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Agile Space Domain Product Owner
Title: Agile Space Domain Product Owner
Category: Other
Job type: Contract
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £750.00
Salary per: annum
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The UK Space Agency (BEIS) are seeking an Agile Space Domain Product Owner to join them in Central London, Victoria Street. Note that there will be come travel to North and South Greater London required.

Team: Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy|BEIS Core|UK Space Agency

Initial contracts will run for 12 months and offer a rate up to £750/day.

IR35 STATUS: Inside IR35. This engagement has been assessed by the public body as Inside IR35 legislation. Candidates would be required to operate through an umbrella company on this engagement.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23/01/2019 at 15:00

This role requires Active SC (Security Check) clearance. Applicants require active SC clearance or the willingness to go through clearance before starting on site. Candidates with current clearance will be preferred.

The Role

A Product Owner is required to shadow members of the UK Space Agency to enable the Agency to interface to a business and digital transformation provider delivering a Civil Space Operations Capability. The chosen candidate should be a software engineer / business analyst with at least 2 years’ experience operating within a business / digital transformation space domain project but at least 5 years software engineering experience.

The chosen candidate will be required to technically understand the business and digital transformation vision and requirements (in the form of epics, features and stories) of the UK Space and related Agencies and communicate and prioritise these effectively to a third party. This role, effectively working as a Product Owner on behalf of the UK Space Agency will then be required to review the outcome of the activities based on the communicated requirements and accept / shape software on behalf of the Agency during Reviews. The role is based predominantly in central London with some travel to North and South Greater London.

Personal Skills and Experience


At least 5 years of Software Development experience, at least 2 of which have been in the Space domain Able to quickly and effectively quantify business value of requirements from UK Space Agency perspective so as to enable effective communication and prioritization Excellent technical presentation and communication skills A maths or scientific background enabling quick understanding and communication of complex space domain concepts Excellent written skills enabling quick and accurate communication of requirements received from stakeholders to a third party in the form of epics, features Experience of developing software so as to ensure good requirements definition, development and acceptance practices are adhered to UK National and hold current UK SC clearance Desirable:

Experience of Agile Scrum based implementations Experience of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementations Have operated in the role of Product Owner on a previous Agile Programme Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, this role will not offer Visa sponsorship. Tier 2 – General visas are cannot be accepted.

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