Register Product Manager

30 Jan 2017

Register Product Manager

Ministry of Justice Digital needs an interim Senior Product Manager for our Register of Information and Technology to start asap and can offer:

Interested? Contact the Head of Product, Scott Colfer via scott.colfer@digital.justice.gov.uk

Register of Information and Technology

Technology is essential to building a faster, fairer justice system. The Ministry of Justice spends hundreds of millions of pounds on technology, but like all organisations suffers from the scale and complexity of the domain. The Ministry looks after courts, prisons and probation across England and Wales, providing a set of services that most citizens will use at some point in their lives.

At the Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the UK’s National Cyber Security programme, we are trying a pioneering new approaches to map out the technology of the Ministry:

The more we know about our technology, the better we can make it. We can improve security, lower costs, combine technologies into shared platforms, and ultimately deliver a better service for the users of technology.

The Register of Information & Technology will be the catalyst for a more effective digital justice system.

Ministry of Justice Digital

The MOJ Digital team develops services that improve lives and is looking for product managers who want to solve tough problems.

Government digital services are a beacon of user centred design. We are looking for product managers who put users first and understand the value of defining problems before developing solutions. This means we need people who understand user research, user experience and design.

We apply a lean startup mentality at scale and need product managers who can operate in areas of extreme uncertainty by working with agility and making data driven decisions, within an empowered, co-located software team of specialists including developers, researchers, designers and stakeholders from across the justice system. We have a great culture and modern tools (like Macbooks and Google apps).

We are actively improving the diversity of our workforce in order to get the best talent available. We want our workforce to represent the variety of people in the UK population and do not discriminate based on age, sex, pregnancy or family commitments, disability, race or religion.

Life’s too short not to do something important so join a team with a mission to improve millions of lives.

The products

MOJ Digital has a diverse portfolio of products to suit a wide range of product management skills:

We are a mature software development studio, increasingly building services with both public and professional user interfaces, built on top of our APIs and cloud platform.

The role

As Senior Product Manager you will be an experienced product manager leading a multidisciplinary team, supporting and continuously improving products of significant scale and complexity. You will take products through discovery, alpha, beta and live phases of development with the goal of making government services simpler, easier and faster to use. You will devise and iterate the product roadmap and backlog, be a champion for user needs, document product knowledge, and communicating plans and progress through various channels including the blog, stakeholder meetings and demos. You will also be an active part of the broader product management community, coaching and managing Associate Product Managers and Product Managers, supporting the quality assessment of your colleagues’ products, and sharing learning and new techniques with the community.

As a Senior Product Manager for for MOJ Digital you will work with other delivery agencies within the justice system, central government departments, and the wider public sector to transform public services.

Senior Product Managers at MOJ Digital lead work on exciting products in support of services that improve lives. It is an opportunity to work with committed and talented user researchers, developers, designers, analysts, agile specialists and content teams who share a vision for making better government through smarter use of technology.

Skills and experience

We’re looking for an individual with strong interpersonal skills who likes working in a delivery focused, agile environment with multi-disciplinary teams. We’re looking for someone who prides themselves on representing users, is comfortable with technical detail, and enjoys the challenge of promoting the products they are working on.

It’s essential you have:

It is desirable that you have:

Interested? Contact the Head of Product, Scott Colfer via scott.colfer@digital.justice.gov.uk