Lead Product Owner

Job description

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

Help improve the learning results of children: that’s what we aim for at Snappet. We develop smart software that enables teachers and children to get the best results. On a daily basis our software is used in over 3500 schools across Europe and USA 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.

We are looking for an experienced Lead Product Owner to join Snappet’s growing development community. You will take on the challenge of contributing to learning results, by leading your team of Product Owners and helping them in delivering promising innovations with 8 agile DevOps teams.

You will play a key role in helping the Product Owners and the teams to optimize delivery, prioritization and planning. You will work with your Product Owners and with key stakeholders to ensure that the teams contribute to Snappet's mission in the best way possible, making sure that functionality and MVPs can be brought to classrooms as early as possible. You will clarify the key objectives, ensure an effective and consistent way of working, and drive continuous improvement. As an inspiring leader, you will clarify and manage the PO role/responsibilities, helping the PO team to get to top performance and growth.

In this role, you will report to the CTO and work together with other Chapter Leads in leading the Development department. You will ensure effective collaboration between Product Owners and the research groups, ensuring that research results are effectively picked up by Product Owners and teams. You are a true people manager, capable of motivating and coaching people, so they can develop themselves and feel empowered of their own personal growth. Together with your team of Product Owners you will strive to maximize the impact that you can make to Snappet’s mission: to help improve the learning results of children.


The ideal candidate:

  • Has a proven track record as Product Owner or similar within a software/product company.
  • Has multiple years of experience in a management role.
  • Brings an agile mindset, easily adapting to a continuously changing environment.
  • Creates a high performance culture within a dynamic and international environment.
  • Is an inspirational leader for Product Owners and teams and knows how to build trust.
  • Is highly disciplined and result-oriented.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about best practices related to agile product development, adjusting these to what is needed within Snappet.
  • Relevant higher education or university degree.
  • Lives in The Netherlands or planning to move, making it easy to be in the Utrecht-based office.

What we offer:

  • Excellent employment terms.
  • Working with experienced and driven colleagues.
  • Working in a dynamic and international environment.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Office right next to Utrecht Central Station.
  • Regular activities to share knowledge and connect with other colleagues.
  • The possibility to contribute to better learning results for children!

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please email to: HR@snappet.org