Product owner - Software Solutions

Do you want to join us and help us become even more productified? Then become our new Product Owner!

We secure society by enabling trusted identities for people and things. We are on a journey to transform, evolve and become even stronger. And we are looking for an experienced software Product Owner, who wants to join us on this journey and help us become a better, even more product focused organization. Are you ready for the challenge?

Tazrian Khan, V.P Engineering, is looking for a Product Owner to steer and support our development teams for one of our core components, Nexus Smart ID Identity manager.

This position is located in Ettlingen, Germany (near Karlsruhe). 

What will you be doing at Nexus?

Nexus is a software security company with a long history of supporting and securing large (think fortune 500s large) companies in Europe and around the world. We have always seen ourselves as a product company, we sell our own powerful solutions after all, but we have also seen a need for customization and project driven designs. Now we are mature enough to take the next step in the product journey, and this is where you come in.

We need an experienced PO to help us strengthen our Product organization, to implement best practices and to inspire and enable our competent development team with user stories and road maps. The component you will cultivate (IDM) is as stated one of our core components, and a complex beast that need a strong hand to tame it. The feature requests from our core customers could keep you busy for the next 5 years (yes, it’s a very important component for our clients as well). Therefore, you need to bring structure, prioritization, a business mindset and some toughness to this gig. And the reward is of course that you will bring tremendous value to the company and our clients alike!

As an experienced PO we think you have a pretty good idea what the role’s day to day will be, but one of our guiding principles is never assume, and therefore, here is a short summary of the role as we see it.

  • You will be responsible for the IDM road map and life cycle management
  • Lead the technological vision of the component/product
  • Align technology vision with our overall Smart ID vision (IDM is one of many components in our Smart ID solution suite)
  • Maintain, prioritize and scope the product backlog
  • Provide clear focus and directions for the quality and usability of the product

And above all else, collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. Both internally and with external stakeholders.

Who are you?

As stated, a couple of times already, we think you are a seasoned player within the Product arena. You have worked several years, either as a PO or Product manager, within a software company. It’s seldom we are as strict as this when looking for new team members, but this time we think this is an absolute MUST. You need to support and guide us and your colleagues and to do so in a believable way, you need to know what you are talking about.

And at the same time, to be a leader doesn’t mean you are a dictator in any way. You know that great results come from negotiations, collaborations, and teamwork. Nothing is black or white and you are very comfortable with the grays.

If you have experience from the IT security domain, that’s a huge plus, but most important is your willingness to learn and your overall personality. Your analytic and business mindset, in combination with your people skills is what will make you fly!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Carl-Zeiss-Straße 2
76275 Ettlingen Directions

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