Product Owner

Toronto, Canada /
Product – Product Management /
Full-time
Who We Are:
For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.
 
Help us move the world with images!
Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers.
 
Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. With over 435 million assets, of which over 310 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
 
Getty Images offers the most exclusive and unique creative and editorial visual content globally. The breadth and quality of our content allows our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, thereby eliciting more emotion and enabling more action. Getty Images moves the world —whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving. Getty Images offers the highest quality and most diverse visual content, based on industry-leading expertise and innovation.



Who You Are:

Like photography? Videos? Music? Do you thrive in a mature lean and agile environment that is enabling business partners to acquire, merchandize and distribute media to an ever evolving population? You enjoy working with both technology and business teams in a global organization across multiple time zones utilizing all possible communication mediums. You are driven to align business goals and technological possibilities, leveraging fast feedback and iterative development to deliver value directly into the hands of users. You are constantly seeking new ways to introduce efficiencies for your teams


Your Next Challenge:

The Product Owner brings knowledge of software technology (e.g. websites,
applications, enterprise services, platforms), business value prioritization methods, critical path dependency identification and solution options for stakeholders in accordance with their vision and goals focused on business value.
The PO translates goals and objectives into iterative deliverables for implementation.
Balancing competing factors (discovery, dependencies, mitigation of risks, highest-ROI, etc.) to prioritize the backlog to ensure optimal delivery.
Manages ongoing negotiation of time, scope and plan of attack with business stakeholders. Empathetically communicates risk, tradeoffs,
status, and targets for delivery of the team’s work in timely and adaptive fashion.
Collaborates with the business partners and software development teams to provide solutions that shape and define Getty’s Products & Services
Exhibits a strong sense of responsibility and ownership for the success of software
development from prioritization to delivery (including post-deploy monitoring of performance)
Defines and champions best practices for the systems and technology they are
responsible for
Provides knowledge and leadership in specific domains and/or applications
Work with business partners to understand and translate goals and objectives into deliverables
Elaborates Portfolio needs into user stories that are granular enough to be implemented by developers and provide incremental value to our customers
Comfortable leading regular agile ceremonies: daily stand ups, development reviews, product and team retrospectives, kick-offs, planning, sizing, demos and be the voice of the user by communicating the value behind each product and prioritization decision
Prioritizes and sequences the backlog according to business value.
Conveys the Vision and Goals at the beginning of implementation and inspects the progress for each story to own acceptance or rejection of completed work
Defines Service Level Agreements and maintains communication regarding application performance
Communicates implementation status and health updates to both business and technology management (formal and informal, regular cadence and ad-hoc)
Ensures testing strategy is implemented, maintained and adequate to support health of systems and services

What You'll Need:

Demonstrated business analyst skills
Domain knowledge in the following areas:
Website, mobile applications, enterprise services and/or platforms
Business knowledge in software/high tech industry
Enterprise software development (experience as a developer, SDET, architect, etc. a
plus)
A “can do” attitude with the ability to juggle multiple workstreams and operational
support in a fast paced environment
Story management
Strong written and verbal communication skills, specifically around status, risk, trade-
offs, and target delivery reporting
Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

Desired 3 years relevant experience in this field
Well versed in the principles of Lean and Agile software development, preference for
Kanban experience
We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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