Novi Sad, Serbia


Product Owner – Junior

SmartCat is a Brain-Powered AI Company. Our data magic starts with a dream team of bright people who are constantly finding novel ways to solve complex data problems for carefully selected projects. SmartCat’s solutions have a positive and measurable impact on various businesses, everyday life, and society.

So, if you a dynamic and motivated individual with a passion for technology and a desire to shape the future of digital products, we’re excited to offer a unique opportunity for a Junior Product Owner to join our team, starting as a Scrum Master and growing into a full-fledged Product Owner role. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-driven professional with 6 + months of relevant experience to take the next step in their career.

Start as a Scrum Master and move to the Product Owner position. Begin your journey as a Scrum Master, working closely with experienced product professionals to master the art of Agile.

  • Facilitate  Agile ceremonies (daily standups, sprint planning, retrospectives) to keep our projects on track.
  • Support the Product Owner and Development Team in maintaining a well-groomed backlog.
  • Champion continuous improvement and team member motivation by identifying and addressing areas for enhancement in our Agile practices 

As a Product Owner, collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, designers, and business stakeholders, to define product features and requirements.

  • Assist in translating business goals and user needs into detailed user stories, acceptance criteria, and product backlogs.
  • Prioritize and manage the product backlog to ensure the development team is focused on delivering the highest value features.
  • Participate in sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and sprint reviews, providing insights and clarifications to the development team.

Act as a liaison between technical and non-technical teams, ensuring effective communication and alignment of objectives. Monitor the product development lifecycle, addressing any roadblocks and ensuring timely delivery of features. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in product management and IT.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.6 + months of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or related role within the IT industry.
  • Agile Enthusiasm: A foundational understanding of Agile principles, with a willingness to grow and learn.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills, essential for collaborating with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: Thrives in a fast-paced, evolving environment, ready to embrace new challenges.
  •  Problem-Solving Prowess: Ability to adapt and find creative solutions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fundamental knowledge in creating user stories, acceptance criteria, and maintaining product backlogs.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to make data-driven decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Familiarity with project management tools and software, such as JIRA or Trello.
  • Passion for technology and a keen interest in staying updated with the latest trends and developments.

We offer:

  • Clearly defined pay grades: from LS to L4 
  • The Career path that connects these grades – you know where your life is going (at least here with us)
  • Loyalty coefficient: 10% on net compensation after 3 years in SmartCat, 20% on net compensation after 5 years
  • Knowledge budget: extra money for conferences, books, and training of your choice
  • Flexible working hours and remote work 
  • End-of-the-year bonus program 
  • We are transparent – from L-levels to salary, strategy, financial reports, and beyond
  • You will have our full support towards gaining expertise
  • An excellent team of senior engineers and data scientists