Product Owner

Winamp · Anderlecht, Brussels
Department Winamp
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Winamp is a legendary media player with a story that goes back to the very beginning of digital audio in 1997. It has a vibrant and committed community of 80 million active users worldwide.

We envision the remastered Winamp to become the ultimate platform for audio enthusiasts, a universal space where fans connect to their favorite artists, podcasts, radios & more.

We continuously seek new ways of shaking the audio world through innovation and user empowerment. We believe in a universal audio player for everyone and everywhere. We're true music fanatics who know how to have fun, and so the team keeps on growing.


Do you want to join the adventure and help us shape the audio player of the future, in a company that values innovation and creativity? Then this position might be for you!

 

We are looking for a few different PO profiles, each with a different focus. Don't hesitate to apply if you have PO/PM experience in either:

- mobile applications 

- API platforms

- components


You will work in an international team of 20 experienced engineers working on different products and platforms in Bruxelles, New York, Paris and Luxembourg. We work through an Agile/Scrum approach, while empowering our team with different initiatives and practices.

 

This role involves huge challenges, but also equally big opportunities and learning possibilities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • You will work closely with the other product owners and the product manager as a part of super motivated team.
  • You will define and identify the features of your pillar and work with internal and external developers team to bring your backlog to life.
  • You will do the follow-up to assure everyone is on the same track while working on the different building blocks of the Winamp platform.


You will:

  • Be responsible for your product’s pillar and it’s backlog
  • Coordinate with the product team and prioritize resources in a broader roadmap than just your own
  • Work out features together with the team, keeping the product vision in mind
  • Keep track and map out project dependencies and identify risks


Required experience:

  • at least 5 years' experience in Project or Product Management 


Required skills:

You have the qualities of a servant leader, who can encourage teams in finding compromises & solutions to complete their projects and who is able to generate empathy and goodwill in (potentially) high-pressure situations.

  • You are passionate about anything audio and especially music
    • Knowledge of the inner workings of the industry is a plus
    • Good taste in music is optional
  • You have a good understanding of tech
    • Experience with SaaS/PaaS, product development, SLAs
    • Are agile or other relevant methodology certified
  • You are able to synthesize, connect and present complex ideas to various audiences
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Comfortable with public speaking & pitching ideas
    • Outstanding written communication skills (you love writing perfect tickets) 
  • You have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Able to work independently (or as the leader of a small team) as a pragmatic, neutral facilitator between teams
    • Strong rational empathy and servant leadership skills
    • Experience in coordinating teams in a multi-vendor, multi-time zone environment
    • Proven ability in managing relationships with high-level stakeholders


Good to know:

We aim to assemble a global team in which everyone values inclusivity, intelligence, and kindness as the foundations for how we work.

  • Audiovalley’s HQ is in Brussels (where we speak French, Dutch and English)
  • The Winamp team can be global (working language is English)
  • Flexibility, balance and general well-being are essential parts of work & life


As a team, we advocate new ways of working:

  • We work agile
    • By defining & respecting conventions based on best practices from Agile, Lean, Scrum, DevOps, and other methodologies
    • By focussing on flow (addressing constraints, providing continuous feedback)
    • By valuing individual responsibilities, contributions & accountability
  • We continuously improve
    • By succeeding & failing together as a team and learning from experience
    • By putting thought into how we work
    • By using dedicated R&D time, experimenting & sharing knowledge


What we offer:

  • Full-time, permanent contract in the music industry
  • A young work environment, with plenty of room for growth
  • Competitive package
  • Homeworking policy

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  • Location
    Anderlecht, Brussels
  • Department
    Winamp
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced