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Title:  Digital Product Owner, (12-month contract) Scarborough & Digital Factory




Requisition ID: 70591


At Scotiabank Digital Factory, the reach and opportunity of a global organization meets the passion and drive of a startup. Reinvention starts here—and it starts with you.

We believe that the pathway to success is paved with user feedback, so we’re constantly asking our customers how they want to bank. When we find an opportunity to make things people will love, we assemble teams of specialists to collaborate in Digital Factories in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. We work fast, and we work smart. Join us to create meaningful experiences and build the bank of tomorrow for our customers around the world.

If you’d like to learn more about the Digital Factory workspace, our Digital Banking career opportunities, Communities of Practice, and open source projects, check out our microsite:


As the Digital Product Owner, you will report into the Digital Product Lead and will assume end-to-end ownership for various product offerings by leading cross-functional teams to conceptualize, define and implement new features. Leveraging their ability to organize and motivate teams, you will work with product lines, Bank stakeholders, software developers and designers to translate customer journey directives into actionable backlog deliverables, and follow through to completion. You will also liaise with global, regional and local internal and external communications teams and marketing professionals to contribute to successful go-to-market strategy for various digital products.


Is this role right for you?

  • You will assist in the development of vision and roadmap for owning areas and create/maintain a detailed prioritized product backlog
  • You will establish a close relationship with the business to ensure their requirements are translated into the right digital technology products
  • You will work with engineering and design teams to determine feasible technical solutions and reasonable implementation timelines
  • You will gather and analyse customer feedback and use it to further improve the product
  • You will collaborate with marketing teams to build strong customer communication campaigns 
  • You will engage day-to-day with the scrum teams writing and clarifying user stories, participating in sprint planning and reviews, backlog grooming, and prioritization
  • You will facilitate problem-solving as required, working closely with design, development and delivery teams on implementation challenges
  • You will engage with analytics teams to establish, measure and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) for new features
  • You will manage engagement with bank stakeholders and effectively communicate product release contents and expected product capabilities/customer journeys
  • You will maintain an understanding of the financial services industry and trends in digital banking
  • You will work 3-4 days of the week from the Scarborough location and 1-2 days a week from the Digital Factory in Toronto


Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed?

  • You have 3+ years of experience in a similar role where you've managed a digital or technology product from end to end, all the way through to delivery 
  • You are a strong problem solver with the ability to lead the team to push the solution and progress
  • You have excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong attention to detail
  • You have a curious and experimental mindset to drive innovation amidst uncertainty
  • Your verbal and written communication skills are exceptional, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at different levels in the organizations
  • It would be beneficial if you have a Business, Engineering or Computer Science degree with related experience in product management & solution delivery 
  • It would be a bonus if you have experience in the financial industry and are fluent in Spanish


What's in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create beautiful customer experiences
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • Dress codes don't apply here, being comfortable does
  • Free shuttle service to and from Union station, which means more money in your pocket
  • Onsite subsidized cafeteria with a chef, so you can snack all day, every day
  • Onsite fitness center, so you can feel your best 
  • This isn't your typical "corporate" job. We work hard and we have fun!
  • Access to thousands of online and in person courses so you can brush up on skills, or learn new ones
  • Career progression opportunities. We hire you for your talent and not just for the job. We want to see you succeed not just in your role but in your career as a whole
  • A competitive rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs on pension and profit sharing, paid vacation, personal & sick days, medical, vision and dental benefits that start from day one and much more!


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough || Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


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