Product Owner

  • Vakgebied IT
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10003629
  • Locatie High Tech Campus, Eindhoven
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER
  • Branche IT & Telecom

Over deze vacature

We are seeking a candidate for the position of Product Owner for the EMEA region. The ideal person for this position will have 7+ years of experience working in large and complex IT environments. He/she will possess a firm grasp on IT services in general and be considered senior in one or more of the following areas: storage (NAS/SAN), virtualization/containers (VMWare/Openshift), identity and access management (LDAP), operating systems (Linux), and data/system security.



Our client enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

Your challenge

The R&D IT design environment is a complex landscape of EDA Applications supported by High Performance Compute & Storage environments consolidated into five regional data centres. Over 7,000 hardware IC designers spread across 40+ locations around the world use this state-of-the-art design environment. This R&D environment consists of over 75,000+ cores and 30+ PBytes of data, serving over 2,000 versions of EDA/CAD applications.

Your team

You will be working in the Infrastructure Program as part of the R&D IT organization. This program is responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure services (LDAP, storage, Linux operating system, VMware, data protection and backup, server/service monitoring, etc). The R&D IT organization has adopted the Agile way-of-working and our teams are self-organizing entities using a DevOps methodology for their day-to-day work (SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework). The Product Owner for the EMEA region will be supporting, together with a dedicated scrum masters, two teams of ~8 persons each. He/she reports to the Product Manager of the Infrastructure Program.

Responsibility & Accountability

  • Engaging with stakeholders (in the EMEA region) and act as primary liaison for the team
  • Create product roadmap and stories/features for Team
  • Manage the product backlog
  • Coordinating backlog priorities with other Product Owners and Product Manager
  • Sprint planning and PI planning, including defining the sprint goal and PI objectives
  • Managing unplanned work for (regional) team
  • Creating and explaining backlog items to the team (the “What”) and refining them
  • Evaluating product progress and reporting out to Product Manager


YER IT offers you the opportunity to work at innovative organisations throughout the Netherlands, such as ASML, DAF and Philips. We are a high-level sparring partner that can give your career the boost it needs! You will be employed by YER and work at one of our clients. 


You will be employed by YER and seconded to our client. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits (e.g. work-life balance, pension, lease car, bonus model)
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)
  • Cooperative and results and relationship-driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies


What you bring

We are looking for a candidate reflecting the following profile:

  • Ambitious and outgoing personality who enjoys a fast-paced technology environment
  • Leadership skills with experience in motivating teams
  • Interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers
  • Ability to organize workloads
  • Good communication skills
  • Having negotiation skills and being decisive
  • In-depth knowledge of agile process and principles
  • Strong motivation to apply and promote end-to-end thinking
  • Working experience in environments where users are savvy in (Information) Technology
  • 7+ years of IT experience in a multi-national environment
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of core Infrastructure services
  • Prior Experience supporting core Infrastructure services (Operating systems, DNS, Virtualization, VMWare, Storage, Backup/Recovery, Data Security, Data Replication & monitoring, Hyperconverged stacks)
  • Business English is a must
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information technology, Industrial Engineering or similar is a pre