Technical Product Manager / Product Owner Gateways (m/f/d)
Engineering / Essen (Technikum) / hybrid / full-time / iSE02373
You act as Product Owner for the Gateways squad. Your contract title is Technical Product Manager.

Welcome to ista

At ista, we support property owners and managers in making their buildings fit for the future and kind to the planet. That includes tracking and billing energy consumption in a way that’s easy to grasp, to help save energy and cut CO₂ emissions. With over 6,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we’re committed to making it happen. Join us and help shape tomorrow, secure in the knowledge that you’re part of a successful company that also offers you the flexibility of agile working practices.

Everyone is welcome at ista, regardless of age, gender, background, sexual orientation, religion or disabilities. We’re proud to be part of a diverse team. Fostering a culture of team spirit and togetherness, we are always there for one another. We set great store by ensuring a healthy work-life balance for our people. Plus, we offer each and every employee the opportunity to pursue further training and personal development.

  • In the role of Product Owner Gateways, you are responsible for communication devices used to provide machine type communication between metering instruments and IT headends
  • Your squad manages requirements as well as features and provides hard- and software for submetering communication services used for meter and gateway configuration and metering data acquisition
  • Your squad also provides support to operate the hardware- and software-based communication subsystems in the context of submetering and energy management services of ista
  • You permanently follow the available systems on the market and thus always have an up-to-date overview of corresponding devices and their technologies used on the market
  • In coordination with the Tribe Lead Hardware Delivery, you define a roadmap of gateway features, architecture, and technology for best contribution to the business goals based on our corporate agile processes
  • You ensure that your team is always informed, actively involve the squad members in a planned and targeted manner and complete tasks together with the team and the Agile Team Coaches
  • You will report technically to the Tribe Lead Hardware Delivery and you will be in close alignment with Product Owner colleagues

  • Your experience in owning products is characterized by a management-oriented leadership style and you exemplify an agile and innovative mindset
  • You already have experience in managing device development projects (from requirements definition to manufacturing)
  • You have a good understanding of business and development processes, regulatory frameworks, system level architecture and technology
  • You are familiar with the basic state of the art and trends in future radio technologies for both IoT devices and mobile communications in the low-power environment of the devices
  • A plus would be basic knowledge of the OMS (Open Metering Standard) and battery technologies
  • Experience with the associated standards and guidelines
  • You have strong analytical skills, a pragmatic and risk-aware working style, a high willingness to learn and change and ideally experience with an agile working culture in a hardware development environment
  • Very good German and English skills round off your profile

  • Experience strong commitment: Join an agile transformation actively promoted by our CEO
  • Do the right thing with purpose: Our services save CO₂ and protect the environment – we work for a sustainable world of tomorrow!
  • Enjoy many benefits: Look forward to an attractive salary, 30 days of vacation per year, flexible working hours in a modern office building, as well as the opportunity to work remotely
  • Stay curious and develop yourself further: Standing still is not an option for us, which is why we support you in every aspect of your development – take advantage of our innovative training program, for example with courses from the online universities Udacity and Coursera. Lots of learning opportunities are waiting for you!
  • Secure a bright future for yourself: With us, a solid international medium-sized company meets a start-up atmosphere – our path offers you long-term and excellent career options
  • Experience a working environment full of trust: We all share the same goals and pull together
  • Have fun in a motivated team: We organize cross-team events, an international soccer cup and “Ice cream for everyone”-days in the summer – we always come up with something new, be curious!