Senior Product Owner – Payments Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1643328
Number of vacancies 1
Location Manchester or Blackpool
Salary Up to £51,963
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 20%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more…

Closing date 28 August 2019

Job description

Check out the futuristic work the team are getting up to here.

We’re looking for talented Senior Product Owners to join DWP’s Digital Delivery for Shared Platforms (DDSP) project and become a key part of one of the UK’s biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes, a once-in-a-generation tech-driven reform of government products and services.

What is DDSP?

Digital Delivery for Shared Platforms evolves and transforms some of the most critical systems in DWP, unleashing the potential of Digital services to reduce overheads, cost and friction for citizen and agent-facing services.

Our Integration Technologies, Payment Services and Citizen Information teams work together to enable the successful delivery of services across DWP.

You’ll join our brilliant DDSP Payments Services team.

Payments are core to the services we provide; they are critical to helping people live better lives. We are the biggest payer in the UK serving some 22m people, who collectively receive a total of £170b annually, delivered on time and in the best form for them.

Tech innovation, open banking and changing customer needs mean payments are being transformed at pace in DWP and externally. We are thinking radically about how we deliver and evolve payment services and how ambitious we need to be to meet the future needs of the Department, our citizens, Government and industry. We need Payment Services need to be efficient, modern, fast, scalable, flexible and innovative, available 24/7. We need you to help us get there. 

You and your role

As a Senior Product Owner, you will manage the development of highly visible and key strategic products – Payments for DWP Digital. You’ll provide strategic and tactical product leadership for product decisions, leveraging your knowledge of user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities for the delivery team and managing the product roadmap.

You’ll have extensive experience in the creation design or concept of a significant programme in an organisation or product of significant scale; be it a large application, system or service or even a significant change programme. Some banking and payments experience would also be really useful.

Here you’ll provide expertise and leadership working as part of a larger product team, managing more junior Product Owners. Or you may work with a Lead Product Owner to manage multiple products.

What are we looking for?

Where will you work?

You’ll join us in one of  our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Blackpool or Manchester where we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multi-disciplinary teams think big and try new things.

In Blackpool, we’re accessible from across the North West. Our building sits in some beautiful natural grounds, which we share with wild rabbits, birds, fish and a family of otters. We have great facilities including a gym and a restaurant.

In Manchester we have the best of the city on our doorstep, with loads of great places nearby to meet, eat or to soak up a bit of culture. We have brilliant views over St Peter’s Square, looking out over Central Library and the Town Hall. We’re really handy for the train, bus or the tram, and we have a basement level lock up (with showers) for your bike.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £51,963, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

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