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Technical Product Owner RnD for Cumulocity IoT - Devices and Protocols*


Location: Düsseldorf (preferred)


Are you a passionate, creative and independent engineer in software product development and not afraid of continuously learning state-of-the-art technologies? Do you easily communicate with software architects, engineers, business partners, and customers and don’t mind preparing and organizing work for team mates? Are you familiar with IoT use cases? Do you want to be part of an international, dynamic, committed product development team driving innovation, customer experience and market share in our Cumulocity IoT platform? Then this position at Software AG might be a career opportunity for you!






As product owner* you tie internal stakeholders with our IoT product development teams. In front of development teams, you represent customers and product management. For customers and internal stakeholders, you act as a technical product expert*. In this role you complement our agile product development teams and take responsibility for defining, prioritizing and monitoring the development backlogs. Focus area is on connectivity of our Cumulocity IoT platform from and to external devices. We are looking for an experienced product owner*.






The product owner* will have to contribute to the further development of our Cumulocity IoT platform, being part of a larger Cumulocity IoT Product Development Team.

The role will have to:

  • Analyze IoT use cases, customer pain points, and requirements
  • Provide technology analysis with a high-level of accuracy in an appropriate format for the target audience, with a self-driven work attitude sticking to given timelines
  • Translate customer and technical requirements into product backlog
  • Prioritize backlog, joint effort with product management and product architects
  • Explain backlog and backlog items to development teams
  • Coordinate development activities among development teams
  • Monitor and steer development process including quality assurance activities
  • Review deliverables from product development teams
  • Support product management and development teams in release activities
  • Promote the Cumulocity IoT Platform towards customers, partners and analysts
  • Prepare technical, product-related content with internal stakeholders such as product management, product marketing, and field teams
  • Propose and implement product and process improvements



The position will report to the Vice President Cumulocity IoT R&D – Core and DataHub.






  • Academic Degree
    • Master degree in computer science, natural sciences, engineering or a related area
  • Professional Experience
    • 10+ years
  • Special Knowledge
    • Product Architecture and Technology (required)
    • Project Management skills (required)
    • Know-how in the IoT or Cloud Area (desirable)
    • Innovation Management and Design Thinking (desirable)
  • IT Skills
    • Good understanding of Internet-Of-Things technologies (required)
    • Good understanding of Network- and IoT Protocols like e.g. MQTT, MQTT-SN, LwM2M, SigFox, LoRaWAN, SCEF (required)
    • Cloud technologies (Kubernetes, Docker) and platforms (SaaS, PaaS), trends and business models (required)
    • Hands-on experience with agile software development (required)
    • Product development and lifecycle management (required)
    • Security technologies (desirable)
    • English mandatory + German desirable






  • Strong team player in a widely distributed multi-cultural team
  • Very good technical skills in cloud, data management, security, and network technologies
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong quality focus
  • Very good communication- (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Good networking skills, creativity, strategic thinking and innovation
  • Ability to multi-task, change priorities rapidly and work under pressure


*f/m/d - diversity matters!





Please apply only online. Your application should contain a short cover letter, a curriculum vitae in tabular form as well as your training and work references.


Your contact:

Marion Rauber, Manager HR Recruiting & Onboarding DACH, Phone +49 (0) 681 210 2141, Mail Marion.Rauber@softwareag.com


















Jobsegment: Engineer, Product Development, Computer Science, Data Management, Product Manager, Engineering, Research, Technology, Data, Operations