Technical Product Owner

Product Development - Operations · London, Greater London
Department Product Development - Operations
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are looking for a Technical Product Owner - Platform and Reliability Engineering

Location: London       Reporting to: Head of Technology Operations


The Role:

Are you keen to help us transform a platform that handles around 10,000 requests a second, around 14 million searches per day, and around 1.5 billion minutes of time on site every month, all with less than 53 mins of downtime each year?


The Technical Product Owner is a key part of Platform and Reliability Engineering group comprising platform engineers, database administrators, infrastructure, network and site reliability engineers. The team sits within the Product Development organisation, which plays a pivotal role in delivering the overall consumer and customer digital experience underpinning the Rightmove business.  We recognise that to deliver the best products and features for our consumers, customers and colleagues we need to work effectively as a healthy, high performing team.  We work collaboratively across a mix of product and centralised teams, together working towards Rightmove’s strategy.

Rightmove has a significant existing infrastructure, across Google Cloud, on-premises and in SaaS environments.  Our goal is to have a world class technology platform with developer experience, high velocity, security and reliability at its core. We are looking for people who can use their experience to help us take a big step forward in our platform vision.


A typical week as a Technical Product Owner might involve:

  • Developing and maintaining a deep understanding of our customers (Product Teams, Engineers, Product Owners) and our own (Platform and Reliability) needs and motivations.
  • Building, managing, and communicating the product roadmap ensuring external dependencies and our customers own roadmaps and priorities are considered.
  • Maintaining a backlog of improvements, clearly describing how they support Rightmove’s Technology goals and negotiating with customers (internal) and the Platform and Reliability Engineering Managers to prioritise these alongside the wider priorities for the group.
  • Managing the platform “products” and functionality owned by the team through use of the objectives and KPIs that you will help define.
  • Creating and validating business cases that underpin the product/initiative, with clear definition of opportunity, costs, and benefit.
  • Initiating and/or undertaking analysis to highlight any impacts to systems or business processes.
  • Working with engineers and other technical specialists to understand technology limitations, recommendations, and implementation options.
  • Being accountable for requirements definition and delivery of solutions across your product/initiatives.


We are looking for someone who:

  • We are looking for someone with a track record of delivering business impact
  • Has in-depth experience shaping and shipping a complex technology platform as a product in a technology and data-led organisation
  • Is adept at synchronising and aligning people at all levels of the organisation, both internal to the team as well as our internal customers and stakeholders
  • Understands Devops and Site Reliability Engineering principles and how they impact product teams and engineers
  • Has awareness of the software development lifecycle as well as the internet infrastructure/platform services, tools, and processes that enable it
  • Is passionate about delivering high quality experiences to end users.
  • Sets and measures clear, realistic, and timely goals.
  • Actively encourages contributions from all those around them, recognising the value of team members input when solving problems.
  • Has found the agile philosophy to be second nature.
  • Shows a desire to keep learning and improving themselves and the processes within the team.

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  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Department
    Product Development - Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience