The Bystronic Group is one of the world leading suppliers of systems for economical sheet metal processing. In over 30 countries, our customers appreciate the outstanding commitment of our more than 2800 employees. We continuously develop our solutions and thus create unique added value for our customers. Our success is based not only on innovation but also on openness and commitment. Convince yourself of our qualities as an employer and start your success story at Bystronic.


Join us on our journey to build the smart factory for the sheet metal industry! At our location in Niederönz, we are looking for a passionate and highly motivated team member to lead the development of our cell control software solution.


Product Owner Smart Factory Cell Control

In this position you are a member of the Competence Center Software Services and take on the functional lead for a Scrum team. Together with Product Management and key stakeholders from Bystronic’s Solution Center, you develop software which allows our customers to flexibly orchestrate their sheet metal production and automate manufacturing order processing.


Your responsibilities

  • Drive the cross-functional and cross-unit Cell Control product development from requirements to delivery
  • Ensure customer and market requirements are seamlessly and continuously transformed into high-quality software releases
  • Lead the Cell Control Scrum team as the Product Owner providing direction to the agile development team throughout development
  • Manage the development backlog and its prioritization including iteration planning and the elaboration of user stories
  • Assess value, define and prioritize stories, epics and features to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value aligned with product strategy
  • Align with the overall product release plan and set expectations for delivery of new functionality, whilst coordinating dependencies to other development teams and organizations
  • Take on an active role in mitigating impediments affecting successful team completion of sprint goals and releases
  • Manage focus, stakeholders, resources and schedules throughout the entire development life cycle
  • Manage issues, risks and changes to ensure successful and on-time delivery
  • Collaborate with the Solution Center to evolve software components according needs from customer projects
  • Display desire and devotion to understand product and technology in depth


Your profile

  • Academic background at Bachelor degree or equivalent level of education
  • Three or more years of experience as product owner or technical project manager
  • Proven track record assessing, translating and formulating stakeholder requirements, as well as a demonstrable competence in deriving suitable concepts and reusable abstractions based on specific customer needs
  • Experience in managing and coordinating agile software product development projects, preferably in a Product Owner role
  • Strong understanding of essential agile development principles, ideally combined with practical experience (e.g. Scrum) 
  • Skilled in using an Occam’s razor and the KISS principle 
  • Strong communication, presentation and leadership skills, as well as organizational and time management skills
  • Strong drive and commitment to collaborate across teams and departments 
  • Decision-making and follow-through attitude paired with a strong customer focus 
  • Fluency in English is required, German language skills are an advantage 


A conceptual background in the following areas represents a plus: 

  • Understanding of software interfaces, software architectures and object-oriented data modeling
  • Background in manufacturing, machine tool operations, or CAD/CAM processes
  • Numeric control (NC) or Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)


Who we are

The Competence Center Software Services is responsible for the implementation of the Bystronic Smart Factory ecosystem – a next-generation business solution addressing the needs of the sheet metal manufacturing industry end-to-end. Our core: 

  • We are building the software components for digital manufacturing solutions
  • We are organized as an agile organization where each development team takes on full accountability and ownership for the quality and success of their product 
  • We are committed to deliver our customers open, innovative, and scalable solutions which leverage advanced tools and technologies including cloud- and web-based services for manufacturing.


What we offer

  • Interesting tasks, innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities with challenging goals
  • Exciting national and international projects
  • Team spirit - in a committed, high-performance and multicultural team
  • A transparent, dynamic and agile environment
  • A modern workplace in a rapidly growing company
  • Flexible working conditions

We look forward to receiving your application, including your complete dossier.


Delia Weber, HR Recruiter

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