Product Owner, Defence

Product Owner, Defence

  • London
  • Product Management

Improbable has created SpatialOS: a networking solution combining low latency, tools for faster iteration, and a ready-to-go architecture capable of supporting innovative games.


Now the Improbable Defence division, building on the backbone of SpatialOS, has combined world class scientific modelling, market leading AI, mission specific user interfaces and a uniquely flexible and secure deployment model to create a powerful simulation platform tailored to the needs of the military.


Our mission? To enable the most realistic and effective military simulations ever experienced, making defence users more effective on operations and decreasing the cost of military preparedness.

Your Mission:

This role is centred around developing and establishing valuable customer-facing applications of our platform. We develop our product offering through projects delivered collaboratively with partners and with close contact with our customers. Your role will be to uncover and understand the requirements of our customers from government and to distill and prioritise these to guide our project engineering efforts. You will be embedded in one or more agile teams for the purpose of realising the responsibilities listed below. 

Please note due to the nature of this role you will be expected to meet requirements associated with obtaining UK security vetting clearance

Your Impact

  • Represent the voice of our partners and customer and convey the vision of our product to our customers.
  • Identify the key requirements and features, and understand their value to customer and partner stakeholders.
  • Provide engineering teams direct access to this understanding by providing clarity on the requirement and priority of the user story in the relevant sprint ceremonies.
  • Refine requirements to detailed user stories and acceptance criteria that may include technical requirements.
  • Own stories and acceptance criteria, following a single thread from requirement capture through to product release, especially on backlog and during engineering sprints.
  • Represent the voice of the customer and the Product vision for your squad
  • Rigorously and continuously prioritise requirements and be the responsible owner of the backlog
  • Work closely with UX Researchers, Product Designers and Engineering managers
  • to analyse and prioritise stories, epics and tasks to deliver the product strategy
  • and value for the business.
  • Become an expert on the product, the market, relevant technology and the
  • competition.
  • Run feedback sessions with customer and partner stakeholders.
  • Lead the development of product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionality.  

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

  • Ability to think about the bigger vision and executing on minor detailing
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative working style
  • Excellent organisational and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop repeatable reporting and processes improvement
  • Ability to discuss and reason about technical concepts
  • Deep understanding of technology and development best practices
  • Experience working with engineers in a delivery environment
While we think the above experience could be important, we can’t predict the future and so we’re keen to hear from applicants that believe they have valuable experience. If you identify with the team & mission, but not all of the suggestions, then please still apply!!
Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.