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Digital Product Owner

Job ID 73275 Date 04/17/2017 Toronto, Canada
Scotiabank’s Digital Banking Organization has a clear and well-supported mandate to transform the way banking technology is delivered, by reimaging the customer experience, fostering innovation to deliver new digital value propositions and enabling our teams to drive significant changes across the organization and for our customers.  

Do you want to help us reinvent how people bank?  We’re looking to fill our team with influencers, makers, creators and leaders who are flexible, curious, adventurous, versatile and responsive; and who are ready to roll up their sleeves in a collaborative and productive environment to get things done. 

By joining our team, you will make an impact on our customers, the banking industry, and ultimately, the world. 

The Digital Product Owner is accountable for launching agile initiatives in the Digital Factory. Leveraging their ability to organize and motivate teams within an incremental delivery environment, they will work with Product lines, Bank Stakeholders and Software Developers to translate customer journey directives into actionable backlog deliverables, and follow through to completion


Play a leadership role in the Scrum team to ensure that capabilities are in-scope, on-time and of high quality
Translate factory directives and customer needs into backlog items. Serve as the primary source of external information for the Scrum teams, offering clear definitions of the targeted capability, the intended value to the customer, and functional/non-functional requirements.
Assist in the development of product roadmaps. Author, refine and approve backlog items, with clearly articulated acceptance criteria
Manage and prioritize backlog contents, ensuring sufficient depth of groomed items for development consumption and commitment
Apply incremental delivery principles, drive the delivery of business value, communicate progress, elicit feedback and enable stakeholder reviews for validation in the process
Review QA test plans to align with acceptance criteria, facilitate testing and review of early builds for adherence to functional requirements
Manage engagement with bank stakeholders and effectively communicate product release contents and expected product capabilities/customer journey 
Identify and manage business activities (operating model, training, communications  etc.) required to support agile initiatives
Manage project financials, develop value-at-stake and total cost of ownership models and define KPIs to measure business outcomes and team success
Facilitate problem solving on a day-today basis as required, working closely with development on implementation challenges
Coach team members and help with their development / desired outcomes as required


Previous work experience with significant accountabilities relating but not limited to:
Product management and product development 
• Leading IT and business teams 
Influencing senior executive decisions 
Excellent project delivery skills, with proven accomplishments leading cross-functional projects
Enthusiastic, thorough, inclusive and results-oriented; Ability and desire to help others thrive in a dynamic team-oriented environment
Eager to mentor, teach, share and learn
Deep passion in first class customer experiences, innovation and delivering software  
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate on a broad spectrum (from deep technical discussions to high level executive vision)  
Work experience in facilitation and fact-based problem solving to resolve complex issues and drive actionable outcomes 
Engineering or Computer Science and 4+ years related experience in product management or technical solution delivery is preferred
Certified Scrum Product Owner designation a significant asset
Experience in a technology company or top-tier technology consulting firm an asset  

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of banking, click the “Apply now” button to submit your application.  We are hiring for a variety of high impact technical roles (design/agile/full stack/systems).  If you are curious but aren’t sure this role is right for you, please contact us anyway - we’re moving fast and looking for the best and brightest to take us to the next level.

Partnering closely with our new innovation hub, Digital Factory, you can learn more about the Factory below:

• We are growing fast and looking for team members to help us build an industry leading fintech innovation hub
• We invite and encourage collaboration with a broad range of industry disruptors and innovators
• We have the stability and resources of Scotiabank, a multinational financial institution, as well as a world class team of designers and engineers with the energy and talent of a leading startup

As Canada’s international bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. Scotiabankers hail from over 120 countries, speak more than 100 languages and serve over 23 million customers globally. As a highly diverse company, we know that an inclusive environment for employees and customers helps everyone achieve their best. 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. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide a positive recruitment experience.

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