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Senior Product Owner (m/f/d)

Tech & Engineering
Remote Germany + 9 more locations
Full Time
Experienced Professionals
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When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Remote Germany, Bad Honnef, Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart

Grow with us – Start your career at IU International University!

Support our Team at one of our locations or remotely across Germany, starting immediately in full-time as Senior Product Owner (m/f/d).

Your tasks
  • Product Strategy and Vision: You define and articulate the long-term product strategy and vision for your product area, aligning it with the overall business goals and define product roadmaps that drive customer satisfaction and business success.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration: You collaborate closely with design and engineering teams. You provide guidance and support, resolve conflicts, and facilitate collaboration to ensure the product's timely and successful launch.

  • Product Discovery: You don’t get carried away by the volume of stakeholder requirements and complexities. You dive deep into your area in collaboration with your business stakeholders, identify the underlying problem, link the user and the system perspective, and derive scalable simple solutions.

  • Product Planning and Execution: You are not scared of planning and progress tracking. You develop and maintain detailed product plans, including feature prioritization, release schedules, and resource allocation. You work with engineering teams to define technical requirements, scope projects, and track progress. You are responsible for driving the execution of the product roadmap, ensuring alignment with business objectives and customer expectations.

  • Product performance: A product is not done with its delivery. You monitor and evaluate product performance, iterate on the product roadmap, and drive product success through effective launch and adoption strategies.

  • Stakeholder Management: You engage with internal and stakeholders to provide updates on product strategies, roadmap progress, and business impact. You effectively communicate complex concepts and trade-offs, build consensus, and influence decision-making.

Your profile
  • You have 5+ years of experience in product management of complex products in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment. And you have loved every minute of it.

  • You have strong analytical skills and the ability to dive deep to get to the best solution. You can break down complex processes and create simple solutions around explicit business requirements.

  • You strive the right balance between defending your plans and adapting to new circumstances. Change doesn’t scare you.

  • You have a track record of delivering complex products, defining iterations and aligning roll-outs with stakeholders.

  • You follow a data driven approach, KPIs are in your DNA and you are constantly iterating on and improving your product.

  • You possess strong stakeholder management skills to effectively communicate and align with these cross-functional teams.

  • You can inspire and influence teams, facilitate collaboration, and build consensus among diverse stakeholders. You possess excellent communication skills in German and English to articulate the product vision, gain support, and drive alignment with business objectives.

  • Ideally you have experience with CRM and omnichannel software e.g. Salesforce.

We offer
  • Shape your career: Rapid growth opens many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we'll help you make it happen.

  • Work from wherever you want …: Modern tools and video meetings make it possible: with IU, the boundaries between here and there blur. You want to work from abroad for a while? No problem thanks to our WorkFlex benefits.

  • … and flexible time: It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

  • You have the choice: You are free to choose your equipment, because everyone has its own preferences when it comes to hardware.

  • Take your knowledge to a new level: Benefit from a 100% discount on tuition fees for an IU combined degree in the tech sector and many other free training courses. There is always something new to learn.

  • Get a good rest: we push ourselves every day to go above and beyond. But we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation for all employees. Need some time off? How about a sabbatical?

Join our product development team at Germany's largest university with over 100,000 students! We are passionate, competitive, open to anything new – and we live to develop anything that makes our students' digital education experience and our IU services better, to achieve our vision "Everybody can access education to grow".

Sounds like the perfect job for you? Then apply now!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Gizem at Gizem.keles@iu.org.

Words are followed by actions: We take our "Culture Of Everyone" very seriously and would like to take this opportunity to expressly point out that you are welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Even if you have a disability, our doors are wide open to you. We look forward to a diverse community here at IU!

Your personal contact
Your personal contact - Gizem Keles

Gizem Keles

Tech Recruiterin

Our explosive growth pushes us to always reinvent ourselves. My daily tasks are very different from one year ago. IU is a unique opportunity for those who want to learn and grow at speed.
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Marco Kukulies
IU asked me in my interview what I wished to do—today I’m doing it. I have the freedom to work as I please, develop what I feel is needed, and I am fully supported with my career development plan.
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Anton Stangl
Software Developer
What we’ll do for you
Design your ideal career and pathway
Explosive growth enables great opportunities. Tell us your dream career, and we will help you make it a reality.
Work from home, work from anywhere
We blur the lines between local and remote by embracing collaborative & video meeting technologies.
Flexible working times
It’s your call. We trust you will get things done.
Up level your education
You have free access to all our E-Learning platforms and we will fully finance a Technology Degree of your choice.
30 days annual vacation for everyone
We strive for greatness, but we all take time-off to recharge.
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
Always connected
Our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, tools, & methods empower us to collaborate and innovate from anywhere, anytime—with agility and speed.
Your personal technology
Leave it to us. We provide you with a leading-edge smartphone, Mac, tablet, ergonomic office stool, and complete Home Office equipment. You may also choose your preferred hardware and IDE.
The location
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Remote Germany
With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
About the team
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Tech & Engineering
We push the outside of the envelope, challenge what exists, and do what hasn’t been done before—building an unbreakable connection between people and education. That’s how we roll in Tech & Engineering at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

Unrestricted access to learning is a life-changing concept. We build solutions for digital education that are accessible wherever we go. They’re mobile, always on, and everywhere. Advancing through AI, NLP, Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud platforms, and Software Development, we are leading the digital transformation of education in the era of Industry 4.0.
Our core values

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

Tech & Engineering FAQs

How is the IU-Tech Team structured?
Starting with three Techies, we have grown to 60+ developers in three years. We are spread across 17 teams, in three technical clusters: IU EDU TECH, IU MAR TECH and IU ORG TECH.
What are my responsibilities in the IU EDU Tech-Team?
You will be responsible for building IT solutions for our 100,000+ students—ranging from Moodle based learning management systems, to portals based on vueJS and nestJS, to native iOS apps.
What are my responsibilities in the IU MAR-Team?
You will be responsible for developing high-performance websites and landing pages using Laravel, Tailwind, and vueJS. In addition, you will get to develop AI driven customer-centric solutions.
What are my responsibilities in the IU ORG-Team?
In Dev/Ops you will be responsible for developing complex ERP Solutions based fully on TypeScript, nestJS, and vueJS, and implementation in a Kafka event-sourcing driven micro-service architecture.
Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
Of course! We are happy to have you on board.
What Tech-Stack is used at IU?
We love PHP and JavaScript. You will find little jQuery here, mostly typed JavaScript in the form of vueJs and nestJS in the backend. From PHP in Moodle to micro-services in OOP PHP using the Laravel framework. All projects are GIT based and use CI/CD processes. No one is pushing code through the ether via FTP on Saturday night. Laravel / vueJs / Kafka / Tailwind / MariaDB / MongoDB / AWS / Docker / Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket) / ...