Waters Corporation

  • Empower Product Owner

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Software Engineering
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
  • Overview

    Waters is developing solutions that make a meaningful impact on the world

    • Waters Helps Scientists in the Fight Against Cancer
    • Waters Helps Ensure The Quality & Safety of Food and Beverages
    • Waters Helps Drive Innovation in Chemical Materials
    • Waters Helps Scientists manufacture innovation for biodegradable plastics, safer cosmetics and latest consumer electronics
    • Waters Leads the way in helping scientists find ground-breaking treatments

     The Product Owner for Empower will leverage their understanding of the needs of our end user community and translate them into a purpose driven development roadmap. As an influential member of our Informatics organization, the Principal Product Owner will work cross functionally to plan, prioritize and drive features development based on internal and market priorities.

    Empower is Waters Corporation's flagship software product that has been recognized as an industry standard worldwide for the life sciences. Empower delivers benefit to our customers by providing the most comprehensive and easy to use workflow solutions that enable scientists to produce better outcomes for the life sciences.


    We are looking for smart, self-motivated people to join our truly exceptional engineering team. 



    As a Product Owner you will:

    • Responsible for articulating the vision for specific applications or product components within Empower across both the Waters Informatics business and the wider corporation.
    • Work cooperatively with other Empower program product owners.
    • May be required to be the primary product owner for several Waters Informatics products that are companion applications to Empower.
    • Define the product backlog working closely with multiple agile teams to develop and harmonize requirements
    • Accountable for the definition and prioritization of the product backlog that will deliver the business value
    • Build a network of channels and contributors to harvest “Voice of the Customer” requirements into comprehensive and justifiable product requirements
    • Participate in key customer events such as Waters INFORM.
    • Ensure that clear Milestone Goals and objectives are set and communicated effectively so that Project Manager can maximize visibility and transparency across the Program.                                                                                                         
    • Act as technical advisor and conduit between other departments/vertical markets
    • Monitor end-to-end product lifecycle and positioning in the market place
    • Ensure prioritization of all product related issues within other departments to maximize commercial opportunity; this includes Sales, Marketing, Research & Development, Service, Technical Support and Production
    • Align product lifecycle decisions with other Waters products and services in order to harmonize product offerings and maximize market potential

    As a team member you will:

    • participate in all team meetings and ceremonies in direct collaboration with other sites, provide input and feedback, take ownership on identified improvements
    • actively participate in learning and sharing activities either during informal or formal training and demos
    • demonstrate continuous technical improvement


    • Bachelor's Degree in Life Science, Chemistry or appropriate scientific field
    • Minimum 5 years experience with relevant laboratory software
    • Agile experience preferred
    • Strong knowledge Chromatography instruments and related software is strongly preferred.
    • Experience working as a product owner within an agile environment is strongly desired. Travel both domestically and internationally is required (estimated 1 week per quarter).
    • You are using efficiently your communication, teamwork, analysis and decision making skills and you are familiar with Agile methodologies.
    • You are fluent in English - speaking, reading, writing - Advanced Level
    • You care about software; you have a passion for what you do which you can clearly convey by your actions and experiences. You have an eye for software design and can talk eloquently on a range of topics due to your experiences and also from reading and experimentation
    • For you it’s more than a job. Among other things we’re strong advocates of creating quality software, and using the latest testing methodologies to ensure we meet the expectations of our customers 

    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.


    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.


    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.



    Waters Romania:

    Waters Romania located in Brasov is the largest site that is part of the Waters Informatics business. Our site is one of the fastest growing and most dedicated to creating revolutionary, impactful software and services that customers love! We are proud and passionate software engineers and we are working as one team with scientists around the world to solve unique problems in analytical technologies that are used to measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials in a range of industries- increasingly this is driven by machine learning, big data analytics and complex algorithms meaning we need the best computer scientists available. If you feel that application of software engineering should make a difference in the world we live in, you should get in touch with us today!


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