The Product Owner will use their understanding of user needs to plan, prioritize and drive product development of our next generation of Mass Spectrometry applications. These applications work with our comprehensive laboratory informatics platform, designed for use in both regulated and non-regulated environments.
What can we offer?
The chance to make a difference
The software we develop is helping scientists all over the world to develop and produce novel solutions arcoss the markets served by Waters. By providing easy to use workflows and investigative capabilities, we help scientists get better results, sooner. That can, for example, translate to new, life-enhancing drugs.
Waters is a company providing good employee benefits, including a company pension scheme and healthcare and dental packages. We have a flexible approach to work and maintain a friendly, productive working environment.
Our core working hours are from 10am to 3pm (in a 37 hour week), meaning you can avoid the rush hour or take care of any family commitments.
The role involves
Working with other departments to gather requirements and prioritize product related issues
Organizing, leading and documenting interactions with external customers
Ensuring that clear milestone goals and objectives are set and communicated
Collaborating with the PO Team to ensure dependencies are managed
Aligning product lifecycle with other Waters products and services
Acting as technical advisor and conduit between other departments
Communicating internally, the benefit of software products through webcasts, demos, presentations, etc.
Travelling both domestically and internationally (estimated: maximum 20% of time)
In this role you will be accountable for
Defining the vision for applications, workflows and products
Ensuring that the vision addresses the needs of our customers
Articulating that vision within Waters
Breaking that vision down into an effective product backlog
Relevant domain experience is essential for this role. Beyond that, we’re looking for good Product Owner qualities; Product Owner experience is optional/preferred.
Bachelor's Degree in Life Science, Chemistry or appropriate scientific field
Proven experience with relevant laboratory software and industry knowledge
Knowledge of cGxP regulations, regulated and non-regulated environments
Knowledge of LCMS systems and their use in one of more of Waters primary markets
Characteristics and qualities
We’re looking for someone who:
Is proactive, confident, and has integrity
Accepts accountability; can lead the product vision and backlog
Is committed to the product; is passionate about the product
Displays openness, rigor, and clarity of thought
Communicates well; communicates consistently to different groups
Collaborates well; can make product decisions in a team environment; can change their mind
Product Owner experience - preferred
Proven record of product delivery in a PO role
Knowledge of the software development process, especially Agile
An appreciation of APIs and third party software integrations
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.
Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.
Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.