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POSITION:  Product Owner Lead - DesignOps

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


Live the Exceptional With Soul.  This is the singular purpose of JLR. 


Jaguar Land Rover has been a pioneer in automotive research, design, and engineering for almost a century. Building on the rich history of our two iconic brands we’re redefining modern luxury through new ideas, new technologies, and new innovations.


As part of the Digital Product Platform group here in Portland, Oregon, we work with internal engineering groups and external vendors to build new technologies for JLR's future vehicle product lines. We thrive on the challenges of working with vehicles in an interconnected world, building rich experiences for our customers. We understand the art of human factors, seeking to make interaction with technology intuitive and enjoyable, and to extend that experience through our users' connected devices. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionize mobility for generations.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people - they are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work and reach their full potential. An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Now is an exciting time to join Jaguar Land Rover.


What you will be doing:

  • Partner with collaborators, stakeholders, and other product owners in close alignment to a global DesignOps Strategy.
  • Responsible for vision, mission, and roadmaps for accountable platform(s) and their coexistence and interoperability within JLR systems.
  • Translate company strategy, business objectives, system-architecture and partners into clear, concrete product increments, epics, user stories, functional specifications, and other assets to ensure project alignment and transparency for collaborators, sponsors, and project contributors
  • Gather, generate, and align objectives from business partners, designers, developers, project managers, and other functions within our business, guiding them into functional requirements
  • Act as a representative for products throughout the development lifecycle to ensure outputs meet stakeholder needs, participating in and leading key agile meetings, and resolving scope and technical conflicts
  • Communicate product status to all partners, including executive leadership
  • Ownership of product requirements and roadmaps while contributing to business reviews, strategies, and collaboration between teams
  • Design or adapt processes as the basis for feature intake and gathering business requirements
  • Work closely with strategy, product management, product owners and other business functions to evaluate the business, technical, and strategic projects which may contribute to Jaguar Land Rover’s development
  • Lead multiple projects and teams and contribute to efforts involving multiple teams
  • Provide training and support to members of the team
  • Embed with and lead autonomous teams to deliver throughout product stages
  • Other duties as assigned

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years professional experience as a product owner, product manager, or equivalent
  • Professional experience in software development, engineering, or similar field required
  • Professional experience delivering customer facing products to production
  • Ability to present complex topics and report on project status to senior level management
  • Ability to act as a representative of Jaguar Land Rover to external partners
  • Professional Agile/Scrum experience
  • Excellent collaboration, observational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills alongside the desire and ability to see things from multiple perspectives
  • You must be resourceful, conscientious, and self-motivated
  • You must be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships while advocating for meaningful improvements to our customer experiences


Location: Portland, Oregon

Schedule: Hybrid


So Why Us?

  • As a people-first company, working at JLR means opportunity, teamwork, and growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job.
  • Be part of an international, inclusive, and open-minded company
  • You are never just a number. We take pride in taking care of our employees doing everything we can to make sure that our teammates thrive both in and out of the office.
  • Our employees receive a generous time off policy
  • We offer a discounted Vehicle Car Program
  • Employees also receive generous health care and retirement plans
  • Quarterly Chair Massages
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • And more!



At JLR we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


Find out what to expect at each stage of the process along with some hints and tips.


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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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