Product Owner

Think Different? Act Different? Join Different.  

Kagool are growing.

Why? Because we love what we do, clients like working with us and the chances are so will you.  

What’s Kagool?  

Kagool is an award-winning digital agency and top tier, Sitecore Platinum Partner with offices in the heart of Cardiff, Manchester and London. We’ve earned a reputation as a go-digital partner for complex projects and have some impressive credentials within the Sitecore community.  When it comes to customers, we work with some well-known global brands, as well as some closer to home such as a not-for-profit waste and water company, top UK soft drinks manufacturer, a leading automotive retailer and award-winning independent law firm (to name a few).

Who’s Kagool?  

We’re a team of 65 individuals (and counting!) who have a few things in common – a love of tech, an eye for design and a whole lot of pride. As a collective we’re known as ‘Kagoolies’. We’re a bright, vibrant, passionate bunch. We love to learn and we’re encouraged to do so. Every individual who joins our business has their very own development programme, which includes becoming Sitecore certified within the first six months of joining.  Sharing knowledge, the odd joke and even our problems is the key to our success. And when we’ve earnt that success, we celebrate! Whether that’s a team pub lunch, a beer and doughnuts party or a canoeing trip down the River Wye.  

We work in a fun, fast paced environment, taking an agile approach to all projects. The majority of our work is delivered within three to six-month cycles, meaning you’ll always have the opportunity to work on new and exciting tasks.  Our devs are the champions of what we do. Everyone in the team has a minimum of three years’ development experience and either has or is working towards their Sitecore certifications. Out of the 20 technical Sitecore MVP’s in the UK, we have four on our team.

Not only do we know our stuff, but we’re more than happy to share it. We’re not just good at the fundamentals of development, we’re forward thinking. We’re always looking to the future, such as developments in machine learning, AI and DS.  We pride ourselves on delivering high quality solutions and, in order to be on top of our game, we know how important a good work-life balance is. As an eclectic mix of individuals, we like everything from walking, surfing, gaming and cycling, to banjo playing and flying gliders. Which definitely keeps after-work-drinks conversations interesting. 

Are you a Kagoolie?  

If the below sounds like something that you would say we are pretty sure you’d fit right in.  

• I can’t code but I have worked in the industry long enough to understand software development, best practices and the lingo.  

• I have experience of running agile in a workshop or team setting.    

• I have the ability to move between strategic discussions with senior clients to on the ground coaching with team members.    

• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.   

• I can digest large amounts of research and pull out relevant insight.      

• I have experience  of developing user stories, wireframes, product backlogs and acceptance criteria.    

• I’m methodical in my approach and can comfortably plan 2-3 steps ahead.    

• I have the ability to work with those from C level to juniors, I’m a strong team player and tend to bring out the best in people.    

• In previous projects I have unearthed hidden risks and acted accordingly.    

• I’m a people person but I have a passion for the product, technology, and what it is I do.  

What would you do as a Kagoolie?  

From day one, you’ll be a part of the team. Firstly, you’ll meet with your manager, we’ll introduce you to your team and make sure you know where to turn for support whilst you get settled. We’ll share with you the Kagool story so far, our rules (we have to have a few) and get you the tools you need to get started.  Having met the wider team and settled in, you’ll be introduced to our client profile. You’ll work with everyone, including project managers, backend developers, frontend developers, designers, solution architects, QAs and project leads to deliver multiple projects at any one time.  You’ll be involved in the full project lifecycle, from the discovery process through to delivery.

You’ll work closely with the PM, travelling to client sites, where you’ll be responsible for leading this initial phase, gathering requirements, depicting what the client wants, running workshops, analysing workshops and writing reports.   As the project kicks off your typical day will start with a SCRUM. In these short daily stand-up meetings, you’ll support the team through the build ensuring that it is in line with requirements.  The team normally be working to deliver a complete feature - something that’s valuable in its own right to the client. You’ll quickly see the fruits of your labour. You may have a few problems to solve along the way. But then again, this is why you joined! You’re a natural problem-solver and enjoy finding creative solutions.  

Having joined the business you’ll be given the opportunity to become Sitecore certified, we’ll support you in working towards MVP status if you fancy it. We’ll encourage you to engage the wider Sitecore community and develop your professional skillset by attending knowledge-sharing user groups, conferences and events. Once fully engrained within the business, you could even attend major events overseas in places like Florida, Vegas, Amsterdam, and Berlin.  

If you're looking for a new challenge; with a growing, market leading Sitecore agency - get in touch