We’re on the lookout for… 

Experienced Product Owners

Join our team and be responsible for delivering a product vision that is leading the way towards carbon zero housing. We’re looking for passionate product people with the technical and business acumen to own the successful delivery of user, buyer and technology outcomes. This is about so much more than grooming backlogs and delivering user stories.  

It’s a chance to be part of a growing, friendly team trying to make a positive difference in combating the climate emergency. Recent investment means we’re growing and delivering fast, but we’re still small enough that you’ll be working with everyone from founders to customers. 

What’s in it for you?  

Diversity: We actively look to reflect the variety of our world and welcome the widest diversity of applicants – it’s only your talent and experience that matters. 

Permanent: We’re a growing SME and see this role as a permanent member of our growing team. We’ve got lots of plans up our sleeves for exciting new things!  

Working Hours: We’re looking for about 37.5 hours a week for this role – what would generally be called Full Time. How that breaks into days or a working pattern will be agreed with your line manager, we are very flexible but we must make sure that our customers are always receiving the best service.    

Working Times: Our policy allows working anywhere at anytime, ultimate flexibility. We’d like at least some of your working hours to be coordinated with other internal and external team members to ensure we’re being efficient and communicating effectively. We think work should fit your lifestyle, so you can work when you can be most efficient! 

Location: We’d like to see you in our Cardiff city centre offices often enough for you to be able to do the job effectively, integrate our ethos and work with the team. But otherwise, we’re focused on you doing the work, not where you choose to do it. We’re fully set up for virtual working! 

Salary: We’ll be competitive (of course) so we’re budgeting around £50,000 per annum depending on experience. This also depends on what we agree between us your preferred weekly total hours. 

Perks: You’re helping save the planet! 

Also, 6% pension contribution from us; healthcare with family & dental options; electric vehicle scheme; equity scheme; cycle to work scheme; training & development support of course; office fruit bowl & refreshments! 

What we’re after 

We want team players who’ll integrate well, pitch in to help others as needed, and make being at work at least something approaching fun from time to time.  

We’re a small but growing business, and you’ll need to be self-motivated, completely trustworthy and able to manage your own delivery to hit milestones. You’ll need good attention to detail, together with the experience to know when to stop analysing and get delivering. You’ll also be conscientious and will welcome metrics on your product releases so we can learn together and drive the right product roadmap.  

This certainly isn’t a back office delivery job: you’ll be flying the flag for us to a range of internal and external stakeholders, so being personable and a good communicator with strong emotional intelligence will be important.  

Being a bit “eco” definitely isn’t going to hurt either! 

What we’ll be asking you to do 

You will be responsible for the end to end development and delivery of apps and software that enable Sero to deliver zero carbon homes at scale.  

We’re currently looking for two product owners: 

  • Leading our survey capture app, which harvests building attributes and condition data for our zero carbon pathways tool. 
  • Driving delivery of the Building Passport app, a digital toolkit for planning and delivering new zero homes.  

Your responsibilities will include; 

  • Partner with the Product Manager to translate the product roadmap into a viable delivery plan.
  • Understand market needs and clearly document objectives and user stories.
  •  Work with internal and external stakeholders to prioritise the right user stories at the right time.
  • Ensure traceability is maintained between epics and user stories, roadmaps and delivery plans.
  • Undertake UX research to ensure that we’re building coherent user journeys.
  • Ensure that user interaction with every released feature is measurable to agreed outcomes.
  • Engage with IT technology suppliers on new or existing  solutions.
  • Assume responsibility for release approval including QA.
  • Develop and provide cost estimates and timelines.

 What about skills & qualifications? 

At least 3 years’ experience as a UK product owner.  

Experience of shaping delivery plans, driving strong sprint velocity across multiple teams, undertaking UX research, user story prioritisation, and delivery of whole end to end apps and software. 

Highly developed oral and written communication skills. 

Experience of supplier relationship management. 

A combination of strong technical proficiency and business awareness. A university degree is preferable and SCPO certification or equivalent would be a bonus. 

Who are we? 

Sero was founded to make a connection between homes and energy, and to use technology to make both these easier and smarter together. We do this to save our customers money and to save them time, but we also do it to save our planet. 

To tackle the Climate Emergency, we provide clever energy services that automatically reduces the carbon footprint of the homes we run. To do this, we work with other home builders and landlords to help them understand what to do with their buildings to achieve this. 

We also try and lead by example, so through our sister company Sero Homes we build true zero carbon homes, set in ecologically vibrant spaces and places (there’s a and Biodiversity Crisis too!), so that our homes help to build a community. 

Interested? 

If you think we’re a match, please get in touch! 

We’d like a C.V., but send it with a covering note too please that tells us why you’d be our perfect fit for our team.  

Your note can be a letter, email, video snippet, go crazy, give us a little bit of your character…