Generous holiday allowance
Charity / volunteering days
Income protection insurance

Product Owner II

Salary Competitive plus Bonus and Benefits
Location Remote
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We are seeking a Product Owner II for HCM Transactions, reporting into the Product Management Manager. The role involves working across our HCM portfolio to deliver transactional revenue programmes via our payroll & HR solutions.

This will involve creating market leading propositions around payments, analytics, data services, salary benchmarking and real-time payroll payments with our own solutions or 3rd party partners, delivering transformation experiences for customers, colleagues & employees. You will be responsible for leading partnership engagements for the HCM Connector product, and managing the productisation, and monetisation of API integrated offerings.

The role will involve collaborating with various stakeholders, with the aim of translating the customer voice into roadmaps, end-to-end release cycle, and compliant maintenance.



  • Manage, define, and communicate the HCM Connector’s strategy, business value and technical rationale. 
  • Own and execute a compelling product roadmap for the platform. 
  • Gather and document information about market research, customer analysis, competitive intelligence, and demands from legal and commercial needs.
  • Build a strong collaborative relationship with the engineering team, establishing and communicating the OKRs, metrics, roadmap, and product requirements.
  • Organise and manage joint Development and Product engagements during development phase.
  • Collaborate with developers on testing of new features and enhancements.
  • Work with the Content Design team and provide documentation for internal and external use, including release notes, write ups and user guides.
  • Work with sales, marketing, and communication teams to deliver messaging about new releases to clients and prospective partners and users.

Knowledge and Experience 

  • Experience of HCM transactions and product integration using API connectors
  • Product Ownership / Management experience in a SaaS or PaaS space
  • Familiarity with a variety of HR or payroll software products
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle and Agile methodology
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Well organised, customer centric, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, simultaneously


Please note:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

As one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, IRIS Software Group exists to simplify the lives of businesses, schools and organisations.

IRIS provides software solutions and services that substantially enhance operational compliance, efficiency and accuracy, empowering the users of our technology to look forward with certainty and confidence.

Over 4 million parents use our software to connect with their child’s school, 18% of UK employees are paid via an IRIS payroll solution, 50,000 SMEs use IRIS cloud bookkeeping and 21,000 firms rely on us for legislative compliance.

Our operational software is the invisible but essential beating heart of our customers’ businesses, supporting them in a range of objectives, from maintaining legislative compliance to boosting engagement with stakeholders and enhancing productivity.

It’s vital these mission-critical functions work first time, every time.

That’s why IRIS helps businesses run the tough stuff, stay compliant and get operational tasks done right first time, every time – so they can focus on productivity and growth.

IRIS is a company built on hiring the best people; our people are our greatest assets.

They enable us to be the innovative, market-leading, and high-performing company that we are today.

We’re delighted to be certified as a Great Place to Work and one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women.

These accolades confirm that our employees have a consistently positive experience at IRIS, with the certifications considering employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, trust in management, effective communication and recognition/reward.

IRIS is committed to engaging, rewarding and empowering our employees, and this is central to what we do.

This is why we work to create an environment where employees feel like they are part of a team.

We believe in creating a culture of engagement and reward to develop your potential and offer long-term career success. We do this by:

Supporting our managers to be great leaders, providing inspirational management resources and offering dedicated management development training.

Rewarding individual excellence through dedicated initiatives and Employee Awards for demonstrating our values.

Offering regular training and development programmes tailored to each employee’s development needs and providing a commitment to a ‘learning culture’ which shares knowledge, best practice and our long-standing expertise between employees.

We’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement and listen to our employees via regular feedback sessions and employee engagement surveys.

Our employees love the colleagues they work with. We promote a positive environment where our people feel comfortable, make friends and support each other.

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