Full-Time Product Owner – Identity and Access Management
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Product Owner – Identity & Access Management
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities. We employ over 5400 academic and professional staff to support 41,000+ students making us one of NZ’s largest employers. Our IT environment is extensive, ranging from traditional IT solutions through to technology that supports cutting-edge learning, teaching and research activity. With close to 50,000 end users there is a unique level of complexity and scale in all IT strategy and operations.
Digital Strategy and Architecture works alongside all areas of the University providing strategic direction, innovation and guidance focussed on delivering optimal value through present and future digital capabilities, solutions and assets.
The Identity and Access Management team is responsible for ensuring that the Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, procedures, and standards are in place, reviewed regularly, and adhered to in order to protect the data and an individual’s identity from unlawful use or exposure. They also champion and communicate information to all stakeholders about new initiatives and developments in IAM that enable the University to achieve its strategic goals.
To enable the high levels of service provided by the IAM Practice they use an extensive product portfolio and manage this with the assistance of IT Services. An opportunity has now arisen for an experienced Product Owner to join Identity & Access Management and oversee the health of its product portfolio and enable the delivery of its strategy.
The Product owner for IAM is responsible for delivering product value by working with stakeholders to understand their needs and developing a vision and a product backlog that aims to achieve that vision. As an integral technology leader, the Product Owner is the go to person for product information and they ultimately represent the customer and stakeholder interests in the product to the delivery team, and have the authority and accountability for product decisions on a day-to-day basis.
The Product Owner communicates delivery progress, organises product showcases, facilitates community sessions and negotiates priorities, scope, funding and schedules. Some other key responsibilities include:
Our Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will exhibit an in-depth knowledge and understanding of IT services and Product Management in complex organisations. They will need to demonstrate proven relationship management strengths, with clear evidence of an ability to build successful business partnerships and drive strategic direction and effective product backlogs. With no direct reports but a large emphasis on leadership, these unique roles require strong skills in influencing and driving collaboration. High-level communication ability is essential, with verbal, written and interpersonal skills integral to success in this role.
In addition, the successful applicants will possess strong analytical ability coupled with an innovative and creative thinking style and robust business and technology acumen.
Experience within an AGILE environment is favourable. Experience within the tertiary sector working with products related to Identity & Access Management would be advantageous.
What We Offer
We are committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential.
In addition, we offer:
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Applications close 3rd February, 2019
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