Product Owner

Job description

The Product Owner will work on the implementation of RheoCube’s backlog. - RheoCube is the first digital experimentation software to offer a scientifically validated alternative to costly trial-and-error processes. - You will be our first Product Owner. Your role will involve connecting with multiple stakeholders (internal and external), creating user stories and tasks, and prioritizing them in agreement with these stakeholders. The roadmap is now defined in a coop among the technology & commercial teams and other stakeholders. Our ultimate goal is to build RheoCube efficiently, optimizing our development process and increasing the teams’ productivity. We also expect you to be an Agile champion and support the adoption of more Agile practices throughout the company. We have an intensive roadmap and a healthy backlog of to-do’s. We are very proud of our product RheoCube and hope to find the right Product Owner to help support our product’s initiatives.

Your responsibilities

  • Being a “Product Owner” in a strict Agile sense
    • Work with the CTO on implementation of the product roadmap
    • Manage product backlog (spread in a few team backlogs)
    • Connect with multiple stakeholders regarding prioritization, technical feasibility, and acceptance criteria of new features
    • Define epics, user stories, and tasks (with input from team leads and stakeholders)
    • Measure team velocity and other efficiency metrics
    • Use the metrics to plan releases, sprints, and team sizes
  • Push for the adoption of Agile practices throughout the organization
  • Optimize our development processes

For you

Our Electric Ant Lab team is talented, diverse, and enjoys the support of a well-defined growth plan. You’ll enjoy working in an inspiring environment with great colleagues and flexible working hours. Having started out as a fast-paced start-up, we’ve moved rapidly into scale-up mode. We have an entrepreneurial mindset and keep our "small company work ethic". Whether working together at the Amsterdam Science Park, or remotely from our homes, we pride ourselves on productivity and a “get work done” attitude. A competitive salary and secondary benefits are all part of a package that makes it attractive to join our tech-company. Please be aware that an EU work permit is mandatory, and we do not offer relocation.

About us. The Electric Ant Lab company and our solution RheoCube

RheoCube is a cloud-based simulation platform for complex fluids. It offers a digital, browser-based alternative to trial-and-error lab experimentation. RheoCube drives results by improving the R&D cycle and significantly speeding up a product’s time-to-market. Chemistry focused R&D scientists in large corporations form a large part of RheoCube’s client base. This breakthrough solution was developed by the team at Electric Ant Lab (EAL), a VC-backed simulation software company located at Amsterdam Science Park. Founded by Dr. Eric Lorenz, EAL is a gathering of interdisciplinary experts from around the world - leaders in the fields of chemistry, computational physics, business, visualizations and web development. The team’s vision is to empower experimental scientists and the companies they work for via simulation techniques and High-Performance Computing. They do so every day by developing a cutting-edge product, which is at the forefront of science.

The application process

  • During the pandemic the process is completely online
  • The process consists of a screening meeting and three interview rounds and may also involve an action learning session so that we can see how you do with our way of working.

Special note to Recruiting Agencies and/or recruiters in general: we absolutely do not appreciate any phone calls or cold outreaches with potential candidates. Thank you! We invite ‘your’ candidates to apply themselves.


  • 5+ years of professional experience as Product Owner
  • Strong agile experience/background & advocating attitude
  • Living in The Netherlands or willing to move to the Amsterdam area
  • A valid EU work permit
  • Fluent using Atlassian Jira would be a bonus