Product Owner
Ottawa, ON, US
8h ago
source : Happy Monday

Job Summary

GoFor continues its expansion across North America bringing our on-demand delivery service of construction materials. We are looking for highly skilled, enthusiastic and self-driven individuals to join our team in Ottawa.

We are a technology driven logistics company that brings together retailers, wholesalers, general contractors and trades people matching them in real-time with vehicle fleet operators, individual owner / operators and rental fleet operators.

Using our powerful technology platform, we harness idle logistics capacity and match it in real-time with construction industry professionals who need fast, reliable, trained and on-demand delivery.

We are dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce with varied experiences, perspectives and opinions. We believe diversity helps our team perform better and enables us to build an outstanding product for our customers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Job Overview

As GoFor continues its rapid growth we are looking for a Product Owner. As a Product Owner you will focus on liaison between Product Management and Research and Development Departments whilst representing customer needs and ensuring progress and accuracy of in-work product features.

You will also help marshal the stories through the R&D development process to ensure the highest priority items are being done at the right time and they are being released to market in a timely fashion.

We are looking for a tenured individual who can view an entire feature and break it down into smaller pieces. The successful candidate must thrive on an ever changing environment, have the ability to shift focus while maintaining progress within ongoing work items.

In this role as a Product Owner, you will primarily :

  • Work alongside Product Management to understand and define upcoming product updates / features.
  • Represent the target persona through from conception to delivery
  • Inspire engineers to think about the customer experience as they craft the GoFor workflows.
  • Distill complex features so they are digestible to multiple levels of the business. Display attention to detail and a willingness to explain to others, both verbally and in writing to gain buy-in.
  • Own the product backlog. Work with R&D to maintain a healthy backlog of prioritized work items, ensuring the most valuable are being defined and addressed.
  • Identifying tangible elements of value to end users and deliver to market in a Continuous Delivery methodology.
  • Get into the field, sit with our customers to understand their core business needs
  • Participate in Executive level client conversations to capture and distill their business requirements.
  • Required Education, Skills and Qualifications :

  • Understanding of the principles of Product Development, Agile and SCRUM framework
  • Proven track record of delivering products to production use with launch customers
  • Experience in managing backlog and development of SaaS product offerings
  • History of successfully working with distributed development teams
  • Experience in software development environments
  • Leading persona interviews and research sessions
  • Ability to manage fluid backlog to ensure the best features are being delivered to market
  • Leading agile methodology workshops (story boarding, story mapping, retrospectives)
  • Understanding of marketplace platforms
  • Ability to manage features from high-level concept to granular story through to delivery into market
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to articulate ideas and updates clearly
  • Strong ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Background in scheduling, planning or logistics management would be considered as an asset
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) would be considered as an asset
  • Pragmatic Marketing certification Foundations / Focus / Build would be considered as an asset
  • Experience in Trello / JIRA or comparable ticketing system would be considered as an asset
  • Experience working in a start-up environment would be considered as an asset
  • What it's like to work at GoFor :

  • Competitive salary;
  • Flexible Health Benefits after 3-months;
  • Opportunity to participate in Employee Stock Option Plan after 6-months;
  • A dynamic work environment inside one of the fastest growing companies in the country;
  • Empowerment to take on important activities, apply your skills and be recognized for your contributions
  • A highly collaborative team environment where there are no egos or politics, we just work together and get things done;
  • A work environment built on our founders belief that knowledge is power, transparency drives focus, collective well-being is nurtured and return-on-life is far more important than return on investment;
  • Opportunity to work with amazing and talented people. No one succeeds alone, we execute together
  • Modern office space in a former industrial building.
  • Remote work available for now with eventual return to work out of our great location in the heart of Westboro.
  • Free parking & close to public transportation
  • Important Information :

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the essential requirements.

    Job Type / Category :

    Closing Date :

    17th July 2020, 12.00 PM (Eastern time).

    Accommodation :

    We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us to request specialized accommodation.

    All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

    We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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