Product Owner Device & School Management

Job description

Snappet is looking for a Product Owner. Will you join our team?

Improve the learning results of children: that’s what we do at Snappet. We develop smart software that enables teachers and children to get the best results. Our software is used in more than 3000 schools across The Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, USA and Spain and used by more than 300.000 students. We strive to deliver continuous improvement of our products to support all these schools and students. Only the best people can help us with that!

As Product Owner within the Device & School Management team, together with the team, you are responsible for:

  • Device management of hundreds of thousands user devices.
  • Integration with other Learning Management systems.
  • Back-end systems for onboarding, authentication and authorization of Snappet schools.

As a Product Owner at Snappet, you and the team strive to improve the learning results. You are able to think out abstract matters, have experience and take pleasure in the development of complex technical products that do not always have a UI. You understand the wishes of the users and of the market. Also, you are the link between stakeholders and the Snappet scrum team. You can explain to the team exactly which user stories should be developed in the next sprints.

In your role as Product Owner, you map out the different needs of stakeholders. You discuss how these needs fit within the current backlog. Not because you seek consensus between these stakeholders, but because you want to find the best solution for a suitable product. Together with the development team, you’ll write feasible user stories and draw up clear acceptance criteria. You also participate in the implementation of the product. You investigate whether the first result is in line with expectations. After that it is tested again and the product is ready for release.

A sprint takes 2 weeks at Snappet. You create a unique product together with the testers and with the engineers. At the end of each sprint, you and your team will present the results to interested colleagues.

Other responsibilities as Product Owner

  •  You connect with the team, the stakeholders and with the organization.
  •  You are the owner of the product backlog and it’s clear for everyone what the team is working on.
  •  You work closely with the scrum master and the development team, you are available for answering questions and giving   feedback on the work being done.
  •  You identify the underlying need – the question behind the question – of feature requests and convert it into a user story   with clear acceptance criteria.
  •  You know how to convey the vision of the product to internal and external stakeholders and improve it together with them.
  •  You take care of the release and proper functioning of the product for the customers.
  •  You understand how the product works and you investigate the customer’s experience of the product.
  •  You see the importance of improvements to the technical architecture and you can weigh that against functional   improvements and explain it to stakeholders.


We ask:

  •  Experience as Product Owner and you like to be the link between stakeholders and the development team.
  •  You are able to communicate with different stakeholders.
  •  Strong stakeholder and roadmap management skills
  •  Experience with product development in an agile environment, where scrum is the used framework.
  •  Speaks and writes English fluently.

We offer:

  • An excellent salary.
  • Plenty of room for own input.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Office in Utrecht next to the Central Station.
  • An arcade cabinet and foosball table.
  • Pleasant activities outside working hours.