VALD is a fast-growing, Brisbane-based scale-up providing innovative human-measurement technology to over 1,500 of the world's most elite sporting teams, clinics, universities, hospitals, and Defence departments. If you have a favourite team in the NBA, EPL, NFL, AFL or NRL, there's a good chance they use VALD products.

Seven years on from its humble beginnings around a share-house dining room table in Brisbane, VALD has grown to a team of over 180 team members in 19 countries, with four offices across Australia, the UK and USA.

Driven by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, sports scientists, designers, developers and engineers, VALD's suite of systems offer unparalleled insight into human movement, performance, injury risk and rehabilitation.

About the VALD Product Team

The VALD Product team is charged with turning the ideas and feedback from our clients into reality. The team is split into two functions – Product Strategy and Engineering.

Our product team is passionate about client needs and understands how to translate those needs into features.

We have plenty of growing left to do. We are looking for a Technical Product Owner a background in software engineering to join our team. You’ll work with VALD's domain experts to articulate road-mapped items to the engineering team and other relevant stakeholders – such as our management, sales, marketing and client services teams.

What you will do

A key aspect of this role will be organisation and planning. You'll often be working with cross-functional teams with interdependencies, so being able to regularly review and prioritise your work, and ensuring your team has clear milestones will be critical to your success.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Lead delivery of technical projects and innovations relating to cloud infrastructure, security, data management, etc
  • Manage projects which may span across multiple development teams delivering high technical quality and reliability
  • Be hands-on and work closely with product and development teams
  • Define and deliver the vision and roadmap to stakeholders involved in the project
  • Engage with and seek end-user feedback on features to provide strategy in conjunction with other Product Strategy team members
  • Contribute to the quarterly roadmap plan for development delivery and the ongoing preparation for future roadmap iterations
  • Address impediments, drive decisions and prioritise a product feature backlog for maximum value
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning and elaboration of user stories
  • Define acceptance criteria
  • Planning and execution of sprints
  • Deliver clear instructions to developers and ensure an adequate amount of prior prepared work to always be in the backlog.
  • Plan and conduct product feature testing and provide product signoff before release
  • Coordinate with the sales and marketing teams for the timely announcements of new features and releases

Is this you?

  • Experience as a Technical Product Owner/Manager, Technical Lead or Software Engineer
  • Experience in developing scalable solutions for the cloud (Microsoft Azure preferred) using CI/CD methodologies
  • Strong leadership skills with experience leading development teams
  • Ability to communicate technical problems/solutions to a non-technical audience
  • A high intellectual curiosity to understand products, how they work, and how they solve client problems
  • A broad understanding and practical experience of agile/scrum development approach to working.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management with the ability to engage and influence at all levels
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Experience and interest in working in the technology industry

It’s not expected that any single candidate would check every box here. Research shows that while men and women share similarities in how they look for jobs, women may hold back if they don’t meet 100% of the criteria, while men usually apply after meeting about 60%.

If you meet just some of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application!

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re at all interested. Show us how your experience could improve our team and widen our perspective. Our selection process includes assessing the requirements of the role vs the individual, and how well we think they will work in the VALD team.

Why VALD?

VALD's best asset is not our technology but our people and culture. We have a range of benefits we offer to our team. Some of our perks and benefits include:

  • Competitive market salary in a down-to-earth, inclusive and vibrant work environment
  • Learn from a range of high-performing individuals and teams across a range of disciplines.
  • Flexible working environment
  • Chefs that prepare you delicious fresh breakfast and lunch every day!
  • On-site barista to make your coffee just as you like it.
  • Team gym, remedial massage therapy access to physiotherapy and exercise physiology services.

Keen to learn more? You can find us at vald.com or watch our 'About VALD’ video: https://youtu.be/ZJYEYHWUdC4. 

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

VALD’s best asset is not our technology but our people and culture. A culture of inclusion and diversity is critical to our business. We know diverse teams perform better. It's not a separate initiative – we aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment and embracing diversity, including gender, nationality, disability, age, marital/parental status, ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic background and sexual orientation. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds.