Product Owner Architecture (m/f/d)

Job Level:  Professional


Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Technology
Employing Entity:  Allianz Technology S.L.
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  48299
Position Cluster:  Non-Executive

About the Job 

As the Product Owner for System Architecture at Allianz Technology, your role is crucial in maximizing the value of the product resulting from the team's work. You are expected to possess sufficient technical skills to comprehend discussions among architecture team members and align with Allianz group architecture directives. Your responsibilities include creating and prioritizing the Product Backlog, defining the vision of assets, architectural blueprints, and roadmaps in accordance with the needs of partners. Additionally, you must have a deep understanding of customers,  the market, competition, and the ability to identify trends and opportunities within these areas.


What you do

  • Manage the Product Backlog, including expressing Product Backlog items, ordering the items to best achieve goals and missions, representing the requests of the partners in the Product Backlog.
  • Provide updates and create transparency towards the customer on what the Scrum Team will work on next.
  • Ensure that product increments are delivered of high-quality and consider customer and partner feedback for product improvement.
  • Coordinate with your Chapter Lead to follow the distinct architecture projects.
  • Attend approval committees and global architecture meetings.
  • Arbitrate architecture discussions.
  • In some times you may require acting as project manager for architecture projects and other times as solutions architect creating architecture blueprints.

What you bring

  • Relevant work experience in leadership, management, or other relevant areas.
  • Experience in an international and Agile environment
  • Critical thinking generated by observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, and communication.
  • Comprehensive expertise in at least one of the following specialties, along with sufficient knowledge of others to actively engage in discussions:
    • Software architecture: Current technological stack on Java, Spring, Angular and some Python for data analytics
    • Platform architecture: Current technological stack on Jenkins, Nexus, Sonar to cover ALM and EKS and JBoss as runtime platforms over Red Hat Linux Machines
    • Security architecture: Current technological stack OAuth, SAML and OIDC
  • Team collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deep analytical skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English language.
  • Nice to have:
    • Certificate in any cloud solutions architecture
    • Any security certificate or course
    • Togaf certificate
    • ITIL certificate
    • DevOps experience

What we offer

  • We offer a hybrid work model which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working incl. up to 25 days per year working from abroad.
  • We believe in rewarding performance and our compensation and benefits package includes a company bonus scheme, pension, employee shares program and multiple employee discounts (details vary by location).
  • From career development and digital learning programs to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.
  • Flexible working, health and wellbeing offers (including healthcare and parental leave benefits) support to balance family and career and help our people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach.

48299 | IT & Tech Engineering | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz Technology | Full-Time | Permanent


About Allianz Technology

Allianz Technology is the global IT service provider for Allianz and delivers IT solutions that drive the digitalization of the Group. With more than 13,000 employees located in 22 countries around the globe, Allianz Technology works together with other Allianz entities in pioneering the digitalization of the financial services industry.

We oversee the full digitalization spectrum – from one of the industry’s largest IT infrastructure projects that includes data centers, networking, and security, to application platforms that span from workplace services to digital interaction. In short, we deliver full-scale, end-to-end IT solutions for Allianz in the digital age.

D&I statement

Allianz Technology is proud to be an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the working environment. We are interested in your strengths and experience. We welcome all applications from all people regardless of gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, age, nationality, religion, disability, or philosophy of life.

Join us. Let´s care for tomorrow.

You. IT

To Recruitment Agencies:

Allianz Technology has an in-house recruitment team that sources great candidates directly. Therefore, Allianz Technology does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies or search firm recruiters.

When we do work with recruitment agencies, that engagement is formalized by a contract. Fees will only be paid when there is a contract in place. Without a contract in place, we will not accept invoices on unsolicited resumes, even if the candidate was ultimately employed by Allianz.