Technical Product Owner (Identity)


    O2 Telefonica

    Job grade: PCGU

    VM Level: 5

    Location: Slough

    Closing Date: 24/06/2022


    It matters to us that Team O2 is as diverse as the communities we serve. 

    We’re aware that we need more diversity in our senior leadership roles, so we welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. 

    Whoever you are, O2 has a place for you. 

    Come join us.


    About the Role:

    As a Technical Product Owner (TPO) you’ll be the owner of all technical aspect of your product’s delivery including architecture, solution design, service design, technical assurance and governance. You’ll be working alongside the Product Owner to ensure all technical requirements for a great quality product are included on the product roadmap.


    You’ll be empowered to make tough decisions, implement best practices and provide compromises when situations are not ideal.


    You’ll Ideally have extensive experience of using agile methodology. However, no prior agile experience could be compensated by the right attitude, adaptability and a desire to learn new ways of working.

    The TPO will be expected to use Lean-Agile ways of maintaining and defining architecture and design (such as Evolutionary Architecture) and provide thought leadership around technical aspects of their product.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Oversees and has accountability for the solution architecture, design and technical governance of the Customer Identity platform and projects delivering change to it
    • Strategic design definition and mapping of business requirements and solutions to system/technical requirements
    • Work with Product Owners to formalise logic that guides backlog prioritisation
    • Evolve architecture as per agile practices to enable better value for money, scalability, robustness and alignment to product KPIs
    • Along with your EA peers, run Architecture Review and Validation sessions with the product teams
    • Create and maintain a knowledge repository for the product covering architecture, design, service, support documentation and be accountable for sign-off of all technical artefacts related to the Identity platform
    • Regularly review deliverables and seek feedback from key IT and business stakeholders to ensure they meet technology and business needs

    What We Need from You:

    • Demonstrates Architecture and Design Leadership
    • Experienced in Agile and Lean delivery methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, DevOps, Continuous Delivery etc.
    • Strong technical background whilst understanding the business value that technologies bring to a business
    • Experience with Web and Mobile technologies and architecture patterns such as Microservices architecture, Serverless and Cloud computing, RESTful APIs etc.
    • Working understanding of the OAuth2 and OpenIdConnect technical standards
    • Excellent communication, influencing, negotiation and relationship-building skills; ability to build consensus within and across a diverse organization
    • Works effectively in a group or individually with Technical and Non-Technical team members and customers



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    We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  

    Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform – O2 Campus. 

    We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  

    Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 

    If you have any questions around the role then please email who will be happy to help.