Looking for an exciting and rewarding career?

Team Idol are looking for a technically orientated product owner to join our team with remote or flexible home/office working supported.

A bit about us

theidol.com is an award winning, rapidly growing tech company based on the edge of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It’s the ideal setting to get out, enjoy a walk, be inspired and conceive our next innovative product or solution. We’ve been leading online innovation since 1999 and specialise in creating cutting-edge web applications and solutions for customers and businesses of all sizes.

We are part of the Legal & General group and partner with household brands such as GoCompare and ComparetheMarket. We pride ourselves on innovation and early adoption of new technologies and working practices.

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please send us your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role.

The benefits

Come work for us and take advantage of amazing benefits such as:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Christmas bonus and annual bonus based on company performance.
  • Death in service life insurance benefit of 8x salary.
  • Cigna Health Insurance.
  • Generous pension scheme with up to 10% employer pension contribution.
  • Access to our Legal & General's share schemes.
  • A modern, custom built office with free parking.
  • On site gym and recreational activities including pool and table tennis.
  • Free tea, coffee and soft drinks and fresh fruit.
  • Exceptional events delivered by our social committee.

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About the Asanto platform

Asanto is the next generation of insurance product platform providing businesses with the flexibility to manage every aspect of their insurance products through an intuitive, no code UI.

Working with us

We are looking for an experienced product owner to join our team. This is a full-time role and we are happy to support remote or flexible home/office based working. This role will work closely with a development squad to build and maintain a number of propositions within Asanto’s target markets. The role encompasses both agile product owner and project manager responsibilities. This role reports to the director of strategic partnerships within Asanto.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Working with senior staff and external stakeholders to capture product requirements.
  • Using the Scrum framework to support the building of software.
  • Planning and co-ordinating the delivery of projects, including but not limited to:
    • Schedules and roadmaps
    • Dependency management
    • Risk management
    • Resource and capacity
    • Compliance and security
    • Commercials
  • Coordinating with other parts of the business to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Working with compliance to ensure products meet group and regulatory requirements.
  • Representing the development squad and projects to the rest of the business and external stakeholders.
  • Promoting excellence and good agile practice within the product team and across the business.
  • Ensuring all projects are billed for appropriately.
Beneficial skills
  • Excellent communication skills – providing outstanding verbal and written communication to both direct reports and senior management as well as other stakeholders.
  • Multi‐tasking – managing several concurrent projects and prioritising demands.
  • Solid people skills – building effective working relationships within The Idol and with external stakeholders.
  • Systematic and organised – bringing attention to detail and rigour to the process of building and maintaining software.
  • Business minded – taking decisions that represent The Idol’s business interests.
  • Technically minded – understanding The Idol’s SDLC and providing enough technical knowledge to facilitate good decision making.
  • Domain expertise – understanding the business domains The Idol operates in and building new expertise to support project work.
  • Report on project status to the weekly management meeting.
  • Attend Scrum ceremonies (daily stand up; sprint reviews and retrospectives; sprint planning; sprint refinement).

  • Report into and attend regular compliance and regulatory meetings.
  • Report into and attend internal capacity planning meetings.
  • Ensure project documentation is maintained on internal platforms (i.e. Confluence).

To be successful in this role you'll need to highly motivated to work autonomously within a growing team. Commercial experience would be highly valued and passion and an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies is a must. Candidates must be prepared to be challenged and take the initiative. A degree of self-learning will be expected; however, support and training will be provided where needed.

  • This is a full-time Monday to Friday role with flexible working of 7.5 hours a day.
  • Remote or flexible home/office working supported.

Over to You

If you have a genuine enthusiasm and an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, you may be just what we’re looking for!

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Health & wellbeing

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Work life balance

Strike the perfect balance to fit around you.

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Onsite gym

Work up a sweat between meetings.

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Communal bicycles

Ditch the car and take a trip into town.

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Including a day off for your birthday!

Financial benefits

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Annual bonus

Based on company performance.

Death in Service

We look after our employees with group life insurance.

Pension scheme

Up to 10% pension contribution.

Share scheme

Access to our Legal & General share scheme.

Tailored office environment

Social events

Exceptional events delivered by our social committee team.

Breakout rooms

Spacious meeting rooms and breakout areas.

Drinks and snacks

Complimentary hot and soft drinks and free fruit.

Free parking

No need to worry about parking charges!

Our values...

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Never stand still

Never stand still

We helped pioneer online insurance comparison but that doesn’t define our legacy. We’ve grown and just as technology will never stand still, neither will we.

Learn. Develop. Grow.

Learn. Develop. Grow.

We believe in the value of personal and professional growth no matter the entry level or experience. We’re proud to offer apprenticeships and qualifications through to bootcamps and short courses.

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We're people people

We’re people people.

We’re not robots (even though we think robots are pretty cool). We’re people who collaborate, challenge, design and engineer technical solutions, always with our customers in mind.

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Work life balance

Work life balance

Adopting a flexible, healthy work life balance is an essential part of our culture. Our modern custom-built office in Penrith is the perfect working environment for our teams, with spacious social working areas, free hot/cold drinks and fresh fruit. Facilities include an on-site gym, showers and parking.