Product Owner - Calgary (14713)

Calgary /
Technology – Product Owner /
Full-time
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Product Owner- Calgary - remote
Duration: Permanent
Location: For this particular role, the expectation is that the work will be 100% Remote
Start: ASAP

Who You Are:

Like photography? Videos? Music? Do you thrive in a mature lean and agile environment that is enabling business partners to acquire, merchandise, 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 using a variety of communication mediums. You are driven to align business goals and technological possibilities, using 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.

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 business partners in accordance with their vision and goals focused on business value. 

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 business partners in accordance with their vision and goals focused on business value.
    • The Product Owner 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 partners. Empathetically communicate risk, tradeoffs, status, and targets for delivery of the team’s work in a 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
    • Proficient in the principles of Lean and Agile software development, preference for
    • Kanban experience
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We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.

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With one voice and shared accountability.

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We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.


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