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Software Product Owner

Job ID 12248678 Veröffentlichungsdatum 18/06/2019 Lieu: Abu Dhabi, Abū Z̧aby
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our achitects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Thales has built a presence in the United Arab Emirates for over 35 years, and today has over 300 employees. Thales in the UAE is part of our Middle East business that has 1,800 people across Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and UAE. Together we delivered technology for the Dubai metro, the longest driverless metro network in the world and a fare collection system that processes up to 250,000 transactions per day. We make UAE a safer place by providing secure electronic payment solutions, cyber security systems and communications as well as security systems for Dubai International Airport and air traffic management and navigation systems for Abu Dhabi’s airport.


The role will be required travel to European destinations, on occasion for extended periods to work as an integrated member of an international engineering product software development team.

The Software product owner will ensure that software engineering activity is managed in accordance with the project requirements as defined by the SEM, the Solution and software architects. 

The role represents the customers interests which should be translated to the software development team in terms of:

  • Defining the order in which the features will be developed and being empowered by the organisation to take decisions concerning the direction the software product development and priorities.
  • Definition of the software product and providing estimates of feature value in cooperation with the stakeholders expecting value from the product (customers, users, product line managers, etc)
  • Being the sole person responsible to manage the product backlog in terms of content and priorities.
  • Ensuring that the backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all appropriate stakeholders, demonstrating what the Scrum team will work on and when stage releases will be delivered.
  • Managing the development by the return obtained in terms of business value and project priority.
  • Assuring consistency between the product produced and the domain product / project strategy.
  • Specifying the need, defining acceptance criteria, setting the expected levels of functional quality, flagging any ambiguities, validating the completed features.
  • Collecting feedback and formulating action plans relating to end user and other stakeholder feedback during iteration reviews.


The candidate will have a minimum 3 years’ experience as a Product owner and 5 years’ experience in a software development role.

The candidate should have experience in application software development (with JAVA and C/C++ implementations)

Experience in management tools related to agile software development : GIT, JIRA, SVN

Must have technical writing experience (in English language) and ability to produce configuration details


Qualified to bachelor degree standard or equivalent experience in a Software development and systems integration environment

Must have high fluency in spoken and written English & French (Arabic would be also be preferred).

Certification in Agile Methodology and JAVA  is preferred

Knowledge of Linux system is prefered.

JIRA and Python knowledge is advantageous.


The role requires significant client and supplier facing interaction in a technical context and the candidate should have demonstrated experience in this environment.

The candidate must have hands on experience in JAVA-EE development or/and JavaScript.

A working experience with Real time Software, Radio Protocol, Radio wave, and communication is a preferred.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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