Technical Product Owner Data Platform (f/m/d)

Our cross-functional agile teams work on the pulse of the digitalization of HeidelbergCement. We build products for our external customers (“HConnect”) and internal colleagues (“HProduce”) tailored to their needs and aimed at making their daily work easier. We consider ourselves as truly passionate in what we do, and we have a strong inner drive to have an impact in our global organization with the products we built. For us, programming is a craft.

The journey has just started, a perfect timing for you to join our growing and truly international team, HDigital. We are looking for a Technical Product Owner based in Heidelberg who will report to the Senior Manager Data Platform & Integration Services.

Your role is to build a world class Data Platform. Our enterprise has many on premise data silos. The data platform breaks those silos by bringing that data into Azure and then making it available for our data scientists and our product teams. Our various platform teams comprise data and software engineers. They provide infrastructure components and services as well as data storages, data an integration services.

As the product owner, you will work with the engineers in the cross-functional product teams. Your customers are the data scientist and product teams. We build UX driven applications for our customers and for our operators at the cement plant. This ranges from truck tracking mobile apps, optimizing our electricity usage and enabling our data scientist to make our company more data driven.

You have an opportunity to shape and improve our Data Platform over the coming years. Our Data Platform is at its early stage and you have the once in a lifetime chance to steer it right from the beginning in your role.

Our tech stack:

  • Microservice architecture (K8s, RabbitMQ, NATS, gRPC, REST, Postgres, …) in C#/.NET Core
  • Azure cloud, including the Azure IIoT
  • CI/CD with Gitlab, infrastructure as code, Terraform, Ansible
  • Apigee API management platform
  • Typescript & React for UI (web/mobile)

Your next challenge

  • Help set the vision of the data platform and strive to enable data scientists and application product teams
  • Break-down feature ideas into user stories and refine them with your product teams
  • Align with other stakeholders and make sure that the resolution of a user story meets the requirements but is also approached consistently across our products
  • Support your product team to consider removing technical dept, adding monitoring and alerting as well as keeping focus on the value drivers when refining new features
  • Structure requests from our global user base and international stakeholder into manageable development pieces of value that build on each other and tie into our product roadmaps
  • Keep the backlog of your product team always in a healthy state, ensure a continuous flow of user stories refined and ready to develop and look after our Definition of Done during the sprint 

Your profile

  • University degree in computer science, business informatics or a closely related field
  • Experience with owning and operating data lakes and lake houses as a service
  • Much appreciated would be experience in an IT consultancy
  • Prior experience as a Business Analyst, Requirement Engineer or Product owner would be helpful
  • Familiar with agile methodology and Jira and confluence
  • Experience in a large global organization is a plus
  • Some experience with Cloud infrastructure, API's and digital products
  • Very strong coordination and communication skills are a clear must for this role
  • Bright mind and structured thinker
  • Very good English
  • Capacity to work in a high-growth, fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel globally (not on a regular basis but it can happen)

Our offer

  • Engineering culture that values quality the most
  • We believe in Agile practices, hence, we need to react fast and flexible to feedback from our global UX research studies
  • Every first Friday of a month we dedicate the full day for learning
  • Flat hierarchies in the team and everyone is invited to bring his/her/their ideas in
  • International setup with global deployments of our products (e.g. North America, Australia, Hong Kong or Europe)
  • High visibility of the products you will be working on in the HeidelbergCement Group
  • Engineers in our team are embraced to visit construction sites and plants to emphasize with our actual users to do informed decisions on a day to day basis
  • A growing team with a lot of technical challenges ahead of us that will be lots of fun working on
We are convinced that only those who successfully realize their personal goals can also fully contribute professionally. That's why we also offer you benefits, such as:
  • Attractive compensation including Christmas and vacation bonuses
  • Flexible working time models
  • Mobile working within Germany on up to three days per week
  • 30 vacation days plus additional special vacation days
  • Individual onboarding with participation in the buddy program
  • Support for advanced training and continuing education
  • Company health management (various company sports groups, health and prevention campaigns, company doctor)
  • Ergonomic workstations with height-adjustable desks
  • Canteen with discounted and healthy meals
  • Employer-sponsored company pension plan
  • Attractive conditions and discounts at our cooperation partners (gyms, banks, online stores, etc.)
  • Job ticket

We look forward to receiving your online application!

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Job description

  • Professional

    Entry level

  • Heidelberg, Germany


  • Full time


  • IT / Digital Transformation


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