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Product Owner

Agoura Hills, California, United States

Job ID : J000624282

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The future is all about the software-defined vehicle. Like your computer, the vehicle is becoming a holistic computing platform capable of executing complex software programs. As part of our Software team, you’ll help us engineer, design and produce an entirely new and smarter architecture for tomorrow’s cars.

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  • Analytical
  • Communicative
  • Curious
  • Quick-thinking
  • Solution-Driven
  • Team player

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“Mastering a new challenge every day to help shape the mobile future for everyone. That's what I like about my work, that's what drives me. Aptiv gives me this opportunity.”

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Job Description


This position is part of our Advanced Safety & User Experience segment in San Francisco, CA. You will work on Aptiv's Software defined vehicle of tomorrow and to enable a more safer, greener and more connected future of mobility.


Are you ready to enable a safer, greener and more connected future of mobility? We're building agile teams (scrum) to take full dev-ops responsibility and closely interact with our partners and build the interfacing code and use cases. You will lead a team that creates processes and APIs on top of an existing PaaS layer to help automate software development for automotive industry.

You will own and maintain the Product Backlog and define the team’s specific objectives for the upcoming Project/Program Increment.


  • Understand the scope and need for architectural roadmaps and collaborate with architects and engineering to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the key technological infrastructures.

  • Protect the long-term technical integrity of the feature/product.

  • Play an essential role in Scrum ceremonies.

  • Your Reviews shall ensure that they will show the most critical aspects of the solution to the stakeholders.

  • Participate in the development of acceptance criteria for features and draft them when feasible.

  • Review and reprioritize the backlog as part of the preparatory work for Iteration including coordination of content dependencies with other POs and all relevant stakeholders.

  • Participate as a member of the extended Project Management team and review and contribute to the project-level vision, roadmap, and content presentations.

  • Has a total responsibility for the Quality of the feature/product/ component.

Must Haves (Basic Qualifications):

  • 3+ years experience in SW-Engineering or System Engineering.

  • Certificate in Professional Scrum Product Owner or equivalent work experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent.

  • Project Management skills, especially in areas of estimations, planning, clarifying goals & actions, managing backlog, identifying risks.

  • Knowledge of agile methodologies & keen interest in staying up to date with the trends in this dynamic field.

  • Basic knowledge of SW-Quality-Processes.

  • Ability communicate effectively and convey complex concepts into simplified language.

  • Ability to work in complex, matrix organizations for the benefit of the team.

Nice to Haves (Preferred Qualifications):

  • 5+ years experience in SW-Engineering or System Engineering.

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent.

  • (SW-)Project Management skills (methods, tools). 

  • Methodical approach to problem solving. 

  • Skillful and exhibiting willingness to anticipate customer’s needs.

  • Skillful in applying coaching techniques in business environment.

Aptiv Rewards and Advantages:

  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential

  • Learning and development opportunitiesDiscount programs with various manufacturers and retailers

  • Recognition for innovation and excellence

  • Opportunities to give back to the community

  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world

  • Relocation assistance may be available

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Parental leave, etc.)

About Advanced Safety & User Experience

Advanced Safety & User Experience encompasses our deep expertise in centralized computing platforms, advanced safety systems and automated driving, while acknowledging the growth in areas that enrich the in-vehicle experience.

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger. 

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some see technology. We see a way to make connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.

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