Product Owner
Hamilton Forth
January 25, 2023
Glasgow, remote., United Kingdom
Job Type
Industry and Commerce
Business Change and Digital Transformation
Scotland and UK


Hamilton Forth is pleased to be working in partnership with one of the UK’s leading transportation organisations to appoint a Product Owner on a permanent basis. This award winning team are looking to appoint a Product Owner who will be a key member of Architecture, Digital and Data team.

The organisation utilises a diverse set of technology products and platforms which ensure the safety of their operations, deliver a first-class customer service experience, and support efficient, modern ways of working.

The Product Owner is responsible for ensuring maximum value is derived from the technology estate by using their knowledge of business problems and goals to frame problems and set roadmaps for development by third-parties or our in-house digital engineering teams.



  • Work with one or more multidisciplinary teams to deliver products and iteratively improve them through several cycles
  • Develop an expert understanding of user needs and champion these in the delivery of your products
  • Define, communicate, and iterate a product vision that is compelling to your users, team and stakeholders
  • Collaboratively develop product roadmaps and prioritised backlogs, facilitating decisions based on evidence
  • Engage with users and stakeholders through a range of channels to encourage awareness and use of your product
  • Work with the business to define use cases and users’ stories to build a quality product backlog for development with the business
  • Set measurable goals for your product and report against these to demonstrate progress against stated benefits
  • Support the Enterprise Architecture strategy across a portfolio so our products are more than just the sum of their parts



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Technical understanding -

You can demonstrate an understanding of user-centred design, technology, and data perspectives. You can understand the range of available technology choices and can make informed decisions based on user need and value for money. You can understand the variety and complexities of digital and data contexts and can design services to meet them. You can demonstrate knowledge of the wider digital economy and advances in technology.


  • Financial ownership -

You can secure funding for Agile delivery through a business case and by making a good pitch to government. You can prioritise spending based on return on investment (ROI) and strategic intent. You can be responsible for contract ownership and accountable for the realisation of benefits.


  • Design thinking –

You solve problems by prioritising the consumer's needs above all else. You can observe, with empathy, how people interact with their environments, and employ an iterative, hands-on approach to creating innovative solutions.


  • Stakeholder management –

You can collaborate between business units, architecture, operations, and security on the development and implementation of solutions that meet operational and compliance standards while meeting relevant regulatory requirements.


  • Life cycle perspective -

You can understand the distinct phases of product delivery and can contribute to, plan or run them. You can maintain a product or process through the delivery phases, into live and then into retirement. You can lead a team through the different phases of the product delivery life cycle. You can maintain and iterate a product over time to continuously meet user needs. You can understand incident management and service support to ensure that products are built effectively.


  • Product ownership –

You can use a range of product management principles and approaches. You can capture user needs and translate them into deliverables. You can define the minimum viable product (MVP) and make decisions about priorities. You can write user stories and acceptance criteria. You can effectively work with a range of specialists in multidisciplinary teams.


  • Operational management –

You can manage the operational process of designing and running a product or service throughout its entire product life cycle. You can implement best practice in new product or service development. You can plan and put into operation the stages of new product or service development. You can overcome operational constraints to deliver a successful product or service. You can work closely with other operational delivery teams.


Additional Information:

Location: Remote role, occasional travel required to office (outside Glasgow).


If you believe this opportunity would match your skillset and career aspirations, please apply at your earliest convenience.