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Product Owner (Hybrid) - Reliable Controls Corporation

Product Owner (Hybrid) - Reliable Controls Corporation

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Who we are:

Reliable Controls is dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings around the world. Our team specializes in the design, development, and assembly of building automation controls and software programs.

We align ourselves with the right people and empower them in the right ways. An established company based in Victoria, BC, we nurture a strong culture of communication, trust, and collaboration. Embracing a work–life balance, promoting continuous learning, and celebrating our achievements are a few of the ways we show our enduring commitment to employees. Let’s combine our passions for building a greener future!


Your mission:

To gather requirements from our customers and our internal stakeholders. With these requirements lead your team. You will transform requirements laid out by stakeholders and develop them into a delightful software design. As PO, you will define the work for a time box interval and manage the development effort. Additionally, you will work with UI/UX teams to design and conceptualize prior to implementation. Product owner level 2 and 3 includes direct supervisory roles for your team. 


What we offer:

    Flexible Hybrid work environment

    Highly competitive extended health and dental plans for you and your family

    A yearly RRSP contribution on the company’s behalf, plus an employee contribution–matching program to help you grow your financial well-being

    An annual performance bonus

    Paid time off to volunteer and give back to the community, on your own or as a part of a group with your coworkers

    Free convenient parking, or choose our green transportation option and be paid for it

    Social Committee events almost every month, from potlucks, game nights, and LAN parties to camping and skiing

    Free on-site gym at both locations

    Awards and recognition for service and accomplishments

    Assistance with tuition or skills training relevant to your role

    A rewarding career doing work that matters


What we hope to create:

Solutions for building operators to enable the vision of Net-Zero Emissions by 2050. Help us get there. 


In this role you will:

    Be the voice of and champion the product(s) assigned to you 

    Understand our product marketplace; anticipate market opportunities, and innovate product solutions

    Formulate and direct our product vision, strategy, and roadmap

    Collect, articulate, and prioritize requirements from product stakeholders (own and manage product backlog)

    Project management using JIRA and other tools

    Write Agile User Stories with Testable Acceptance Criteria

    Work with the development team to estimate the scope, risk, and effort of planned work

    Participate in all Agile Scrum activities (triage, story grooming, sprint planning, scrums, retrospectives)

    Partake in occasional travel and on-site customer visits

    Report and track team, product, and project status

    Elevate impediments/issues to management

    Communicate and coordinate with customers, TechComm, Marketing, QA, and Customer Support

    Promote and inspire continuous improvement in everything we do

    Supervise development team


You'll have access to:

    An onboarding package to get you up to speed 

    Online training courses

    A mentor

    Annual training allowance


This role might be right for you if you have/are:

    A bachelor’s degree (Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field/degree)

    Passionate about and experienced in Agile software development

    Passionate about HVAC industry, green building concepts, and our customers’ needs

    3+ years experience as an Agile Product Owner

    Strong oral, written, and presentation skills

    Comfortable and effective working with cross-functional teams through changing requirements and dynamic environments

    Product-driven focus, able to sort priorities and make difficult needs-based decisions

    A collaborative mindset and proven track record of guiding teams and stakeholders toward pragmatic consensus leading to high-value product roadmaps and implementations

    Experience in an Agile development environment is preferred

    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification would be a bonus

    Experience with project management (certified PMP would be an asset)

    Experience in HVAC industry, preferably applications engineering or similar exposure would be an asset.


You'll be successful in this position if you:

    Possess initiative, drive, and excellent time management skills

    Have a passion for product design and project management

    Are flexible and adaptable – we support a group of 200+ individuals with diverse needs

    High degree of analytical thinking, ability to critically examine the issue and provide a custom solution while adhering to applicable policies and legislation

    Value a healthy work–life balance; we don't expect you to work overtime or weekends


Let’s connect!

At Reliable Controls, it’s not only experience and skills we are seeking; alignment with our values is of the utmost importance to us. Continuous improvement is vital to our organization, and we are prepared to invest in our team’s future, not just their current abilities. Let’s connect. We would love to hear from you!

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Intermediate Level

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