breakdown of User Stories
    • Specifying the User Stories acceptance criteria
    • References to UX/UI, High-Level Design (HLD) and Low-Level Design (LLD)
  • Contribute to the improvement of the solution demand & delivery practices, procedures, methodologies and tools
  • Prepares/contributes to the preparation of the Business Requirements Documents (BRD) in traditional projects


About You:

Education: Degree in Computer Science/IT/Engineering/Science


Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 

  • Experience with working in SCRUM or Agile environments and in the conduction of Design Thinking sessions
  • Strong knowledge in UX design, website and mobile development etc
  • Demonstrable experience working in a similar role


Job Specific Skills:

Retail/Automotive/Finance/Treasure/Insurance/Banking/Real Estate business operating model and experience; Vertical business system, technology and related best practice knowledge




  • Business Process Design
  • Agile Methods
  • Design Thinking


  • IT Quality Assurance
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Vendor Management
  • Risk Management


  • Solution Design & Architecture
  • Infrastructure and Technology
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • IT Security Management
  • Service Management


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