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Product owner

Place of work: Bratislava 
Start date: upon agreement
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: from  gross
Contract type: Full-time 


The Kistler Group is a Swiss high-tech company and the global market leader in dynamic measurement technology.


We develop and supply sensors, electronics and software backed up by a full range of services. In Bratislava we develop software for the next generation of IoT devices. Our software helps customers to manufacture higher quality products, to develop cleaner cars and to reduce congestions on the highways. Behind our success stand our passion for technology, our focus on innovation and a work environment that promotes teamwork. You can help us develop vehicles that people can trust and create measurement systems that save lives. Come shape a better future with us.

Job profile

About position 
We’re looking to hire an experienced product owner who will act as primary point of contact of the SW team to business stakeholders. You will be a part of a progressive team which implements measuring software product used in automotive industry.
You should gain and maintain a deep understanding of the measuring domain and its application in the SW. You will represent  the business needs in the team and strives to obtain maximum business value for the available development budget and time. 

As a Product Owner you will:

  • Create and maintain product backlog for measurement product in cooperation with product managers
  • Perform backlog prioritization
  • Conveys the vision and goals at the beginning of every release and sprint
  • Work closely with software development team to elaborate user stories
  • Support the project in implementing optimal solutions cost/value
  • Participate on project’s program management steering product to its prosperity
  • Oversee quality of the released SW product
  • Synchronize stakeholders involved in SW product development
  • Ensure product’s delivery on time with agreed scope

What we expect from you

Must have

  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Owner is compulsory or working in a similar role, bridging business and IT - PO, business/system analyst, requirement engineer, etc
  • Understanding of SW implementation processes
  • Committed to the team and project 
  • Analytical thinking; ability to work in a systematic and structured way

Nice to have

  • Software Engineering background
  • Experience with JIRA or similar tool
  • Experience with personal representation of the project in front of external audience

What you can expect from us

The way we work

  • Hybrid working model – home office up to 60% a week (based on the agreement with your team lead). We trust that you know how to organize your time to stay productive
  • Regular performance review and career growth possibilities

Health & Well-being

  • Electric stand-up desk and ergonomic chair
  • 100% salary reimbursement for 10 days of sick leave/caring for a family member 
  • 25 days of vacation for everybody


  • Compensation of overtimes
  • Compensation of travelling time in case of business trip (extra allowance)
  • Flexible Benefit System - starting from 1000€ per year in the Benefit Plus portal - platform with thousands of suppliers of your choice, including Kistler specific offerings
  • Attractive referral bonus    
  • Extra contribution in significant life events – weddings and childbirths, rehousing
  • Relocation bonus for employees who are moving because of Kistler (over 100 km)

Career & Development

  • Budget for education, certificates, trainings - 500 EUR/year
  • Online English & German language courses
  • Library, Online Educational Portals: Pluralsight, Safari books, LeanPub, Egghead
  • Technology “sharing” groups, Coding Days

Social life

  • Team-buildings, Company breakfast, Christmas Party, Grill Party, Family/Kid’s day, Pizza Thursdays etc.
  • Football table and board games in the office

Extra benefits

  • Special offers and discounts (Metro cards, SND, Curaprox etc.)
  • On-site Joga or Pilates classes
  • Great coffee, tea, fresh fruit

Information about the selection process
Do you like it so far? Let us know, send us your CV. After receiving and reviewing your CV we will contact you for short telephone pre-screen. Following this, if successful, we will set up meeting with your future team leader and one of our technical specialist for more detailed discussion about your experience and motivation and to answer your questions about company and project itself. The final stage of the hiring process is meeting with head of Kistler Bratislava to get to know you better and align on the personal and position expectations. Our HR colleagues will be informing and guiding you through every step of this process. Good luck. We are looking forward to meeting you.

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