Product Owner

General description

We’re an award-winning tech startup that is changing the world of video search. Our machine learning algorithms understand what video is about and helps our customers to search in videos to get valuable insights and make decisions based on data that wasn’t available before. Our platform monitors 100s of TV channels 24/7 and we provide search tools and API’s for TV-operators, broadcasters and media companies. We’re growing quickly while onboarding many large customers such as Telenet, LexisNexis and VTR. With this growth we’re also looking for a second Product Owner to join our forces. You’ll take the lead in the development and delivery of Media Distillery’s products for its wide range of customers. Together with the team you’ll create, share and carry the product vision.

What you’ll do

As the primary interface between the development team and internal and external stakeholders, you translate and prioritize customer requirements and business needs into new product features, product improvements or new products. Together with the scrum master and the development team, you make sure these are delivered on time.

Part of your focus will be inwards: managing the product backlog, managing sprints, dealing with internal stakeholders, brainstorming and designing requirements with the team, while the other share of your time is outward looking: managing the product delivery for customers, meet with existing and prospect customers, perform product and market research and attending industry events.

Who you are

As our Product Owner you’ll be given a key position. You’ll be the glue between several stakeholders, and you will make sure all the ingredients for customer-success are in place. From your experience you’re familiar with the several skills that you need to bring to the table. Whether it’s your excellent communication skills that you use to listen to your stakeholders or to bring a message across. Your project management skills to manage expectations and set and maintain boundaries. Or whether it’s your business strategist skills that enable you to make decisions in order to stay innovative in a rapidly changing environment.
What’s more:

  • You know how to inspire and motivate a team
  • You enjoy taking ownership and naturally feel the sense of responsibility
  • You’re able to bring focus when dealing with conflicting needs
  • You’re agile-minded and experienced with Scrum or other agile methods
  • You have 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of Engineering, Consulting or 2 years as a Product Owner or Product Manager
  • A good understanding of the market we operate in or the willingness to learn
  • Preferably a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a similar field
  • Fluency in English (and preferably Dutch), written as well as spoken

We offer

Besides being able to develop the next generation of media experiences together with a fantastic group of international colleagues in an entrepreneurial startup environmen we offer:

  • A considerable impact on the media experience of millions of viewers
  • Responsibility to develop unique and state-of-the-art products
  • Room to learn, we provide an annual training budget that you can use to work on your skills or to attend events
  • Every Friday Beer O’clock
  • Ping pong sessions
  • Annual company events
  • Great coffee and free (healthy) snacks
  • The opportunity to work at an award-winning innovative company

Of course you can also count on competitive salary, travel cost expenses, 25 vacation days, flexible working hours and a laptop/desktop of your choice.


Want to become part of a growing startup where you can make an impact? Let’s get in touch!

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