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Product Owner / Technical Business Analyst

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

IT, Product
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change.
Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.
We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.
As we grow our business in Texas and the USA, we’re looking for a Technical Business Analyst/Product Owner to help evolve our product for the US market and deliver value to our US customers.
Working alongside the wider US region & client account team, the Technical Business Analyst/Product Owner will be accountable for ensuring that our strategic and bespoke customer projects run smoothly and deliver to plan; will coordinate between multiple external parties; and ensure stakeholders are kept up to date with progress, with risks & issues clearly communicated.

What you'll do

  • Working with the Technical Team lead, you will support owning the roadmap and identifying and undertaking areas of analysis needed to deliver upcoming items on the roadmap
  • Support the Development Team in ensuring delivery of the roadmap, involving the understanding of technical APIs, industry terminology and systems.
  • Analyze and break down work into stories as requirements emerge, helping shape the design and be the point of contact for the team for clarification of requirements where needed.
  • Work alongside developers to build a quality product which customers will love, participating in sprint planning, daily standups, 3 amigos discussions and demos.
  • Write user stories; high level user journey and business process flow charts and conduct ongoing user acceptance testing, product quality sign-off, and product documentation.
  • Be hands on - plan, track, and proactively manage and report on customer projects.
  • Work with our customers to help shape the high level roadmap and prioritize feature development across the platform.
  • Use analytics data and first-hand research to understand user behaviors and inform product and design improvements.
  • Write newsletter and blog updates to keep customers informed of new features being developed/launched.

What you'll need

  • Experience in agile software product management; from inception, requirement gathering, and prioritization through to launch.
  • Experience in managing a live evolving product, prioritizing feature requests from stakeholders, and making value driven decisions.
  • Facilitation skills & comfortable managing inception and requirements elicitation workshops.
  • Solid technical background with hands-on experience in web technologies.
  • Ability to gather requirements from meetings, technical specifications, and process flows.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
  • Experience in UX & UI design is desirable.
  • Experience of working within an Energy Trading environment.
  • Experience of US energy markets and key flows such as DNP3 SCADA interfaces.
  • A passion for clean tech and a strong desire to contribute to the decarbonization of the planet is crucial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
  • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.