Product Owner

Website TransLink

You must apply here: https://careers.translink.bc.ca/psc/EXT/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=20220326&PostingSeq=1 

Marketing Statement

A career at TransLink and our family of companies means working with people with a wide range of skills and perspectives, all teaming up towards a common goal: preserving and enhancing the region’s world-envied quality of life. Together, we connect the region and enhance its livability by providing a sustainable transit and transportation network, embraced by our communities and people.

At TransLink we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace, recognizing the unique value and skills every individual brings.

Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can make a difference in a vibrant city? At TransLink, one of BC’s Top Employers, you’ll help make Metro Vancouver a better place to live, built on transportation excellence. Put your future in motion!

Responsibilities

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Manages the product lifecycle within the strategic framework of BTS and relevant business units, working collaboratively with various stakeholders (including senior leaders) across the enterprise. Works with business stakeholders, BTS, and solution providers to ensure products deliver on user needs, maximize value, and facilitate effective communication.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Contributes to the vision, roadmap and return on investment of one or more products. Oversees short to medium-term planning and manages the product life cycle. Accountable for continuously adding value to the product and empowering the development team. Assess the true needs of the business and decide on work to be performed by the team. Makes recommendations to the stakeholders in making informed decisions about product delivery.

Manages overall budget for the product, including developing, planning, monitoring, and making decisions on the reallocation of resources cross-functionally to deliver the product.

Responsible for communicating effectively with key stakeholders, including senior leaders, executives, customers, business managers, and the development team to make sure the goals are clear, and the vision is aligned with business strategies and objectives. Tracks and communicates progress on all requirements associated with product releases. Communicates with Product Managers and other key stakeholders to report or discuss vision, progress, risks and issues.

Leads collaborative elicitation and documentation of business, functional and non-functional requirements. Translates the ideas and requirements into high-quality agile artifacts, such as epics, features, and user stories. Adheres and contributes to Agile standards and best practices, including documentation and processes.

With the vision, strategy, and product priorities set, the product owner owns the lifecycle of the product. A key player throughout each event, including planning, refinement, review, and sprint. Responsible for product backlogs. Leading the definition, maintenance and prioritization of user stories, defects and enablers in collaboration with users, architects, Agile team members and other stakeholders.

Acts as an expert at understanding and anticipating the client’s needs to manage the development process more effectively. Elaborates story details to facilitate effective sprint planning and management of dependencies between stories and teams. Leads the resolution of key customer and stakeholder concerns and escalations.

Participates in Scrum ceremonies and provides ongoing guidance and support to the Agile team. Offers key inputs based on the performance of previous sprints and challenges experienced. Provides key decisions for the Agile team.

Validates completed stories meet the predefined acceptance criteria and comply with the Definition of Ready (DoR) and Definition of Done (DoD). Also, assures the built-in quality of the product, focusing on maximizing value. Collaborates with the team and stakeholders to facilitate Sprint reviews and product demonstrations.

Works closely with the Product Manager and Business stakeholders to ensure release notes and other implementation documentation are created and reviewed, the required training is delivered, and product release communications are supported

Works with the solution providers and software suppliers to anticipate, plan for and provide feedback on changes that will impact the product(s), such as new features, versions, patches and other material changes.

Works in cross-functional project teams across the enterprise having matrix reporting and provides feedback that will affect people management practices e.g., performance management succession planning, talent mapping etc.

Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

The requirements for this job are acquired through a bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer science or related discipline plus seven (7) years of related, demonstrated experience in product management. Demonstrated ability to effectively translate business requirements into technical/ functional requirements and launch new features into production.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Subject Matter Expert knowledge of the business process and clients’ usage of the product.

Solid understanding of the development cycle, agile frameworks, and how to manage a development sprint.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to multiple stakeholders and clients.

Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

Strong decision-making skills to provide quick inputs and resolve issues and escalations.

Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to break down complex technical solutions into smaller pieces.

Solid leadership skills with the ability to influence and provide specialized guidance and expertise to all levels of the organization.

Solid experience in Agile methodology and team management.

Advanced knowledge of the product or similar products supported will be an asset.

Other Information

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy

To support public health, and protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, and their families, TransLink employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to provide proof of full vaccination status in compliance with the employer’s COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy.

Accommodations may be applicable under the BC Human Rights Code. Should an applicant be unable to provide proof of full vaccination and should an accommodation be requested, additional information will be required to determine whether the individual is entitled to be accommodated.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week.

This is a full-time temporary position for 8 months.

Work Designation

Hybrid

This position offers the flexibility of working both on-site and remotely within B.C.

Rate of Pay

Salary starting from $102,128 per annum

The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan upon eligibility. Focus on your development through training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply’ button at the top right corner of the page or go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: May 10
Closing Date: Open until filled

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

Having trouble applying?  Please view the System Requirements & FAQ’s by going to http://www.translink.ca/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  For a confidential  inquiry, simply email us at jobs@translink.ca.

You must apply here: https://careers.translink.bc.ca/psc/EXT/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=20220326&PostingSeq=1 

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