Employment Hero is hiring a Product Owner


Employment Hero is a genuine disrupter within the HR and Fintech space and we have recently received a capital raise to accelerate our spot as Australia's first and leading all-in-one HR, Payroll and Benefits Platform.

You'll be part of a dynamic business that challenges the status quo and sets the benchmark for others to follow. You'll be part of an open, team-oriented and rewards-based culture where your input is encouraged and your success is rewarded! We're entering an exciting period of growth and we're on the lookout for a standout Product Owner to complement our existing team and fulfil our product strategy.

This role will see you join a progressive company at the forefront of HR, Payroll & Benefits technologies with the opportunity to grow and develop with us. You will be an integral part of a dynamic Product team consisting of Designers, Developers, Engineers and Product experts. The team you'll be joining is smart, ambitious & . . . quirky!

Learn more about Employment Hero at https://employmenthero.com/.


About this role

This position, based in our Sydney HQ office, is part of an engaged and driven Product team and is primarily responsible for:

Product ownership and delivery:

  • Responsible for the delivery of the product vision and its success

  • Translate the product vision and roadmap through to delivery, operation and continuous improvement

  • Monitor and adapt the product vision and roadmap as constraints are identified, whilst staying true the product vision

Backlog management:

  • Apply a strategic mindset to user story prioritisation and delivery. Balance business goals, client expectations and customer desirability with what can feasibly be delivered (technically and within available time and budget)

  • Assist with prioritisation decision-making during release and sprint planning. Represent the client, customer and brand in decision-making

  • Assist client product owners and client product managers during prioritisation sessions

Collaboration and team management:

  • Managing and developing a high performing team

  • Collaborate with UX Designer and product leadership team to plan, undertake and input results of testing and performance measurement into future release and roadmap planning

  • Collaborate with UX Designer to ensure solutions appropriately meet sprint user stories

  • Assist with the documentation of wireframes and acceptance tests against user stories

  • Collaborate with UI Designer to ensure interface designs appropriately meet the wireframes, user stories and acceptance tests

  • Ensure user stories and supporting material equate to finished designs ready for build

  • Collaborate with Technical Architects and Developers to ensure the product vision and designed solutions are feasible and viable

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • You're driven by our customer mission and passionate about being part of a tribe of great people. Whatever you love - customer experience, business process, design, technology, data, you're active in the community that sits around it

  • Have undergraduate qualifications (Business Systems, IT or Engineering disciplines preferred)

  • A minimum 4 years relevant work experience as a Product Owner

  • Are able to write well-defined specifications to clearly communicate expected product outcomes

  • Have proven success working with development teams using agile/scrum methodology

  • Are a strong people manager and leader with a natural preference for being a hands-on mentor.

  • Have strong communication, presentation and listening skills

  • Possess excellent decision making and problem-solving skills


  • Self, health, wealth, happiness initiatives

  • Seasonal ping-pong tournaments <---- this gets pretty serious...

  • Friday get togethers - a fully stocked beer, wine and soft drink fridge

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Return to work bonus for primary carers

  • Continuing education/ post-graduate assistance program

  • Employee rewards program

  • Personal training, yoga classes, lunchtime soccer

  • Health insurance corporate plan

  • Weekly fresh fruit

  • Quarterly & yearly team celebrations

  • Employee benefits and discounts on products and services through our third party partners and our benefits platform

  • Lunch and learn sessions