Software Product Owner

Full-Time Position


LUMICKS is looking for a passionate software product owner. Working together with our software engineering, product/project management, and R&D teams you will be responsible for supporting the end-to-end development and delivery of one of our software products in an agile environment.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Owning the software backlog, including taking responsibility for prioritization and estimation.
  • Aligning deliverables and collaborating with software stakeholders including product and project management, operations, service, and other R&D teams.
  • Translating product roadmaps into well-defined software requirements, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
  • Creating and maintaining a software roadmap and a vision for the direction of the software.
  • Providing visibility and monitoring progress, whilst keeping our stakeholders and the wider business up to date on software development.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • You graduated with a BSc or MSc degree in a technology-focused discipline or can show equivalent professional experience.
  • You can show professional experience as a product owner, ideally in a mixed hardware/software environment.
  • You have a strong focus on the practical implementation of an agile process.
  • Experience in using JIRA to manage a software backlog is a benefit.
  • You enjoy working with a small and agile team that is passionate about technology.
  • You want to make an excellent product, like to work in a dynamic environment and have the right getting-things-done mentality to meet occasional demanding deadlines.
  • You have excellent communication skills.


LUMICKS is a quickly growing academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use and reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science.

Our technologies: LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our leading instrument, the C-Trap®, can be used to “catch” single molecules and expose them to precise mechanical forces. You can, simultaneously, visualize the molecule and the manipulation process with correlated, highly sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to study DNA replication or molecular “engines” processing the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS’ systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also provide the z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall binding strengths between cells, known as cell avidity. This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Growth opportunities

Flat organization & open culture