Product Owner

  • Westpac
  • Hybrid (Auckland or Wellington)
  • 16 May, 2024
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Mō te tūranga | About the Role  


The Product Owner is the owner/operator running a ‘business’ that is accountable for delivering a product/service on a day-to-day and sprint-to-sprint basis, working with an agile development team. 


As Product Owner, you will work closely with internal and external customers to understand their needs and pain points. You will use data driven decisioning to power the product/service forward. Your primary role will be to maximise the value of this product/service and to represent the customer in the team, thus bridging the gap between product strategy and development. 


You will help lead an agile development team. You will be accountable for managing scope and generally arranging and leading agile ceremonies, helping to define and size stories and prioritising team backlog. You will help streamline execution, and promote continuous delivery, while maintaining the technical integrity of the product/service. 


We value and prioritise curious Product people. 

This is an autonomous role, that collaborates with Senior Leadership, SME’s, their team, other POs, and Product Managers to ensure alignment and strategic direction. 


Nā tāu rourou | What will you bring? 

  • Experience with Agile methodologies and best practices, from concept and planning through to delivery and ongoing support. 

  • Experience with leading development teams and delivering products within complex environments. 

  • Experience with managing scope and prioritisation, making data-based decisions and negotiating dependencies with other teams across the organisation. 

  • Experience with iterative and continuous delivery methods and proficiency with visualising and presenting things like roadmaps. 

  • The ability to collaborate and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders, suppliers, and business partners. 

  • The ability to record, monitor and manage an Agile team’s costs and budgets. 

  • Experience working with International Payment or Mainframe systems would be beneficial 

Westpac Hei Wāhi Mahi | Working at Westpac

In addition to immersing yourself in a supportive team environment, you'll receive some great job perks and benefits including:
• 4 weeks standard holiday + 5 additional days of wellbeing leave to support you to be your best
• Additional purchased leave options up to 4 weeks per year
• Banking benefits, insurance discounts and superannuation scheme
• Growth and development – we provide opportunities for development and promote internal mobility
• Recognition - we recognise and reward our star performers
• School holiday subsidy - help you balance work and family during school holiday
• 2 Volunteer days per year


Ko mātou tēnei | Our Organisation
At Westpac, we’re working together to build a fairer and stronger New Zealand for our people, customers, and communities. For over 160 years we’ve been driven by our purpose to Create Better Futures Together.


What makes us unique are the incredible people we’re lucky enough to have walk through our doors every day. The giant ‘W’ on our building doesn’t just stand for Westpac – it says, double you. We’re a place that values, rewards and recognises individuality. Where you can be your whole self, your true self, and your best self. We’re recognised as a place where talent is developed, where passions are fuelled and where ambitions of all shapes and sizes thrive. And it all starts with you!


Tono mai ināianei! | Apply Now!

Apply today with your CV and Cover Letter. 


The people of Aotearoa, New Zealand hail from many cultures and backgrounds. At Westpac New Zealand, we draw on this enormous talent pool to cultivate a team rich in ability and empowered to reach its full potential. Our aim is to be brave challengers, celebrating our differences and relentlessly advocating for our customers. It starts with us – we believe that when we care deeply and do our best for our people, they’ll do their best for our customers. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, including those who are neurodiverse, have chronic health conditions or disabilities – your attitude and passion are as important to us as your experience, qualifications and capabilities. 


Mahi tahi tātou, kaha ake tātou | Together Greater