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Product Owner

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Product Owner to join a tight-knit group of driven individuals who operate with the goal of delivering top-notch products to millions of users worldwide. Reporting into the VP of Product, the Product Owner will take ownership of Company products, contribute to the development and execution of the product strategy and roadmap, and be the voice of the customer while balancing business goals.

As a potential candidate for this position, you are the type of Product Owner that loves technology and prides yourself on your achievements in regards to product management and leadership. You have a proven ability to balance business requirements with customer needs and you’re 100% committed to everything you do. You have rich experience working in an agile environment, and you have a reputation which speaks to your acute attention to detail. You'll be comfortable in an “all hands on deck” environment, and you have excellent communication and problem solving skills, and you thrive in a dynamic and passionate startup culture.

Also, you're...

- Motivated! You are hungry to get things done efficiently and love building awesome things.
- Self-driven. You have superior organizational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks.
- A Multi-tasker. You don’t get overwhelmed easily.
- Technology evangelist. You are passionate about technology and have a constant pulse on emerging tech and market trends.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Preparation and Participation in Program Increment (PI) Planning
- Understands product vision and articulates vision to the development team
- Involved in Program Backlog refinement in collaboration with other POs
- Participates in reviewing and contributing to the vision, Roadmap, and content presentations
- Utilizes standardized corporate processes and practices for defining Epics and work items that align to Program Epics and Projects (Stories)
- Involved with story definition, providing clarifications necessary to assist the team with their estimates and story sequencing,
- Supports corporate objectives by ensuring priorities and planning are aligned with Goal, Iteration Execution
- Participating in development of story acceptance criteria, This includes validation that the story meets acceptance criteria and has the appropriate, persistent acceptance tests, and that it otherwise meets its Definition of Done.
- Ensuring that Non-functional Requirements are included and incorporated into the Iteration
- Coordinates dependencies with other Product Owners
- Gathering detailed level of requirements from stakeholders and customers

Must Have Skills:

Required Experience:

- Previous experience as a Product Owner
- A degree in business, computer science, engineering or equivalent
- High-level of competency required in effectively eliciting and documenting product requirements
- Minimum 3 years of experience with Agile methodologies
- Well versed in the principles of Lean, Agile, Kanban
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Ability to manage competing priorities, adjust for risk, and prioritize product backlog
- Advanced level user in: Office or Google Apps (working knowledge of Balsamiq, Sketch, and InVision is a nice to have)
- Ability to think rationally and make data-driven decisions
- Deep knowledge of web and mobile technologies (UX best practices is a nice to have)

Product Owners are evaluated via the following:

- Ability to deliver on objectives as demonstrated in Iteration reviews/demos
- Ability to deliver on corporate priorities as defined within Program Increments
- Customer Success – value and quality of solutions delivered to customers, from initial implementation through to extended production use

Starting: ASAP
Dress Code: Casual
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