Product Owner

About the Opportunity

SSI is looking for two permanent, full time  Product Owners  to join our development team in  Victoria, British Columbia.   Reporting to the Co-CEO, the Product Owner represents the “voice of the customer” by bringing a strategic vision to our existing products. Their focus is on maximizing the value delivered to the customer by the development team. The successful candidate will be relied upon to identify, prioritize and manage product requirements, work with customers, management, and other stakeholders, as well as collaborate with the Agile/Scrum team to ensure quality design and implementation of product features.

What we look for: 

Bachelor's degree or diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
5 years of hands-on experience as a Product Owner or industry experience in software Product Management, Project Management, or Product Development
Product-driven focus - able to evaluate priorities and make difficult needs-based decisions
Collaborative mindset - proven track record of guiding teams and stakeholders towards pragmatic consensus leading to high-value product roadmaps and implementations
Excellent communication skills (listening, writing, speaking including public-speaking, presentation, virtual meeting, and video recording skills)
The ability to work effectively with people in stressful situations and maintain positive customer relations
The ability to work with people from various backgrounds and cultures
A demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and execute multiple tasks 
Demonstrated ability to work independently towards high-level objectives
Fluency in English
The ability to travel internationally

Great to have:

Professional experience in shipbuilding or manufacturing
Passionate about and experienced in Agile development methodologies and processes such as Scrum
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification
Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence  
Experience with AutoCAD or other CAD systems

Please note:   The successful candidate must be willing to work remotely within Canada with the eventual relocation to Victoria, BC, and either be a Canadian Citizen or hold a valid Canadian Permanent Residency or Work Permit.

About the Benefits

At SSI, the core of our success lies in the  creative, energetic and dedicated people  who make up our team. Although the work may be challenging, we foster a  fun, flexible and friendly working environment  with:

A casual, relaxed work environment
Flexible work hours that support a work-life balance
Seasonal social events (Friday pub lunches, potlucks, Pi day, Christmas parties, theme days, and more)
Paid time off to attend blood donation drives

Upon joining SSI, the successful incumbent can expect to receive a  competitive remuneration package  plus great employee benefits, including:

ParaMedical, Dental, and Vision
Life insurance and long-term disability benefits
Profit Sharing Plan
Three weeks’ vacation
Education assistance, professional development, opportunities for career growth, and training

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and want to take your career to the next level with a local employer of choice –  apply to SSI today!

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