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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Valenture Institute is a private online high school offering an academically rigorous, socially-rich learning experience that equips students with the skills and courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.


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    Product Architect

    Description

    Valenture is an exciting new start-up in the online education space. Our mission is to evolve what it means to “go” to school by transforming physical limitations into digital opportunities. We do this by providing students worldwide with a fully supported, global online high school experience, steeped in academic excellence and rooted in sustainable practices. We believe in providing more than just a quality online education – we’re dedicated to building and empowering a purpose-driven, global student body and equipping them to make the best of both their individual and collective futures.

    The role:

    Summary:

    The Product Architect is the main technical interface between DS&T, Product Managers who represent business stakeholders and (where applicable) outsourced service providers. As a member of the Product Steering Committee, the Product Architect represents DS&T to guide product strategy, define scope and prioritise work, manage product backlogs, plan and execute sprints, and coordinate QA and deployments for products within their portfolio.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Understand product vision and business needs to define requirements and architectural solutions for portfolio products.

    • Engage with Product Managers and business stakeholders to clarify objectives and identify functional requirements for portfolio products.

    • Engage Analysts to document technical requirements, user stories and acceptance criteria based on business needs pertaining to portfolio products.

    • Maintain portfolio product roadmaps and backlogs (product owner).

    • Work with the Project Manager to identify, plan and track milestones and resources.

    • Liaise with, coordinate and oversee internal and external human resources to implement sprints utilising appropriate agile methodologies.

    • Assist with technical implementation where necessary (and where capacity allows) including writing code, performing code reviews, writing tests and other implementation-related activities.

    • Facilitate engagements between DS&T team members and business stakeholders (as necessary) to resolve queries, clarify requirements and agree on deliverables.

    • Coordinate engagement with other DS&T pods where appropriate (e.g. where new integration endpoints are required).

    • Work with Software Quality Manager to perform SIT, regression testing and coordinate UAT (with Product Managers) to validate that deliverables meet technical and business expectations.

    • Work with DevOps Manager to plan and execute deployments into production environment providing business impact context. Perform post-deployment validation and regression testing as necessary.

    • Maintain technical documentation relating to the portfolio products.

    • Triage escalated production issues relating to portfolio products and coordinate resolution with the Software Quality Manager.

    • Assist with issues that require technical expertise or complex systems knowledge relating to portfolio products.

    • Develop deep knowledge of portfolio product domain, ecosystems, alternative options and proactively make recommendations on product direction.

    Requirements

    Advantageous:

    • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

    • Minimum of 5 years software development experience (full stack)

    • Minimum of 5 years business analysis experience

    • Minimum of 3 years DevOps experience

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Proven organisational abilities

    • Problem-solving aptitude

    • Strategic thinking

      • Agile project management experience and/or certification

      • QA experience and/or certification

      • Experience managing development teams

      • DevOps management experience

    Benefits

    • Family member discount to Valenture Institute

    • Remote working

    • Voluntary savings programme

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Valenture Institute on apply.workable.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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