Zen Ex Machina (ZXM) is looking for a Product Owner Consultant in Canberra Australia, to lead one of our Consultant Scrum Teams.
Everyone at ZXM has three jobs, even our Product Owners.
You'll be helping clients solve their agile problems. This will include sales, stakeholder engagement, sales, and deliver management using Scrum through the Product Backlog, as well as agile coaching.
You'll be working and collaborating as part of a Scrum Team of consultants across different sites. You'll work side-by-side with a Scrum Master to manage delivery.
You'll be demonstrating agile thought leadership by writing blog posts, presenting at conferences, and demonstrating to others inside ZXM and to clients what it means to be truly agile.
You must have experience as a Product Owner in a commercial setting. You must have 10+ years of deep, applied, agile experience. You must be a thought leader in the community.
You must have experience managing budgets of $2M+, writing proposals, and engaging in sales conversations with C-level executives and middle managers on agile.
As the Product Owner, you will lead the team by optimising the value of consultant work for ZXM and its clients through the Product Backlog.
We're not looking for agile deliver managers or project managers. This is a Product Owner role. You must have 10+ years experience as a Product Owner with experience in large scale agile environments. You'll be teaching and coaching other program-level delivery agile practitioners.
You need to have an understanding of the machinery of government, APS culture, and the challenges of creating change within a traditional corporate management hierarchy. If you're an EL2 with agile experience then this role might be for you.
We have a reputation for a very high standard of work. You'll need to be precise and up-to-date in your agile terminology, be able to write to team-level and executive audiences, and work to a very high Definition of Done for consultant deliverables like reports and proposals.
We’re looking for people with deep, applied agile experience with a focus on being a Product Owner.
If you’ve only got experience serving as an organisational leader in a capacity other than as a coach, and serving as a solo Scrum Trainer in a classroom setting without a specific client focus, then this isn’t the experience we’re looking for.
We’re looking for people with deep, applied agile coaching experience. Serving as an organisational leader in another capacity than as coach, and serving as a solo Scrum Trainer in a classroom setting without a specific client focus, does not count as agile coaching experience.
What does working as a Product Owner with a ZXM Consultant Scrum Team look like?
The team never shy away from hard work. Change is hard. Change at scale is even harder. Seniors help juniors by working in a Scrum Team of consultants.
Our goal is to improve people's way of working, not improve our egos and embed ourselves permanently into a client site.
Agile is always changing, so whether its formal learning or researching new techniques, the team is always growing its knowledge.
The ZXM team works across dozens of client teams. There's no "my team". They triage issues and tackle them through working to a backlog.
To support you at work (and play) we offer some great perks: up to 5 weeks off to relax and recharge, an annual allowance to support your learning and growth, a mobile data allowance, a laptop to support mobility across multiple client sites and discounts on Scrum.org certification.
We believe that people’s unique contributions drive ZXM’s success. This is why we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or physical or mental disability status. We’re stronger together.
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