The smart home enabler
Danalock is a modern tech company that develops electronic lock systems, enabling people to turn their door into an electronic manageable portal. The company evolved over a decade from a basement startup in 2010 to a worldwide provider today. All development is done in Denmark by skilled developers within electronics, software, backend, and Apps. We thrive to find the best solutions for our customers by creating a flexible encouraging and innovating development environment.
Be part of the journey
We continuously strive to find the best solutions for business partners and customers by keeping a flexible, encouraging, and innovative development environment and you can be a part of finding new paths to follow by organizing the development teams. Our close collaboration enables everyone to contribute, and as a PO you will be in the center of coordinating the ideas, requirements and suggestions into goals. How do you think the future door lock experience should be?
The crucial link
The PO is the link between development, management, and other stakeholders like customers, distributors, and external developers. Honesty and clear communication about progress and priorities are your most important responsibilities. Management must be kept informed about the complexities and challenges of the projects to enable them to pinpoint what brings the highest company value. The developers need to understand the goals of a project for them to assess the complexities.
Some of your tasks will be to
- Organize sprint planning
- Update and negotiate projects with stakeholders
- Organize and prioritize tasks in the backlog
- Refine the backlog items with the developers
- Communicate the plan goals and roadmaps to everyone
You will not be alone
The position as PO at Danalock is a thorough implementation of agile mechanisms, roles, and tools in the company. Our agile facilitator (current PO) has encouraged the culture as an agile coach and enabled the teams to experience, evolve, and embrace scrum. Now the organization is ready for a dedicated PO who can contribute with new ideas and support the culture to evolve into an even better collaboration. Four scrum masters and the acting PO will all support you in finding your place and the understanding of out challenges at Danalock. The product manager together with sales and support will help you gather details from customers, understanding of the market, the product range and their many potentials.
Plan the future
As a PO for the entire Danalock ecosystem, you will prioritize and plan the entire product direction for apps, devices, protocols, backend, security ea. Our skilled engineers and advanced integration opportunities ensure great potential. With a little guidance and collaboration effort, you can support the realization of some of these potentials.
Being the link between developer and management requires a person who can talk to both managers, customers, and engineers. You must be able to encourage trust from both parties. This means being honest and confident.
Accepting own mistakes and being honest about this as well as not hiding obstacles for stakeholders or management is key. Being the bearer of bad news, informing that something cannot be done in time for the customer or telling development we need to make a hack in implementation to reach a goal will also be something you manage.
Your work must reflect confidence in the plan and direction you have chosen for the product. As the PO you get to make the decisions together with management thus arguing the reasoning and priorities of the backlog will come naturally.
When things change or new information becomes available deadlines change, and priorities are altered. These changes must be communicated so all parties involved are informed. Proactively informing about a delay is essential to build trust internally as well as externally.
You have experience with some of or all the following:
- Software development or as an engineer in an R&D team
- Minimum of 5 years of experience with Scrum
- Scrum PO or Scrum Master
- Jira or similar digital planning tools
- Using stories rather than requirements
- The practice of servant leadership